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Annabel Luxford, Going with the flow

Annabel Luxford, Going with the flow

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

Now walk towards a river…pick up a leaf…place your thought on the leaf….watch it float down the stream…let it go…let it drift away. Those were the words of a psychologist who I recently had some interactions with. She was helping me with mindfulness mediation. Mindfulness isn’t always easy. In this instance, her cue words didn’t quite resonate with me (maybe I’m too cynical) ..…in fact the little voice in my head blurted out, “the current is too strong for my thoughts to float down the river.’’ more

Dan Halksworth Ironman Mont Tremblant

Dan Halksworth Ironman Mont Tremblant

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

This year hasn’t had the Ironman win that I was hoping for but instead I have had other opportunities to compete. The Commonwealth Games was awesome for me, an experience I won’t forget for a long time and something I am already planning ahead for. I want to be there at the next games on the Gold Coast. more

Sam Appleton 2nd Challenge Gold Coast

Sam Appleton 2nd Challenge Gold Coast

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

I had my eye on Challenge Gold Coast as soon as it was announced earlier this year. This was not without an element of risk though, as it falls only 2 weeks prior to what is perhaps the biggest race of my season, 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant, Canada. Discussing with Tim we targeted the race as a potential last hard hit-out before dialing it back for worlds. more

Sofie Goos 2nd in Ironman Copenhagen

Sofie Goos 2nd in Ironman Copenhagen

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

Sofie Goos came second in today’s Ironman Copenhagen after the European Champion Ironman 70.3, Daniela Ryf. Clocking in at 09:06:08, Sofie followed on 12'35" of Daniela Ryf (SUI; 08:53:33). Mareen Hufe (GER; 09:25:18) ended third. While Sofie came 2nd in Copenhagen, her teammate Axel Zeebroek won the international Triathlon of Weiswampach (Olympic distance) on his home soil. more

Gina Crawford, MetaMan first Victory of 2014!

Gina Crawford, MetaMan first Victory of 2014!

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

I have worked hard all year, and have been on the podium many, many times and put in some great PB performances, but up until now had not stepped onto that highest step of the podium. I am so happy to take that first victory of 2014 now, in one of my favourite races. more

Stoltz, Garrard win XTERRA England Champs

Stoltz, Garrard win XTERRA England Champs

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

Conrad Stoltz and Emma Garrard captured the XTERRA England Championship on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Vachery Estate in Cranleigh, Surrey. It was a landmark victory for Stoltz, his 50th career XTERRA championship win. For Garrard, it was her first, made all the more special with a big cheering section full of family. more

Ruenz Triumphs, Shiao Yu Defends in Japan

Ruenz Triumphs, Shiao Yu Defends in Japan

Monday 25 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

The rain stayed away but the breathtaking course in and around Lake Toya proved demanding at IRONMAN Japan in Hokkaido. Men’s Race Great Britain’s Harry Wiltshire led out of the water from Japan’s Takahama Kuniaki, taking a 35 second advantage out of transition. By 33kms Wiltshire had broken away and 10kms latter his lead was four minutes. more

Symonds, Lester defend titles at Challenge Penticton Canada

Symonds, Lester defend titles at Challenge Penticton Canada

Monday 25 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

“Repeat” was the word of the day at the 2014 Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada after Penticton’s hometown champion Jeff Symonds (CAN) and Carrie Lester (AUS) successfully defended their titles from last year. Symonds crossed the line at 8:26.58, shaving nearly three minutes off his 2013 time. Sunday’s finish was 20 minutes ahead of Chris Bagg (US) and Nathan Cochrane (NZ) to round out the top three. Victoria’s Andrew Russell had been trailing Symonds in second for the first half of the run more

Ryf and Hyldelund Capture Copenhagen

Ryf and Hyldelund Capture Copenhagen

Monday 25 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

Denmark’s Henrik Hyldelund and Swiss star Daniela Ryf outbiked the field at KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen. Henrik Hyldelund had a simple tactics for KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen: Swim fast and then outbike everyone. In the inaugural KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen last year the 29-year-old Dane got caught on the final kilometers of the run by Jens Petersen-Bach. To avoid that fate this year Hyldelund trailed Span’s Clemente Alonso-McKernan (45:58) by 11 seconds with German favorite Timo Bracht just a few seconds behi more

