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A couple of weeks ago, I woke up at 3am to a violent storm. I stayed in bed for a while longer and tried to sleep again.... unsuccessfully. I got up just after 4am, had breakfast and got dressed.    Before 5 am, just as the worst of the storm was subsiding, 91 other triathletes and I...
My Coached training program began seven weeks before the London Marathon. Ten days after that we packed our things into a campervan and went away. It was not too difficult to find a small hill for some repeats near to where we slept for the last time in England. It was all done under...

A beautiful little ride

30/12/2016 21:36
I went for a little ride on my own. It was lovely weather, just warm with a light breeze. I left home at about 5:30am so I would be back at home in time for our guests landing at 7:15am.   On the way out it was dark, but the sounds of the sea were nice as I cycled along the beach...
We took the children to run the Kids Dash the evening before the race. We were a bit delayed in starting and it was very, very crowded, but the kids seemed to enjoy themselves. My eldest son asked to borrow my watch to time himself over the distance - he ran hard the whole way and finished third or...
My newly repaired, spick and span Neurogen was ready for some fun on the winding, narrow course at East Coast Park I am still about 8kg over "race weight" but otherwise I've been feeling strong lately. Despite my less than ideal fitness, I was armed with my previous experience of duathlon racing...
I saw the Aspire Channel Swim Challenge a few months ago. We had just watched a film about a quadriplegic man with a spinal cord injury (and cried) and I realised how important funding for help must be for people who suddenly find themselves much less able, due to spinal cord damage. I also have...
  Low and Suriadi claim top spots at truncated TriFactor Triathlon Belligny, back to racing 9 weeks after pregnancy, also initiated her child to his first triathlon.

Swim (no bike) Run

22/08/2016 10:25
We were all ready to go when we saw the wind getting up and the sky darkening. Then the rain came, then the lightning and thunder. We waited, trying to contact friends who were already at the race start and watching the social media for any updates. The storm was category one and the trifactor...

It's 3:26am

20/08/2016 09:38
It's 3:26am and I am sitting in semi-darkness in my grandmother's old rocking chair with my baby's soft, warm, little body hugged closely to mine. He's doing well, a good sleeper, this is the first time he's woken up for a night feed since 6:45pm, but it's still the middle of the night. He has no...
A few weeks ago we went to the beach to practise swimming in the sea. My eldest son and I swam about 500 metres - he enjoyed it but as we felt a cold patch he asked me if the drop in temperature meant that there were crocodiles in the water. I reassured him that it did not! We practised rolling...
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