Posts from ‘January, 2011’

January 11th – Official Result

I’ve now checked the website and my official result was 443rd male to finish in 6 hours 36 minutes and 55 seconds. My splits were 56.43 for the swim, 3.09.18 for the bike and 2.23.51 for the run with a 3.47 1st transition and a 3.16 2nd transition. I’m pretty satisfied with that, but reckon [...]

Half Ironman Photos

Thanks to Mark Cairns, Paul Garratt and marathon-photos.com for the images.

January 9 – The day after !

Well I did it. 6 hours 36 minutes and 55 seconds officially. I have to say I felt most them too. But there is a tremendous sense of achievement for having completed the distance. There were times when you just thought “I can’t go on” but you somehow dig a bit deeper and before you [...]

Link to One News Story, 8th January

http://tvnz.co.nz/othersports-news/close-finishes-in-tauranga-half-ironman-3994549/video

January 5

A quiet time in the lead up to the big event in Mt Maunganui this week-end. I kept up the light training in and around Wanaka last week and then have worked well since coming back to Auckland on Sunday night. I have to say it’s a lot easier to train in the warm and [...]