> Ballarat, Busselton and Beyond

With a new and more measurable training regime I set about getting ready for 70.3 Ballarat and Ironman Busselton hoping for a solid end to 2014.
70.3 Ballarat excited me as I had raced there many times as a junior and it’s a great place to race a triathlon. I had been working really hard on my bike and was hoping to nail that leg of the race. With ghastly weather conditions forecast the week leading into the event, it was clear that keeping warm was going to be a necessity and so it wasn’t just going to be about the swim, bike, run. It was a small but classy field that showed to race, with former World Champion Michael Raelert coming over to play as well as multiple 70.3 and IM winner Luke Bell and ITU Speedster Jamie Huggett. The water of Lake Wendouree was cold but clear and wit...

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> Ironman Wisconsin - Round & Round, Up & Down!

Oh so close…. 57 seconds quicker and I would have finally broken 3hrs for a marathon! Having said this it is possibly the first time I have ever been super happy with my run leg in an Ironman and it was at the end of one of the most gruelling courses ever.
Ironman Wisconsin is fondly known as the Moo Ironman due to a strange custom for a selection of age groupers stopping at the first turning buoy in the swim and mooing like the dairy cows that Wisconsin is famous for. However I will remember it for the hills, the hills, the hills and the phenomenal amount of spectators and their super enthusiasm.
The swim takes place in one of the two lakes that sits either side of the super fun, trendy college city of Madison. After 3.8km of splashing around you exit the water and after the ...

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