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Hervey Bay 100 Race Report

It was great to finish, but… Hervey Bay is a beautiful place. It’s a few days after the race and we are still here – relaxing by the pool, strolling along the beach, playing at the free water-park, coffees overlooking … Continue reading

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The Five Golden Rules for How to Win a Race

After 43 years, I’m finally writing the post that everyone’s been begging for. I’m giving away all of my secrets – and this comes with the industry-leading “John FitzGerald’s 100% success or your money back” guarantee. I’m going to tell … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Half Marathon 2012 Race Report

1:22:54 (or 82:54 if we wanna be one of the cool kids). This was a surprising and brilliant result for me, and I’m still a little stunned. This morning I felt so flat, I felt I’d sabotaged my preparation, and … Continue reading

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Byron Bay 2012 Race Report

2:11:17 This race almost didn’t happen. A brutal headcold strangled me the day before the race. I simply couldn’t race. I went to bed early and miserable, knowing I was going to have to pull out of my only A … Continue reading

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Mooloolaba Triathlon 2012 Race Report

2:19:10 Surprise, surprise! A Mooloolaba PB by 6 mins, and an Olympic-distance PB (excluding the super-short 2011 Byron Bay tri) by 9 seconds! I went into the race with good bike fitness, but my swim had been hampered by an … Continue reading

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Parkrun comeback

Last May I shredded my calf fighting for third place in the 9th Main Beach parkrun. I didn’t get third but I got an 18:11 5km PB, …and months of recovery!! Today, 8 months and 33 parkruns later, I returned! … Continue reading

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2012 Port of Tauranga Half Relay

I spent 39 minutes of my birthday churning my way through a salty chowder, with 2,000 other triathletes. As I get older, birthdays are less of a celebration and more of an unpleasant reminder, so racing the Port of Tauranga … Continue reading

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