McDonald, Kraft Lay it Down in Louisville

McDonald, Kraft Lay it Down in Louisville

Monday 25 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

Both have won here before, and this year used a blend of fitness and experience to steal the show on a late-summer day in the South. Defending champion Chris McDonald and two-time IRONMAN Louisville winner Nina Kraft won the last pro race in this town, which has hosted this race for the last eight years. The two took this year's edition of IRONMAN Louisville, more

French Victories At Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 Press Release
The 5th edition of le Triathlon du Château de Chantilly took place this weekend with a record number of 1,600 triathletes taking part in the stunning and sunny Picarde region of France. The growing event attracted over 500 British triathletes including many families looking for a bank holiday tri break. This year, arguably the most charming of the European rounds of the Castle Triathlon Series, saw many personal and team accomplishments and offered a family friendly weekend. More than ever an international atmosphere emerged from the weekend with participants from all backgrounds. International elites competition: Amidst all levels of triathletes, a competition between the elites of two nations, France and GB, took up this weekend at le triathlon du Château de Chantilly. At the start line of the Olympic distance, Cyril Viennot, was leading the French team, accompanied by Victor Debil-Caux, Tony Baheux and Julie Nivoix. From across the Channel, Fraser Cartmell accompanied by Mark...

A detailed look at the Ueberbike

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014
We uploaded initial pictures of the new Raphael Ueberbike last week, and today we had a chance to look closer and fondle this very attractive new TT machine.

Eurobike Demo Day 2014

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014
The 2014 Eurobike show opened today with a demo day, but it for the first time was right next to the exhibit halls. And it appears that the visitors embraced it.

70.3 Sunshine Coast Pro start list

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 Admin
Pete Jacobs bike A year ago Pete Jacobs tore up the field at 70.3 Sunny Coast to signal he was in great form to defend his world title. A year later and PJ returns to this race without the World Title and with more questions than answer about the ‘albino tiger’s’ form. For the women Caroline Steffen too is fine tuning as she sets about winning that elusive World Title. This race looks set to be a fast one as many 70.3 and Ironman hopefuls will be showing up to win.  PRO Men Pete Jacobs Brad Kahlefeldt Clayton Fettell Courtney Atkinson Casey Munro Dan Wilson Michael Fox Luke Bell David Dellow Luke Whitmore Mark Bowstead Brad Clark Joseph Lampe Adam Gordon Nicholas Hull Lachlan Kerin Josh Rix Danny Russell Lindsey Wall Brad Wauer PRO Women Gina Crawford Caroline Steffen Radka Vodickova Kiyomi Niwata Lisa Marangon Kym Jaenke Carrie Lester Amelia Watkinson Michelle Wu Ange Castle Sarah Crowley Jessica Fleming Julia Grant Kristy Hallett Polly Mosley Rachael Paxton Rebecca Preston Matilda...

Pete Jacobs back to defend IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast title

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 David@blitzmag.com.au (Administrator )
pete-jacobs-Delly-Carr Pete Jacobs (AUS) and Gina Crawford (NZL) are back to defend their titles at IRONMAN® 70.3 Sunshine Coast next month.

Ironman Louisville 2014 – Analyzing Results

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 Thorsten
Race Conditions The adjustments for IM Louisville don’t have a clear pattern: There are some fast years (like 2013 with 14:30) but also slow ones (like 2010 with -4:21). Compared to the average (new course rating of 3:28) this year was fast (adjustment of 8:04), but the heat affected the race this year, especially on the run (run adjustment of -4:39). Based on the announcements from WTC, this was the final Pro race in Louisville. Male Race Results Patrick Evoe led the race coming out of T2 but quickly fell back to finish in 3rd. Chris McDonald took the lead, but he was pushed right up to the finish line by Thomas Gerlach. Chris eventual won by 16 seconds over Thomas. Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected 1 Chris McDonald AUS 00:48:28 04:39:01 03:08:27 08:40:51 03:25 2 Thomas Gerlach USA 00:48:30 04:39:16 03:07:40 08:41:07 -12:17 3 Patrick Evoe USA 00:51:39 04:35:36 03:16:59 08:49:27 01:22 4 Mike Hermanson USA 00:47:39 04:52:02 ...

Pro Introduces New Alloy Basebar And Clip-On Aerobars

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 Liz Hichens
The Pro Missile Alloy cockpit will retail for $300. The $100 base bar will be sold separately from the $200 extensions, which are available in Ski-bend (pictured here) and S-bend. Photo: Pro Components In conjunction with the Eurobike tradeshow, Pro today announced the launch of an alloy version of its Missile Evo handlebar. The new triathlon handlebar, the Missile Alloy, is touted as being one of the lightest, most adjustable and comfortable handlebars in its league at a lower price point. One of the major features of the Missile Alloy is its adjustability—it offers 5mm stackable spacers for a customized setup for a variety of riders. Although it is made of alloy, the handlebar is still remarkably light with a total weight of 729 grams (excluding spacers). RELATED – 2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aerobars The Missile Alloy benefits from some of the technology used in the Missile Evo, sporting a sleek base bar shape with the same aerodynamic features and ergonomic...

Garmin Announces Cheaper, One-Sided Vector Power Meter

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 Caley Fretz | Velonews.com
The Garmin Vector S is exactly like the Vector, only divided by two. Photo: Garmin Garmin announced Tuesday the release of a single-sided power meter, the Vector S, which measures power generated by the left leg to estimate total power, similar to the Stages Power meter. The Vector S uses the same technology as the full-suite Vector setup, but removes the measurement and transmission hardware from the right pedal. Price drops by almost half, relative to the Vector, down to $900. The Vector S can be easily upgraded to measure both left and right power simply by purchasing a new right pedal, available for $700. The Vector system, first launched in 2013, has a retail cost of $1,600—the combined price of the new Vector S left-side pedal and optional right-side pedal. The Vector works by measuring deflection in the pedal spindle and combining that data with information from its built-in accelerometer to calculate power output. The system had some early teething troubles—setup requires a...

Spinlister: Bringing IRONMAN Athletes Together

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014
New IRONMAN partner Spinlister brings a simple solution to bike-related snafus with one word: Community.

Ironman Copenhagen 2014 – Analyzing Results

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 Thorsten
Race Conditions For Copenhagen, the adjustment of 18:11 was a relatively slow race (new course rating of 23:55). It was relatively cold and windy on race day, so both the bike and the run were slower than they usually are. Male Race Results Henrik Hyledlund had a great day: He broke away from the rest of the field on the bike, being more than 10 minutes faster than anyone else, then posted a solid 2:56 marathon. Pre-race favorite Timo Bracht was closed to Henrik after the bike, but his legs were not fresh enough for one of his blistering marathons. Clemente Alonso-McKernan closed the gap to him, then they battled for a while before Clemente managed to put a little gap to Timo and finished in second with a margin of 39 seconds. Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected 1 Henrik Hyldelund DEN 00:46:09 04:16:41 02:56:58 08:03:39 -39:14 2 Clemente Alonso-McKernan ESP 00:45:58 04:30:30 02:49:24 08:10:53 -10:38 3 Timo Bracht GER 00:46:21 04:27:16 ...

Ironman Day: August 25th, 2014

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 Lsanderstri
4 Hour Long Ride I decided to do one more video prior to the 70.3 world championship. This one has a bit of a different flavour than the last one. It’s a bit long, so set it aside for when you’ve got some free time. Here is the data from the bike ride:   Thanks for watching!!

