Tag Archives: World Championship

Kona Qualification

Two recent events have prompted me to record many thoughts I’ve had on allocating Kona slots: a recent Slowtwitch thread on the Ironman Louisville slot allocation which showed the WTCs algorithm to be even more flawed than I’d realised; the … Continue reading

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Ironman World Championship 2015 – Supporters Report

I wanted to experience the tension before the swim start whilst not being in it so at 5:45am we set off down to the pier to experience the swim start. With hindsight I wished I’d volunteered to help out pre … Continue reading

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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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OtillO 2014

I’m torn writing this as if word gets out how absolutely bloody awesome this race is it’ll prove impossible to get an entry. So here goes… at least I’ve done it once. Short report: 11:24:16 37th male pair. The race … Continue reading

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What Happened ?

Why did I completely detonate on Saturday. Here’s a spoiler – some may say it’s my shoes, nutrition, heat, dehydration whatever BUT it’s lack of training… no doubt in my mind. Now the long story. [Race Report] Firstly I must … Continue reading

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The Day After

The day after is always looked forward to the day before but when it arrives I often have “Post Prokoviev Blues” – the empty feeling following something you’ve built up for for so long. I slept OK for once and … Continue reading

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Ironman World Championship 2011

Time: 11:11:24 Swim: 56:56 T1: 2:55 Bike: 5:13:25 T2: 4:34 Run: 4:53:34 Race Analysis here For once I had a decent nights sleep before the race. I didn’t sleep right through but I had a couple of spells of over … Continue reading

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Ironman World Championships, Kona 2005

Time: 9:50:57 Swim: 1:03:00 T1: 3:16 Bike: 5:18:07 T2: 3:03 Run: 3:23:31 What an amazing experience from body marking through to finishing it’s a buzz ! I’ve never been in a swim start like it. There were so many people … Continue reading

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