Sunday, May 9, 2010

2010 Ironman video

I feature in the 2nd video @ 4:14. I must have been abusing Swanny who was draft busting.

Kindly borrowed from - thanks

Ironman New Zealand 2011

Wow, I can’t believe that just 8 weeks post the 2010 edition, and only a week after the entries opened the 2011 is already more than half full. The risk of missing a spot at redemption has forced my hand, and I have had to part with $750 or whatever it was and enter - 5th March 2011

I guess I better find my mojo now, because I have a lot of work to do...thankfully I do have plenty of time up my sleeve .

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Ok, I’m sorry, I know I have been slack with my blog...but to be fair it’s only Wednesday, so I am 2 days late.

What has been happening since my last post? Ironman NZ...let’s just say that the swim was the best part of my day....enough said eh.

The resulting back injury is coming right slowly, and I’m now running 5-6 days a week. I keep saying to myself that I must get myself fit again, but for some reason I just can’t seem to find my mojo. So if anyone out there finds it, let me know....I’d like it back.

What’s next for me? Well, I seriously don’t know, but I would like to give Auckland Marathon a good nudge later this year, especially since I had to abandon my plan to run the Christchurch Marathon.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

lazy, lazy, lazy

Wow, it's been a while since I've updated my blog, standby for an update on Monday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tauranga Half Ironman

I am not sure what to think about my race at the Tauranga Half Ironman.

I finished in 17th place overall, same as last year (average), but 2min slower (negative). I was 3rd age grouper, same as last year (average), but won my age group, was 2nd last year (positive).

picture quality (average)

I swam about the same time (average), despite this year’s awful currents and a mean out-going tide (positive); I rode about 8min slower despite riding a tri spoke front wheel and a disc on the back (negative), but I did manage to run 7min faster (positive), but probably cause I didn’t ride as fast (average)...

3 x positive

5 x average

2 x negative

I think that about sums it up....average, however I guess I shouldn’t be so blasé I am now the 2009 National Half Ironman Champion 35-39yr (positive)....the cheques should start rolling into my mail box any day now

4 x positive

5 x average

2 x negative

Slightly above average then...

Full results here

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Probable DNS – Ironman NZ 2010

I am currently in a position where I won’t be doing Ironman New Zealand in March cause I literally can’t afford the $805 entry fee & the $1000 accommodation charges. I find it frustrating that a lack of money will exclude me from competing. I would have been able to compete if my car hadn’t broken down just prior to Christmas and is now going to cost me $3k plus to repair (fired turbo).

It’s an interesting position to be in as I really want to compete, and I still feel like I am going to be wading into Lake Taupo on race morning full of nervous anticipation, but the reality is I just can’t see how I am going to be able to do it...especially with the entries closing on the 17th January. Right now I would say that there is about a 10% chance of me being on the start line.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone.