South African LD Triathlete of the Year 2011/2012

After having taken the Winter off from racing (for the first time in years!), I was keen to get racing again. The first race was to be the fantastic new Trirock event in Durban, which was to serve as my warm-up event for China. Unfortunately, Durban was not my best day, with isssues on the […]

Ironman SA 2013 was meant to be the revenge on the dreadful conditions that dominated (and defeated me) in 2012. My chances of beating Chrissie W’s record was probably out of the question, but I felt in good enough shape to contemplate a top ten finish. I wanted to defeat the demon more than anything! […]

Looking at this picture, a flood of memories of Ironman SA 2012 come back to me. This was probably THE hardest most miserable day I have ever had! Despite the struggle, I came away from that horrible race with nothing more than my personal worst time, and experience, ever had! I was depressed about my […]

Buffelspoort – a lovely bushveld venue, a stone’s throw away from the scenes of last year’s Marikana shootings in the North West province. I have never raced the Buffelspoort Ultra Triathlon, but I can tell you that I have been missing out and it is well worth the journey north! For starters the dam is […]

I have had a challenging few weeks, so finishing on the podium, with the bronze medal at the SA Long Distance Tri Champs was quite a relief. I was beaten by two young, quality athletes that are certainly demonstrating the potential of the new generation of South African triathletes, so time to raise the bar […]

There is something about taking part in a new event that makes me feel like a young athlete all over again. At my first ever Midmar Mile I fell in love with the atmosphere, goody bag and ogled out my swimming heroes just like I did when I was a much younger athlete! The Midmar […]

The Indian Ocean Triathlon in Mauritius is the perfect way to end the racing season….in unspoilt paradise! This was my second time competing in this event, and for this year it has by far been my favourite! After a year of racing in events that were cold, wet and windy, I was really hoping to […]

Photo: Stephane Subert Three times racing at the World LD Series in Weihai China now, and this city in Shandong Province and its warm people are growing on me each time! This is a wonderfully and very effeciently organised event and I am very pleased that Weihai has been awarded the 2014 ITU World LD […]

Two pictures and two podiums this week! Yes, this is my last week in France :….( and I thought I would bang in two races before leaving. As Wednesday was apublic holiday in France, I decided to do a race in the town of Nevers – which is, in fact where the LOOK bike headquarters […]

You have to really love this sport – one day you win the next day you you try, try, try and nothing happens! It seems that I am still on the roller coaster ride that has been my 2012 season. I don’t want to ramble on about the World Champs in Spain, mostly because I […]

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