Tag Archives: Austria

70.3 World Championship Race Review

It’s telling that I’m doing this review on a Sunday morning, the sun is shining and my bike is propped up in front of me. I’ve “in theory” Ironman Wales in a week and my motivation to get out on … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Zell Am See 2015

5:37:25 165th M45-49, 1,498th overall !! 0:25:57 Swim 0:05:35 T1 2:36:38 Bike 0:07:25 T2 2:21:50 Run Long Report This race went so much better than expected. You can see from the race preview I was far from prepped for this … Continue reading

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70.3 World Championship Preview

A wonderful thing happens when you give up on hope, which is that you realise you never needed it in the first place. You realise that giving up on hope didn’t kill you. It didn’t even make you less effective. … Continue reading

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Undercover Referees

I’ve raced fast courses before. I’ve been in races with a reputation for drafting. Being a strong swimmer I’ve found myself near the front and all I’ve seen has been pace lines of riders trying to ride within the spirit … Continue reading

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Bike Ranks

I must admit that my Austria bike split has been playing on my mind. Someone contacting me expressing similar concern and noting the amazing increase in sub 9 hours times over the past few years in M40-44 got me thinking … Continue reading

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Ironman Austria Race Review

Race Report here I had a good day and am very pleased with my 9:19 still a ways off sub 9 and during the day I had doubts about whether sub 9 is every achievable but now I feel it … Continue reading

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Ironman Austria, Klagenfurt 2011

Time: 9:19:17 Swim: 50:42 T1: 4:04 Bike: 4:58:44 T2: 4:01 Run: 3:21:36 Race Analysis here I’d heard a lot about this race and it was all good. I was looking forward to big crowds and german organisation. The days leading … Continue reading

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Austria Pre Race Preamble

In a break with tradition here’s an arty shot of our hotel from our window rather than a shot of the race bike ready to rumble. I used to like exams. I viewed it as a chance to prove myself. … Continue reading

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Arrival In Klagenfurt

I travelled down here with Paul having decided nearly a year a go that a road trip would be fun and less stressful than packing up bikes for a flight. He collected me from my sisters in London at 6:30pm … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Austria

First up a response to the second comment on my last entry. I don’t have any current footage of me running, if it’s of interest I will sort some. Anyway, when I decided to try and sort my running out … Continue reading

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