Challenge Gold Coast

Monday 25 Aug 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Sam Appleton)
I had my eye on Challenge Gold Coast as soon as it was announced earlier this year. This was not without an element of risk though, as it falls only 2 weeks prior to what is perhaps the biggest race of my season, 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant, Canada. Discussing with Tim we targeted the race as a potential last hard hit-out before dialling it back for worlds. We had discussed swimming and riding really hard and hopefully having a buffer to notch it back a little on the run to avoid the muscle damage that arises from 21 kilometers of pounding pavement.  I was also eager to replenish my bank account to avoid potentially living off baked beans and mi goreng noodles after splashing ‘dat paper’ on a trip to the northern hemisphere.  Having already raced a fair bit this year, Tim was keen for me to focus on Mt Tremblant and use this race as a solid hit out to test where the form was at after just completing a decent training block. I was a little apprehensive, as I...

Winter: For it or Agin it?

Tuesday 26 Nov 2013 Catmo
It’s that time of year again: thermal vests, woolly hats, gloves and scarves – and that’s just for indoors! But do you welcome the change in seasons or hanker longingly for summer the instant that the clocks change?! The “Fors”! Mud: It’s time to bring out the trail running shoes and lube up the mountain bike. With sub optimal weather a perpetual threat it’s great to have some motivation to get outside – even when it’s manky! I don’t mind getting dirty (and moderately chilly) when I’m cruising the tracks, trails, mountains, forests and hills. With the off-season in full swing, training becomes less about speed, distance and time and more about puddle-jumping before succumbing to inevitable soggy feet; measuring the success of a mountain bike ride by avoiding near-death situations and remembering to put the central heating on “timed” before leaving the house. Woman Cave: Whilst winter training is generally more relaxed, there are times when the numbers count. For those times I...

Patience, Persistence, Perspective: Performance

Tuesday 24 Sep 2013 Admin
Almost one year ago I was in London lying face down in the operating room having achilles surgery. Perversely, I was happy and relieved to hear the surgeon exclaim that I really did have fat ankles. Apparently the fat deposits harboured the nerve endings that were the source of many seasons of discomfort and frustration. Out came to fat and then out came my plantaris tendons which were embedded around the achilles – also a cause of the discomfort. It was good to know that I wasn’t being a hypochondriac (on this occasion). It took a while to progress my rehab enough to start running again but 6 months later things were looking good. I was running every third day with only minimal discomfort. Since April it’s been all about learning to be the tortoise and not succumbing to any hare-like tendencies. Little by little I’ve been able to add intensity and distance to all of my training. 3 weeks ago I had a scan and got the magic “all clear” message from the surgeons. At the weekend I ran my...

Drugs in sport: A personal reflection.

Thursday 11 Jul 2013 Catmo
As an athlete I’ve been part of the UK Sport anti-doping register for over 10 years and the World Triathlon Corporation anti-doping programme since its inception. For over a decade I have declared my whereabouts for testing on a daily basis. The very thought of artificially enhancing my athletic performances has never registered – it goes against every grain of my being. It goes against the very reason that I compete: to push myself and my personal boundaries, to see just how much better I can become. A personal quest to reach my potential, wherever that may be. I simply cannot identify with any athlete who chooses to cheat, in any sport, through any means, including taking illegal performance enhancing drugs. These sentiments are in no way original and I believe are shared by the majority of athletes in triathlon and beyond. I’ve been an ambassador for 100%ME, UK Sport anti doping athlete education programme, and I have actively submitted my thoughts on anti-doping...

“What’s for you won’t go by you.”

Wednesday 08 May 2013 Catmo
There is a saying that reads: “What’s for you won’t go by you.” I’ve often believed this. It doesn’t mean that I expect good things in life to materialise or that I’m unmotivated to pursue my goals and dreams. For me it means that when you want something, you strive to get there and if you are unsuccessful despite your best efforts then perhaps it wasn’t meant to be. Last year despite my best efforts I was unable to compete in St Croix. It was not meant to be. This year because of my best efforts I made it to the race. In doing so I achieved the goal that has been my driving force for the past 6 months of surgery rehab. I was so happy just to stand on the start line. In fact I was more than happy. I was scared, anxious and emotional. I probably cried more times in the past 5 days than I have in a while. Tears were shed at the airport when I arrived and reunited with my St Croix buddies. Tears were shed before the start of the race as it...

Tortoise and Hare.

