Panama Ironman 70.3 – Latin American Championships


February 6th, 2013 by



This weekend saw me racing in my 2nd Championhip 70.3 in two weeks – visiting a 3rd Continent in the five weeks since leaving home and ensuring a serious number of airline travel miles along the way. Not to mention a lot of packing and re packing of my bike… if I wasn’t already a near expert, I can feel confident in my claim to be one now ;)

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The Bridge of Americas was a focal point of this race. I may have written about my lack of enthusiasm for the hype surrounding us racing over the Auckland Harbour bridge in New Zealand in my last race, however this time around we were crossing a bridge that links both the South and North American Continents, and untill 2004 it was the only one that did so. Now that – in my opinion – is a bridge worth chatting about! And it was deceptively steep (and windy) up there too. Read on …

Auckland Ironman 70.3, Asia-Pacific Champs


January 31st, 2013 by



It’s approaching 2 weeks past the event, but Auckland was the first of two races in this epic round the world adventure that I have undertaken over these last 4 weeks. I am now in California and getting ready to embark on the next round – Panama 70.3, which is the Latin American Ironman 70.3 Championships, this coming Sunday.

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Crossing the finish line in Auckland in 10th position. I was (and am) quite happy and content with the performance. I could be pedantic and admit that top 8 was my goal for the race, but it was a very good field, and its been quite some time since I was competitive in any event, let alone one such as this. Read on …

Blue Seventy photos in Auckland


January 30th, 2013 by



Blue Seventy used the opportunity of having a number of their athletes arriving in the one spot wisely by organising a series of photo sessions over the course of the Asia Pacific 70.3 race weekend in Auckland the other weekend there.

Blue Seventy swim Shoot at Parnell pools  .picture by Brendon O'Hagan..

It seems an eternity ago that these photos were taken, but it really wasn’t much more than 10 days past. It was at a salt water pool just off the run course on the water front that we met photographer Brendon O’Hagan for a fun couple of hours in the water.

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