Archive for the 'Ironman 70.3' Category

A Friday morning in Africa

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Having taken inspiration from our very own Lesley I thought i could do a similar blog post (but with less crammed into the day/morning!) charting my morning ride with Toby Jameson, who is my new ‘roomy’ out here in Stellenbosch whilst we get ready for racing in East London at the Ironman 70.3 South Africa next w/e. […]

Clearwater 2009

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

I’m home, I’m unpacked (well, the bike can well and truly stay where it is for a little longer, let’s not get carried away) and feeling a lot closer to human after the travel. Therefore I have had some time to reflect properly and objectively about Clearwater at the weekend. I still stand by my initial […]

Motivation needed? Not now

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Last week when I had a wander around Lance’s bike shop here in Austin, Mellow Johnny’s, I took the below picture of this even more famous picture. I have it framed on my wall at home in fact. I see it every morning when I wake up for swimming. – Sometimes it doesn’t work I am […]

Longhorn snaps

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I just got a couple of nice images from the weekend drop into the inbox. – Inside the last 5k of the bike, as I took the race lead. Pity I didn’t hold onto it for a bit longer ….. I’m working on that though. As Toby would say “drop ’em like they’re hot”. Photo […]

Fraser Cartmell 11th @ Ironman 70.3 Austin

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Fraser Cartmell finished Ironman 70.3 Austin in 11th place overall and as 11th PRO.  (Quick race report below from me – thanks Nikola). Swim: 22:59 Bike: 2:10:04 Run: 1:20:10 Total: 3:57:07 For full results check Ironman.com. This race is still within his hard training and he has taper ahead of him (he should confirm this) […]

Pre Longhorn 70.3

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Just about to hit my bed after a lengthy pre race day … always things to do – a bit of exercise to loosen off, a trip to the race site to familiarise, race briefing plus I was asked to join in on the Pro Q&A Panel which was interesting, not least since Victor Zyemtsev from […]

ATX. Austin, Texas

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I knew before I came that Austin was famous for Lance Armstrong. I learned recently that it is famous for its live music culture. And I learned when the plane landed that it is the capital of Texas. All good so far from what little I have seen of it. Hopefully I will get out […]

A month in St Moritz

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Contact has been sparse I admit, but the internet has been hard to come by I promise. I can confirm that I am still alive and kicking in St Moritz and have been doing my best to get into some decent shape. – I think I have managed over the past month and so I […]

Fraser Cartmell to race Ironman 70.3 Antwerp

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

This is Nikola. Just got an email from Fraser saying he will race Ironman 70.3 Antwerp on August 2nd. I wanted to keep everybody posted on whats going on… he is enjoying the mountains very much so he is a bit quiet. He still needs to sort out his race schedule for the rest of […]

Another week

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

3rd @ UK 70.3

Monday, June 15th, 2009

3rd place wasn’t what I went to Wimbleball Lake for, but given it was – on reflection – probably the toughest race I’ve finished so far in my career, I’m content with a podium; my 6th on the 70.3 circuit. More to follow when i wake up ‘tomorrow’ – its nearly 4am right now after driving back up […]

UK Ironman 70.3, Wimbleball Lake

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

I’m gearing up for my major goal race of the first half of the racing season this w/e. It’s been an up and down first few months of 2009 racing for me, but I am finally feeling confident about my prospects of being able to race to my potential on Sunday morning. I’m very motivated […]

I’m struggling slightly….

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

….to think of anything meaningful to blog about. However I will push on regardless and see where it goes.

Florida Ironman 70.3, Disney World

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I didn’t finish today and I am not really in the mood to write an extensive report on the subject to tell the truth. It is just really frustrating right now. I was looking forward to moving another step towards full fitness, and had hoped to get myself a top 10 or better, which would’ve been […]

Ironman 70.3 Florida quick results

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Swim 25:42 Bike 2:11:09 Run — Total: DNF Hope there was no injury! This is Nikola, more will come from Fraser later on…

Notes from St Petersburg

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

To say the past week has been stressful and hectic, would be a bit of an understatement, and so updating my website took a back seat. I’ve got some stuff to write about now mind you.

Ironman 70.3 California 2009 photo gallery

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

There is a really good slide show of the race on the Triathlete home page. I am in there a few times, plus there is a short video recap too. The pictures are at Triathlon.Competitor.com and the video is here:

Ironman 70.3 California 2009

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Unfortunately I am reporting a DNF from the race today in Oceanside, however, on the plus side of things I had a great swim/bike out there which has given me a good indication of how I am travelling right now. I have had a problem in my lower leg for a month now, and although […]

Ready to rumble…. at last.

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

So the day before the race (the evening in fact, lets be honest) I get the rig ‘ready’ to go. I met up with the guys from Shimano today whilst I was down at the bike shop (store here in the USofA) and they were showing me the new electronic gearing being brought out later […]

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 […]