Monday 08 Apr 2013 Catmo
On the surgeon’s table in October, trying to disassociate myself from the sensations of my achilles being nipped and tucked, pulled and pushed and (hopefully) bettered, I was day-dreaming. I could see myself lining up in the warm seas of the Caribbean readying myself for the start of 70.3 St Croix. In this pleasant daydream, I am, of course, tanned, race ready, fighting fit and on the cusp of a performance that would stand me in good stead to regain the 70.3 St Croix title. The tan withstanding, these conditions have all been previously experienced! Dreaming: freeing your mind to explore, finding something that you’d ultimately like to achieve. The challenge is to then take that dream pave its path with goals, targets, blood, sweat and the occasional tear. On the continuum of ultimate ambitions and challenges doing a middle distance triathlon is not a particularly earth-shattering target for a professional triathlete. However, having St Croix scribbled at the centre of my...

36 grey hairs!

Friday 18 Jan 2013 Catmo
  I’m sure that I got 35 of them during the events of last year! Last week I”celebrated” my 36th birthday in true (long distance) triathlon style by doing a 5 hour turbo. It was all about the challenge, every last sweaty boring minute of it. Sometimes you have to prove to yourself that you can do things that are more mental than physical, or at least I do! It certainly made the birthday cake and prosecco taste that much better. Two days later I lasted 90 mins. I was  fighting the whole way to the final whistle. I called time early. Things were just not right. I stepped off the bike somewhat ungraciously and ungracefully and drew a line under the day. Swings and roundabouts. Some days you’ve got it, some days it’s so far away you question if you ever had it in the first place. This is not an uncommon feeling for many athletes but when you are rehabbing and starting from a lower than previously experienced baseline these wee niggling thoughts seem to...

A New Chapter?

Sunday 28 Oct 2012 Catmo
Those of you who read my sporadic blog (hi mum!) will be more than aware of the trials and tribulations of this year. Some of you may just want to stop reading now, or bed down with a pillow as you commit to read any further! As always, I truck on and endeavor to make the most out of sub-optimal situations. It’s now been over a year since I last raced. And over a year of inconsistent training during which time I have immersed myself in trying to figure out the who, what, where, why and how of my persistently grumbling achilles. During this time I’ve had other challenges to deal with. I’ve cried lots, laughed lots, learned lots and been humbly reminded time and time again that life is not about what gets thrown at you. It’s about how you respond.   If I’m honest, I’ve not really missed racing. It wasn’t difficult or stressful or emotional watching the season go by. It was certainly frustrating. But it was year of all sorts of wonderful...

T minus 20 days….

Wednesday 03 Oct 2012 Catmo
The 6 week X-ray showed that my arm is still attached to my shoulder and my clavicle is healing well. Great stuff! With this good news ringing in my ears I booked a swimming lesson. I had been “swimming” up until this point but decided that it was time to move from extended bath with one armed antics to extended bath with two armed antics. Insert here many sweary words. I started off with a right arm that felt like a wet lettuce. It would enter the water and hang around waiting for messages from my brain then suddenly kick into action “after a fashion. Ground Control and Major Tom are not fully communicating: other swimmers beware of my rogue limb! Last night I ventured to the tri club. Equipped with fins it wasn’t as embarrassing as it could have been. I lasted 45mins but I am quite disheartened at how much strength I have lost and by how taxed my poor wee heart and lungs were. Still, you gotta start somewhere. The plan is that by the time I reach T minus 20 days. I’ll have amassed...

