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2011

SPOTY : A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

December 5, 2011

The build up to the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) Award has caused more than a few raised eyebrows. The selection process, for those who are not aware, is relatively simple. The BBC selects a panel of ‘leading …

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SEASONS END: ‘HAVING IT OFF’

November 7, 2011

It’s getting to that time of year, in the Northern Hemisphere at least, when the triathlon ‘events’ list starts to look as sparse as the toilet paper in a porta potty on race morning; snow/rain and other such precipitous delights …

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World Ironman Championships: beyond my wildest dreams

October 21, 2011

Every once in while you are blessed with a very special day when history is rewritten, records fall and you surpass your own notions of what is possible to achieve. On 8 October Craig Alexander broke the long standing course …

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War wounds: the fighting spirit

October 2, 2011

“Its not a race. It’s war”. Those somewhat macabre words were among the first that the amazing, multiple ironman champion, Bella Bayliss ever said to me. Back then, in 2007, I didn’t have so much as a triathlon vest …

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The KPR and more: some thoughts, comments and suggestions

September 7, 2011

Last year saw a change in the way in which professionals qualify for the world Ironman Championships in Kona. The new policy, including the Kona Pro Rankings (KPR) System is outlined at the following link. http://ironmanpromembership.com/kpr/. As you will see …

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Duracell bunny: the race of my life

September 2, 2011

I thought i would post the recent column i wrote for 220Triathlon Magazine about my attempts to speed up by slowing down 🙂 

……..I lie face down on the ground, tears of relief, pride and joy dripping onto the carpet, …

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Head chopping: the importance of R&R

August 8, 2011

In January 2007 I went for a trial week with a certain Mr Sutton. Simple question ‘Do I have what it takes to be a professional triathlete?’ His slightly macabre answer being: ‘Physically yes, but I need to cut your …

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Challenge Roth: once in a lifetime moments

July 15, 2011

Last years Challenge Roth was one of the most special days of my life, and one that I have replayed in my mind over and over again. I didn’t need to be asked twice to return for my third time, …

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MY FAVOURITE SESSION: FOOD AND FUEL

June 27, 2011

We all religiously fill in our training logs. They have swim, bike and run on top of neat little columns. They might even have another section for any extra comments… Like ‘I was like Michael Phelps in the pool today; …

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The Three-peat: Rock and Blazeman Rolling at Kansas

June 21, 2011

With the wide variety of races on the triathlon circuit it is hard to decide which ones to do. But after about a 10 second deliberation I decided to return to the wonderful town of Lawrence for the Kansas 70.3 …

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