South African LD Triathlete of the Year 2011/2012

Le Mans is a town in the Sarthe region of France, known for its motor racing, but it is also the host of an equally exciting triathlon – the Le Mans International Triathlon. It has been a challenging year for me so far, injury, illness, stresses and not the form or results that I would […]

My 16th Ironman done. Notably, my second worst finish ever (the worst being Ironman Mexico back in 2009 and that epic 28km walk of shame…). Ironman South Africa 2012 will definitely go down as one of the toughest days I have ever had. I am ashamed by my performance, embarrassed that the climatic conditions got […]

¬†I have a nifty gadget watch that counts down the days til race day, and today, it is shouting out 2 days until Ironman South Africa. This will be the 8th time that I compete in this event. I firmy believe that no two races are the same, and even though I have done this […]

Saturday morning saw me do a last minute flight to Port Elizabeth, with a duel purpose – ‘participating’ in the ATU African Cup and attending the TSA awards evening on Sunday evening. I have to honestly admit that I cannot remember when last I did a draft legal race! Call me a little ‘old school’ […]

Another weekend and another road race podium! After my third place finish at the Vaal 21k last week, I stepped up one this week with a second place at the challenging Remax Half Marathon :). This one was a nice surprise considering that I woke up T.I.R.E.D (the favourite 5 letter word of all Ironman […]

It is never advisable to go to war with half your artillery of weapons, but sometimes in racing, it is worth taking the chance against all the odds. Today, a mere 19 days and 7 training ‘jogs’ since the 6 week lay off that I had with the stress fracture in my foot, I decided […]

2012 started out a little unexpected for me. Some things good, other things very good, and of course some unexpected not so good! The past 5 weeks I have been off the road – running, that is! A stress fracture in my foot (4th metatarsel), caused, not from over-training or letting a heavy object fall […]

Guadeloupe – yes, I know, where the hell is that? I exclude all my French friends from this comment, as, although it is far removed, it is indeed a department of the French metropole. So, for the benefit of the geographically challenged I have inserted a map indicating the location of this¬†butterfly shaped island. It […]

There are some races I will simply never forget. Usually, one would expect these to be races that I have won or fought an impressive battle, but no, I did not win the Indian Ocean Triathlon, and even though I got a credible second place, this is far from the reason that this has to […]

Crazy ideas are something I am good at coming up with. One has to say that doing a half Iron distance race, 6 days after an Ironman is pretty crazy, or some would say just plain dumb! Despite the obvious stupidity, there were some reasons why I decided to take on this ‘6 day’ feat…. […]

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