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Annabel Luxford, Going with the flow

Annabel Luxford, Going with the flow

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

Now walk towards a river…pick up a leaf…place your thought on the leaf….watch it float down the stream…let it go…let it drift away. Those were the words of a psychologist who I recently had some interactions with. She was helping me with mindfulness mediation. Mindfulness isn’t always easy. In this instance, her cue words didn’t quite resonate with me (maybe I’m too cynical) ..…in fact the little voice in my head blurted out, “the current is too strong for my thoughts to float down the river.’’ more

Dan Halksworth Ironman Mont Tremblant

Dan Halksworth Ironman Mont Tremblant

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

This year hasn’t had the Ironman win that I was hoping for but instead I have had other opportunities to compete. The Commonwealth Games was awesome for me, an experience I won’t forget for a long time and something I am already planning ahead for. I want to be there at the next games on the Gold Coast. more

Sam Appleton 2nd Challenge Gold Coast

Sam Appleton 2nd Challenge Gold Coast

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

I had my eye on Challenge Gold Coast as soon as it was announced earlier this year. This was not without an element of risk though, as it falls only 2 weeks prior to what is perhaps the biggest race of my season, 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant, Canada. Discussing with Tim we targeted the race as a potential last hard hit-out before dialing it back for worlds. more

Sofie Goos 2nd in Ironman Copenhagen

Sofie Goos 2nd in Ironman Copenhagen

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

Sofie Goos came second in today’s Ironman Copenhagen after the European Champion Ironman 70.3, Daniela Ryf. Clocking in at 09:06:08, Sofie followed on 12'35" of Daniela Ryf (SUI; 08:53:33). Mareen Hufe (GER; 09:25:18) ended third. While Sofie came 2nd in Copenhagen, her teammate Axel Zeebroek won the international Triathlon of Weiswampach (Olympic distance) on his home soil. more

Gina Crawford, MetaMan first Victory of 2014!

Gina Crawford, MetaMan first Victory of 2014!

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

I have worked hard all year, and have been on the podium many, many times and put in some great PB performances, but up until now had not stepped onto that highest step of the podium. I am so happy to take that first victory of 2014 now, in one of my favourite races. more

French Victories At Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 Press Release
The 5th edition of le Triathlon du Château de Chantilly took place this weekend with a record number of 1,600 triathletes taking part in the stunning and sunny Picarde region of France. The growing event attracted over 500 British triathletes including many families looking for a bank holiday tri break. This year, arguably the most charming of the European rounds of the Castle Triathlon Series, saw many personal and team accomplishments and offered a family friendly weekend. More than ever an international atmosphere emerged from the weekend with participants from all backgrounds. International elites competition: Amidst all levels of triathletes, a competition between the elites of two nations, France and GB, took up this weekend at le triathlon du Château de Chantilly. At the start line of the Olympic distance, Cyril Viennot, was leading the French team, accompanied by Victor Debil-Caux, Tony Baheux and Julie Nivoix. From across the Channel, Fraser Cartmell accompanied by Mark...

A detailed look at the Ueberbike

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014
We uploaded initial pictures of the new Raphael Ueberbike last week, and today we had a chance to look closer and fondle this very attractive new TT machine.

Eurobike Demo Day 2014

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014
The 2014 Eurobike show opened today with a demo day, but it for the first time was right next to the exhibit halls. And it appears that the visitors embraced it.

70.3 Sunshine Coast Pro start list

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 Admin
Pete Jacobs bike A year ago Pete Jacobs tore up the field at 70.3 Sunny Coast to signal he was in great form to defend his world title. A year later and PJ returns to this race without the World Title and with more questions than answer about the ‘albino tiger’s’ form. For the women Caroline Steffen too is fine tuning as she sets about winning that elusive World Title. This race looks set to be a fast one as many 70.3 and Ironman hopefuls will be showing up to win.  PRO Men Pete Jacobs Brad Kahlefeldt Clayton Fettell Courtney Atkinson Casey Munro Dan Wilson Michael Fox Luke Bell David Dellow Luke Whitmore Mark Bowstead Brad Clark Joseph Lampe Adam Gordon Nicholas Hull Lachlan Kerin Josh Rix Danny Russell Lindsey Wall Brad Wauer PRO Women Gina Crawford Caroline Steffen Radka Vodickova Kiyomi Niwata Lisa Marangon Kym Jaenke Carrie Lester Amelia Watkinson Michelle Wu Ange Castle Sarah Crowley Jessica Fleming Julia Grant Kristy Hallett Polly Mosley Rachael Paxton Rebecca Preston Matilda...

