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Ironman World Championships Race Report – Part 1...

Kona 2019 – World Ironman Championships The road to Kona has been well planned in our house for the last few years but as explained below the best laid plans don’t always conform to your expectations when racing an Ironman. In 2016 we decided as a family (yes, really !) that if I could qualify for the 2017 championships we would go for Kelly’s 40th birthday year. The plan was to combine the race in Hawaii and then spend time in Disney afterwards and make it a holiday to remember. I chose Mallorca as the qualification race, after doing so well in UK earlier in the year I was confident, I had also turned down a slot at...

Ironman World Championships Race Report – Part 1
posted on: Oct 31, 2018 | author: admin

Kona baby – Its almost race day !!...

Quickly before I ramble on about the next last few days, if there is anyone who wants to watch the race and know anything about it, please go here to check out TRI247 round up of the GB athletes and the timings in the UK for the race. OK. here we go. There is so much going on in race week that we have probably missed more than we have done, however, I am here essentially to race so its not about tiring yourself out chasing around town for experiences. The flip side to this is that by the Wednesday in race week most of the orientation is done and as Friday is the most important day for...

Kona baby – Its almost race day !!
posted on: Oct 13, 2018 | author: admin

Kona baby – T minus 4 days

Tuesday on the island used to be the last day for quiet but as its already pretty busy here we just decided to throw ourselves in again. A bit of training to start the day, few intervals out towards Captain Cooks, there are pretty much no flat areas around here, it is after on the side of a few volcanoes, so the ride out was all uphill, the ride back all down. 51mph on a road I didn’t know was pretty good but given the circumstances and wanting to save myself for race day I eased back a little on trying to go any faster.  Then we were off to the beach, we hadn’t really done much research...

Kona baby – T minus 4 days
posted on: Oct 11, 2018 | author: admin

Kona baby – T minus 10 days !

I make no apologies for popping up for my first blog in nearly 10 months with 10 days to go to Kona, I have tried to pen a few times in the last few months but there has always been something in the way, work, family, zoning out in front of the TV. Even now I am in bed after a 9pm turbo session and trying to eek the last hour out of the day. What is keeping me going is the thought that in 10 days I will be on the pier in Kona (below), lining up for the start of one of the most important races in the triathlon calendar. With nearly 1800 of the worlds...

Kona baby – T minus 10 days !
posted on: Oct 3, 2018 | author: admin

IM Florida 2017 – Race Report

Ironman Florida 2017 – Lessons in pacing. After winning my AG last July at IMUK and turning down the slot I was firmly fixed on qualifying at Mallorca later in 2016, this would give me 12 months to train for Kona. Quite simply I bombed, 16th in my AG, 7 weeks to recover and race just wasn’t enough to make the impact I needed. I needed to rethink. Me and Kelly had talked at length about going to Kona and then Disney for her 40th, problem is, they don’t hand slots out for free and I had just turned one down! As a family surrounded by triathlon ‘Kona’ is always hanging ‘out there’. Hawai’i is beautiful, the location, sea, beaches and...

IM Florida 2017 – Race Report
posted on: Nov 20, 2017 | author: admin

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