So last time I ran at the Gold coast Marathon was 1999, some 19 years ago! I previously ran the full marathon, which was my very first ever dabble into endurance running. It left a pretty big (mental) scar and took me a lot of years to find my way back to endurance sport. But … Continue reading Gold Coast Half Marathon 2018 – #GCM18
Well the race is run, did I achieve my goals? At the time when I finished I was a little disappointed (even jaded) with my performance, however upon reflection (which is the main reason I blog) I couldn't be happier with how the day panned out, as an athlete and a coach! So let's hook … Continue reading 2018 Cairns 70.3 – Race Review
So I have raced at Cairns twice before, but both times in the full ironman distance. This weekend I am switching things up and doing the 70.3 ironman instead. When I set about planning my season this wasnt in the plan. But with two Starfish athletes doing their first ironman & 70.3 distance race, I … Continue reading 2018 Cairns 70.3 Ironman – Race Preview
2018 Ironman Australia - Port Macquarie, a reflection and review of my experience! This is my 6th ironman and 2nd time to Port Macquarie! The highs and the lows of endurance racing!
Well its been a little while between blogs and I thought what better way to re-spark my blog than with a quick race preview! Yes this weekend I am back at it doing Ironman distance triathlon again! This will be Ironman number 6 to be precise (yes I am counting). After the struggle in Busselton, … Continue reading Ironman Australia Port Macquarie 2018 – Race Preview
Hell of the West never ceases to disappoint! 2018 was not the hottest year on record but this race never stops throwing up the challenges! This year was a little more special as I got to travel out there with some amazing friends from Switzerland. Markus raced at Goondiwindi, Hell of the West way back … Continue reading #HOTW2018 – Goondiwindi
So 2017 was a massive year! I turned 40 & decided to celebrate by attempting to complete 3 Ironman triathlon's! If you've followed my journey at all you will know it wasn't all smooth sailing this year, but I did have an absolute blast. I introduced a coach to help oversee my program about half … Continue reading 2017 Review – 2018 Plan!
So every year (since 2010) Rapha have challenge riders all over the world to complete 500km from Christmas Eve to New Years Eve! 8 days, 500km sounds easy enough! You can read about my experience in 2016 here. So here is a photo recount of my 2017 experience: Day 1 - Ride 1 - 127km/500km This … Continue reading #festive500 by Rapha, Strava & Me!!!
Well this has been a challenge to write. It's no secret that: The race wasn't a full 'Ironman', with the swim course closed due to marine creatures, namely a few local sharks paying a visit to the jetty on race morning. My race didn't go anywhere near to my plan, mainly because I made lots … Continue reading #sharkbikerun – Ironman Western Australia – My Race Report
Well here it is, my 3rd Ironman this year! Thats right 3 Ironman races in 2017, I must be crazy! Turning 40 triggered a mini mid-life crisis in my and this is how I dealt with it! So let's do a quick review of the course, my training and how I got to Ironman Western Australia … Continue reading Ironman Busselton WA – Preview