Pete Jacobs back to defend IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast title

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 David@blitzmag.com.au (Administrator )
pete-jacobs-Delly-Carr Pete Jacobs (AUS) and Gina Crawford (NZL) are back to defend their titles at IRONMAN® 70.3 Sunshine Coast next month.

Ironman Day: August 25th, 2014

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 Lsanderstri
4 Hour Long Ride I decided to do one more video prior to the 70.3 world championship. This one has a bit of a different flavour than the last one. It’s a bit long, so set it aside for when you’ve got some free time. Here is the data from the bike ride:   Thanks for watching!!

Challenge Gold Coast

Monday 25 Aug 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Sam Appleton)
I had my eye on Challenge Gold Coast as soon as it was announced earlier this year. This was not without an element of risk though, as it falls only 2 weeks prior to what is perhaps the biggest race of my season, 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant, Canada. Discussing with Tim we targeted the race as a potential last hard hit-out before dialling it back for worlds. We had discussed swimming and riding really hard and hopefully having a buffer to notch it back a little on the run to avoid the muscle damage that arises from 21 kilometers of pounding pavement.  I was also eager to replenish my bank account to avoid potentially living off baked beans and mi goreng noodles after splashing ‘dat paper’ on a trip to the northern hemisphere.  Having already raced a fair bit this year, Tim was keen for me to focus on Mt Tremblant and use this race as a solid hit out to test where the form was at after just completing a decent training block. I was a little apprehensive, as I...

Winter: For it or Agin it?

Tuesday 26 Nov 2013 Catmo
It’s that time of year again: thermal vests, woolly hats, gloves and scarves – and that’s just for indoors! But do you welcome the change in seasons or hanker longingly for summer the instant that the clocks change?! The “Fors”! Mud: It’s time to bring out the trail running shoes and lube up the mountain bike. With sub optimal weather a perpetual threat it’s great to have some motivation to get outside – even when it’s manky! I don’t mind getting dirty (and moderately chilly) when I’m cruising the tracks, trails, mountains, forests and hills. With the off-season in full swing, training becomes less about speed, distance and time and more about puddle-jumping before succumbing to inevitable soggy feet; measuring the success of a mountain bike ride by avoiding near-death situations and remembering to put the central heating on “timed” before leaving the house. Woman Cave: Whilst winter training is generally more relaxed, there are times when the numbers count. For those times I...

Patience, Persistence, Perspective: Performance

Tuesday 24 Sep 2013 Admin
Almost one year ago I was in London lying face down in the operating room having achilles surgery. Perversely, I was happy and relieved to hear the surgeon exclaim that I really did have fat ankles. Apparently the fat deposits harboured the nerve endings that were the source of many seasons of discomfort and frustration. Out came to fat and then out came my plantaris tendons which were embedded around the achilles – also a cause of the discomfort. It was good to know that I wasn’t being a hypochondriac (on this occasion). It took a while to progress my rehab enough to start running again but 6 months later things were looking good. I was running every third day with only minimal discomfort. Since April it’s been all about learning to be the tortoise and not succumbing to any hare-like tendencies. Little by little I’ve been able to add intensity and distance to all of my training. 3 weeks ago I had a scan and got the magic “all clear” message from the surgeons. At the weekend I ran my...

Drugs in sport: A personal reflection.

Thursday 11 Jul 2013 Catmo
As an athlete I’ve been part of the UK Sport anti-doping register for over 10 years and the World Triathlon Corporation anti-doping programme since its inception. For over a decade I have declared my whereabouts for testing on a daily basis. The very thought of artificially enhancing my athletic performances has never registered – it goes against every grain of my being. It goes against the very reason that I compete: to push myself and my personal boundaries, to see just how much better I can become. A personal quest to reach my potential, wherever that may be. I simply cannot identify with any athlete who chooses to cheat, in any sport, through any means, including taking illegal performance enhancing drugs. These sentiments are in no way original and I believe are shared by the majority of athletes in triathlon and beyond. I’ve been an ambassador for 100%ME, UK Sport anti doping athlete education programme, and I have actively submitted my thoughts on anti-doping...

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