Twelve months is a long time in sport! However I patiently waited the year to exorcise the demons of #sharkbikerun from last year. And excise them I did, actually I did that in the first hour of the event! I actually got to do the swim! I celebrated with a little internal 'wahoo' as I … Continue reading Ironman Western Australia, Busselton 2018 – Race Report
The fiercest race in the friendliest city! Lives up to its tag line in every since of the word. The racing was insane, the course was honest and the conditions were trying! The wall of names! We had the pleasure of watching the women's race on the Saturday in full sun and a stiff wind … Continue reading 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship – Race Report
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
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