“YOU ARE AN IRONMAN” - 4 simple words that drove me to cross the finish line for a 9th Ironman finish! They never get old, I’ve been lucky enough to be called across the line by Mike Riley (the voice of Ironman Hawaii) twice, by Pete Murray 6 times and now by a great bloke … Continue reading 2020 Cairns Ironman – I GOT to do it!
Here I am on a plane to Cairns in September 2020! Who would have thought that this would be the only full Ironman race this year in the Oceania in September in Spring in Cairns 🥵 First let’s take a quick look back over the first nine months of the year! It’s been crazy to … Continue reading Ironman Cairns – WE GET TO DO THIS!
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
So here I am 12 months later back again at the scene of last years #sharkbikerun event! Yes I still carry the mental scars from the heat and poor decisions I made early in last years duathlon. So this year Ironman have made changes to try and increase the chances of the event going ahead … Continue reading Busselton Ironman WA 2018 – race preview!
Back in late September I did my first ever live QNA on social media, where I spent 45 minutes answering all sorts of questions. Here is a brief summary for those that missed it!
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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
I qualified for the 70.3 World Championships to be held in Port Elizabeth South Africa at the Cairns 70.3 Ironman race back in June 2018 and since them my race calendar has been under constant revision. Its hard to focus on anything beyond September 2nd at the moment! I have never raced a World Championship … Continue reading 70.3 Ironman World Championships – Here I Come!
"Motivation gets you going, but routine keeps you going" This is a topic that has played on my mind for some time. We hear it all the time, motivation is driving a person to get something done! My concern is that motivation is an emotion that wanes, fluctuates and to be honest is fickle! So … Continue reading Routine over motivation
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