catching up on

September 5th, 2009 by

triathlon team

We’re spread far and wide at the moment – – but I thought I would do a little resume. It’s good content!

Gav has been hanging out in his native Norn’ Ireland for a bit of unstructured training combined with some regular doses of good food. Hoever he has also sourced some  legend archive footage of Lance back in the day when bikes were bikes, and not rocket ships. See above at around the 4 minute mark for his pumped interview.

Will is enduring the harshness of the Australian winter on the Goldy. My heart bleeds. – He and the rest of Team GB are on their final taper into the ITU World Championship Series Final this coming w/e where it’s going to be on like Donkey Cong. G’luck champ. Run fast!

Dan is recovering from Swine flu in Stellenbosch; getting ready for the pointy end of his season over in the States, what with the Xterra US Nationals and World Champs looming ever closer.

Conrad has been celebrating the success of fellow South African, Burry Stander in winning the World U23 mtb title yesterday. Further to that his “10 Questions with …. ” series of Q&A’s has been entirely entertaining so far. – He suggests that kids should stick in at their swim and run sessions if they want to grow up to be like Dan, and experience the highs of being a Pro triathlete …. on the evidence of the photo below, I, like Conrad, agree wholeheartedly!

Dan Hugo

Dejan has been racing at home in Croatia and is building towards Kona and hopefully improving on his 24th place last year; Nikola and Igor have been training together and generally having a nice time at Igors’ place in the Swiss/Italian hills. Aleksander is the the US of A getting ready to tackle Ironman Wisconsin next weekend.

And me? I’m still in the Shire, putting one day of training together after another day, and enjoying the process. – I should be in Gerardmer this w/e to race the half ironman …. I pulled out though, what with my compete lack of racing shape at present. – It is a shame, as I love it there and have many a fond memory of training in the hills around the town. Paul puts on a fantastic event and I aim to be back racing there next year for sure.

For now it’s back to basics. Swim. Bike. Run. Clearwater.