Endure Batavia Triathlon 2015

This was the third year in a row Raija and I have made the 4.5 hour drive north to the town of Geraldton for the Endure Batavia Olympic distance triathlon. This year there was $2500 up for grabs for the winner, with 2nd and 3rd collecting $1500 and $1000 respectively. Outside of the Ironman … [Read More...]

Challenge Wanaka 2015

  This was my fourth appearance at Wanaka. My first attempt was in 2011, coming off victory at IM WA and I was lucky enough to finish second behind Jamie Whyte. I returned the following year a bit underdone, but scraped in for a … [Read More...]

Karri Valley Triathlon 2015

I had the pleasure of competing in the Karri Valley Triathlon for the first time last year, and was very happy to have the opportunity to compete again in 2015. The race is based at the Karri Valley Resort, nestled in amongst pristine forest, on … [Read More...]

Metaman Bintan 2013

After my 4th place at Ironman New Zealand, I was expecting to kick on with a solid outing at Ironman Cairns in June. Unfortunately, I woke with a sore throat and sinus congestion the day before the race, and, despite feeling surprisingly good in the … [Read More...]

From theory to practice – a case study

Typically I use gels on the bike for race day nutrition, and I planned to follow the same strategy for Ironman New Zealand – that is until I found out a single gel was going to cost me $5. That is NZ dollars of course, but when you take into account … [Read More...]

The key to successful race day nutrition

A successful race day nutrition outcome is influenced to the greatest degree by one factor – sweat rate. Knowing sweat rate is crucial to determine total fluid and electrolyte requirements on race day, thus making sure the individual reaches the … [Read More...]

Ironman New Zealand Race Report

It’s certainly nice to be racing again after an interrupted 22 month period in which the only races I was able to complete with any competency were the 2011 Ironman Hawaii and 2012 Challenge Wanaka. I didn’t go into Ironman New Zealand with any … [Read More...]

Urban Geelong – Long Course

As expected, I got my arse kicked in Geelong last weekend, but it wasn’t all bad. In fact, it was a fantastic last major workout for my Ironman New Zealand preparations and will stand me in good stead come March 2nd. Report card Swim: A- Anytime … [Read More...]