Category Archives: 2008

Hawaiian Sunset

Another Hawaii adventure is coming to an end. I’ve spent 9 weeks in Hawaii over the past 3 years and only now have I found that awesome beach I was sure were ten a dozen out here. The shot above … Continue reading

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Kauai Recuperation

Getting my first week of complete rest following the race by chilling out on Kauai one of the most Northern of the Hawaiian Islands. This is an amazing island – being the oldest the elements have had a chance to … Continue reading

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Finding My Limits

Here’s Paul and I chilling at the side of Alii drive watching the final finishers come in. Jane befriended a couple of local ladies with these awesome chairs. They went off to their car to get these extra chairs for … Continue reading

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Ironman World Championship, Kona 2008

Time: 10:31:50 Swim: 55:29 T1: 2:34 Bike:5:29:49 T2: 3:30 Run: 4:00:28 Race Analysis here. Since I was staying in a hotel right near the race start I went down to body marking more or less as soon as it started. … Continue reading

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T Minus 1

Final day before the off. I like the day before the race. Other than nerves at the very start and end of the day I tend to feel relaxed. I especially like the period between handing in your bike / … Continue reading

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How Can You Bottle This?

Todays picture is from Saturday – Roger and I at the nice little coffee shop at the turnaround in Hawi. I’m thoroughly enjoying my iced latte. It’s worth getting out well before the race so you feel able to ride … Continue reading

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Riding With A Hero

Todays photo is of me and my nephew Jude in Kona. I’m sporting my Art Of Tri t-shirt that I won for my fastest transition at Ironman Wisconsin. It’s made of organic cotton and I’m generally rather skeptical about such … Continue reading

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Espresso In The Pacific

Another entry hot on the heels of the last one. Todays picture is me in the parade last night. The parade is pretty good fun as parades go … largely because it’s not too long, it’s pretty informal and there’s … Continue reading

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Hanging With The Stars

Allowing for a little poetic license the hanging with the star(fest) has started. Seeing so many of the top Ironmen hanging out is one of the things that makes the build up to this race so awesome. Here’s my tally … Continue reading

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Queen K Heat

Yesterday I decided I was ready for a real acclimatization run and probably my last long run before the race. The plan was to run out along the Queen K highway in the heat of the day. This is something … Continue reading

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