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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 [...]

December 27 – The Lake Hayes Tri

Well if my ambition was to break 1 hour 30, I failed miserably. I was just a bit over 1.41 by my own stop watch (haven’t seen the official results yet) so that’s a bit disappointing. But may I say there a few mitigating factors. It was not windy but it was really wet. The [...]

December 26 – Merry Christmas

I spent a very unenergetic Christmas Day with absolutely no exercise except for a very slow after-lunch stroll for half an hour or so. But isn’t that what tapering is supposed to be about! Like most of us, I had a lot to eat, but didn’t do too badly on the booze – just a [...]

Bay of Plenty Times Article

Link to article in the Bay of Plenty times on Christmas Eve, “Half ironman not about the speed, says TVNZ newsman”. http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/local/news/half-ironman-not-about-the-speed-says-tvnz-newsman/3935225/

December 22

I’m back in Mt Maunganui for a few days before heading south for Christmas. With no TV commitments, it’s been great to put in some serious work on the course in the last few days. On Monday, I had a 4 hour ride and a 2 hour run, Tuesday was a 2 hour ride and [...]

Dec 16

It’s been quite a hard week so far with more to come. On Monday I did 3 km at Parnell pools, then took a break, came back late in the afternoon for another kilometre and then ran for 45 minutes off the back of that. On Tuesday it was an indoor cycling session at Les [...]