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A bit of a Gamble…..

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Joe Gambles is a friend of mine from Australia, who I’ve known for a few years now. We both seemed to start racing the 70.3 events around the same point in time, and last year we finished within 10 seconds of each other at Clearwater …. this year however he has gone on to race […]

Off the beaten track

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

I’ve had a few days off now since Prague, Saturday past, and yesterday we had a bit of off road fun. – A change is as good as a rest don’t they say? I reckon so.

Another week

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

triathlonteam.org

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Nikola has put together a great new website (a few months in the process) linking all of our sites that he designs and manages – including South African Xterra machines Conrad and Dan, Irish literature genius Gavin, continental euro’s Dejan, Aleksandar, Igor and of course – mine. Check it out at triathlonteam.org The essential online triathlon resource […]

Halfway to Wildflower

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The last few days have been pretty busy and hectic, what with getting back from Florida later on Tuesday night than i had hoped (i was delay-ed in Dallas…) which threw me all off kilter in my schedule. Not that i had a terribly lock tight schedule, but I did have to be at LAX […]

St Anthony’s Triathlon 2009

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Just a quick race update from this morning here in St Petersburg – 14th place, 1:53:16. My leg didn’t hurt either (well, they collectively ‘hurt’ as a pair, but my sore spot didn’t hurt!) – and that is progress in the land-of-Fraser right now, let me tell you. (And I even outsplit the fastest girl on […]

Travelling cross country

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I arrived in Florida later on last night, happy to step off the plane to yet another warm climate. Spoilt … that’s what I have become!

Into Thin (Palomar) Air.

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

4 hours 55 mins. 123.4Km. A ride to Palomar mountain (elevation 6140ft!!) and back. 18k climb, 1hour 6 mins ascent, side by side with Joe Gambles the whole way. Lesley Paterson wasn’t too far behind either!

A trip to the San Diego Zoo

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

We had raced, well, Will had, and I had given it a good go till mile 1 on the run, so the day after the day before, was for the zoo! San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, is famous for being one of the best in the world. We thought we should check it and its […]

Some www’s for you….

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

GavinNoble.com I would imagine you have already been a regular reader, and if not, why not? The newest member of our small, but every growing tri-web family (otherwise know as the Nekada Triathlon Team) is the ever endearing Irishman Gavin Noble, known for his tact, and his ability to beat around the bush. Em, NOT. – He says it as it is, and […]

Not just swimbikerun.

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Today Blair and I visited one of my best friends – Mike, who I haven’t seen since September – as he and Jenni have had a new addition to the family. Littel Isobel. Last time I say Mike and Jenni they told me they were expecting…. and all of a sudden 6 months has blown by. […]

Arrived and settled in East London

Friday, January 16th, 2009

I’m in East London now after flying up the coast from Cape Town yesterday morning. I travelled up with Blair, who as I said has been out here with me for a couple weeks plus my training buddy in Stellenbosch, Tim Don. Our bikes and gear all rolled off the bagage belt in one piece and […]

Totalsports Challenge shenanigans

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Saturday morning was spent watching, cheering and ‘seconding’ at this local, but extremely unique multisport event a bit further down the coast. The Totalsports Challenge (totalsports.co.za) comprises of 7 seperate disciplines, and equates to what must feel like an ironman – taking the winner, my good friend Dan Hugo (dghugo.com), well over 6 hours to […]

The legendary ‘4 Passes’ ride

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Caught in the act ….. that there on my lap is a pie. A chicken pie. I think if nothing else, South Africa has an affinity with Scotland in its love for the Pie. The things is I would never usually eat a pie at home.  Funny really that when I ride the 4 Passes route – all 128 […]

This weekend i mostly did …..

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

…….. Cray fishing off Gordons Bay – it is about a 40 minute drive down to the coast from Stellenbosch.

So far this week in Stellenbosch:

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

– I’ve seen my first South African spider – a Rain Spider I am told. I don’t really mind what it’s called, it just means i won’t go anywhere near the bathroom for the rest of the day!!

Renewing friendships

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

I arrived safe and sound with all my luggage (always a worry when travelling through Heathrow Terminal 5) early o clock on Sunday morning here in South Africa. It is wonderful to be back. Everything is just how I remember it to be and I have got right back into the swing of things, which […]

T.R.I in the Lake District

Monday, November 17th, 2008

I just got back from a great w/e riding the mountain bike in the Lake District with all the guys from my team T.R.I. I got back to Stirling on Friday morning after the long travel back from Florida, but within a few hours (and a quick nap) I was in the car and heading south […]

Clearwater – we’re here!

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

We arrived in Clearwater this afternoon. Finally, its nearly race time! We got registered, and I did some tv stuff for a programme channel 4 will run in December time at home, which is nice. This 70.3 thing is catchin on…..!

Florida bound

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

I’m all packed and I’m yet again on the move; to St Petersburg, Florida. There is just one week left till the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater, and I am heading over to the same great homestay I enjoyed last time with Carolyn, and also Julie Dibens. We were there in Arpil […]