December 12, 2014 0

8:59:28 at 2014 IRONMAN Western Australia

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8 hours, 59 minutes and 28 seconds #sub9 #just! #goalaccomplished But I didn’t make it easy for myself. I did it tough. I made a few rookie mistakes. Nevertheless I was good enough on the day to go that magical sub 9 hours and that is an achievement which I’m extremely proud of. It’s beenRead more…

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December 5, 2014 1

2014 IRONMAN Western Australia – Race Preview

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This Sunday I’ll be racing IRONMAN Western Australia here in Busselton, 2hrs south of Perth. It feels a little strange to be getting ready to race an ironman this time of year. I’m normally just getting back into training and working towards Ironman New Zealand in March. I’ve got no great expectations and I actuallyRead more…

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November 16, 2014 0

8th at Challenge Shepparton Half

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A good day out at my first race of the season. The weather suited the kiwis: rain, wind and a lot cooler than the high of 35 degrees just a few days before. It’s an outstanding venue for a race here in Shepparton; The swim is in a beautiful little lake right in town, andRead more…

November 12, 2014 0

2014/15 Season Preview

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After completing my City-to-City fundraising challenge I’ve mainly had my head in the books and yesterday I completed my 5th uni exam in 2 weeks. A lot of cramming was involved and it’s a bit of a relief to have them done. Five papers in one semester is one to many for most, and when you’re alsoRead more…

November 4, 2014 0

City to City Challenge Highlights Video

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Auckland to Wellington – 920km – 5 days – Swimming, Cycling and Running – including the Tongariro and Southern Alpine Crossings in association with Under Armour New Zealand, Mitchell Cycles New Plymouth and Body Logic Osteopathy New Plymouth. The video tells the story better than words ever could. Thank you to all who donated andRead more…

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September 23, 2014 0

Mental Health Awareness Week CITY to CITY Challenge

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During the Mental Health Awareness Week in October, I will be swimming, cycling and running, 900kms in 5 days from Auckland to Wellington raising awareness and fundraising for Mental Health Awareness Week and the Shanon Stallard Triathlete Fund. – See all the details here:

May 21, 2014 0

Rotorua Marathon & Taranaki Duathlon Champs weekend

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In the two months since the Ironman NZ and Ironmaori weekends back in early March I’ve been busy… taking a planned break from training, training with a World Champion & Olympic Medallist, taking a forced break from training (aka falling off my bike), running the Rotorua Marathon, winning the Taranaki Duathlon Championships, and taking another forced-breakRead more…

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March 10, 2014 0

2014 IronMaori Taranaki

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I was honoured to be invited to compete in the 2014 IronMaori Taranaki on the weekend in Waitara. Of all the triathlons I have done, this was my first ever double-triathlon. IronMaori Taranaki consisted of a 300m pool swim (staggered start with timing starting as soon as you cross the timing-mat), a 10km cycle andRead more…

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March 6, 2014 0

Ironman New Zealand 2014 – 13th Pro Male

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From the outside many people may look at my result as a professional athlete at Ironman New Zealand and say I didn’t do that well. 13th pro, but a long way behind the podium; and beaten by the first age-grouper and the winning pro women. But what they wouldn’t realise is what this result meansRead more…

February 25, 2014 1

UPDATE: Pre-Ironman New Zealand 2014 Thoughts

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It’s Ironman New Zealand 2014 race week – Here are some thoughts and reflections on where I’m at and how I’m approaching the race this coming Saturday. I’m very much going back to basics. No expectations. No pressure. All for the love it of. It’s time to have some fun.   Isn’t time a greatRead more…