Monthly Archives: June 2014

Adam goes in search of Freespeed

I feel the need, the need for freespeed. With a clearly stated objective of Kona Qualification in just under 2months then for once every second counts. No stone unturned, no avenue unexplored. I’ve thought for a while now that with the time, financial and physical investment I’ve made in being half-decent then I probably should invest a slice of all …

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The 55 minute Ironman Swim

By Alan Cardwell of C3Triathlon Triathletes love a logistical and physical challenge. It’s part and parcel of what we do. The question posed ‘What do I need to do to post a 55min IM swim split?’ was offered up by the Bucanneer Race team. The simple answer is – swim lots and then swim some more. This can be difficult …

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Etonman Middle Distance Race Report

So after a very much stop-start build up it was finally time to remove the Tenby sea water from the wetsuit and don it in earnest again.  I tore a calf muscle skiing in February and in short that led to 3months of zero running, a period of 4-6weeks of finally feeling I was back on track, followed by a …

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Making Waves part 2: Interview with Huub Toussaint

By Gary Fegan Following Elaine’s interview with Huub Founder Dean Jackson, I asked Professor Huub Toussaint a few questions around the R&D of wetsuits. Buccaneer Tri: Where do you start when thinking about designing a wetsuit? Huub Toussaint: The starting point is somewhere 30 years ago. Back then I was a young PhD student comparing swimmers to triathletes to find out why swimmers …

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Making Waves: Interview with Dean Jackson

By Elaine Garvican Watch a selection of pro-triathlon races, of a variety of distances and more often than not, you’ll see the first athlete out of the water wears a Huub wetsuit. Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, Caroline Steffen, Harry Wiltshire, Emma-Kate Lidbury, Eneko Llanos and Richard Murray to name just a few – all frequently high-placing athletes who choose to …

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