Monthly Archives: September 2014

ETU Long Course Championships: Race Report

Elaine Garvican Having been one slot (although considerably more minutes!) away from Kona qualification at IMFrance earlier this year, I was on the lookout for an alternative race to close out my 2014 season. I considered the ITU World Championships, but the expense and logistical headache of getting to China was off-putting. The European Championships were taking place at Challenge …

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The Terminator’s Guide to Kona

So two of the team are off to the Big Island to race in just over a couple of weeks.  After having the honour of rubbing shoulders with former Kona Champion Scott ‘Sea Biscuit’ Molina they went a step further and asked for some Kona Top Tips from the man himself.  He was gracious enough to let us share them …

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Ironman Wales 2014 Race Report (David)

I entered Ironman Wales a year ago – on the 13th September 2013. This was was less than a week away from flying out to Hawaii for the 2013 World Championship. Hawaii…. Wales…. yeah, they’re both by the sea so pretty similar I guess. This past year has felt busy. After the fun and games in October 2013 things calmed …

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Interview with Lucy Gossage

Lucy Gossage is “the smiley one”. This year she’s had plenty to smile about, even if the enormous grin she wears whilst racing isn’t simply because she’s doing what she loves. A win at Ironman Wales 2013 opened up her 2014 KPR account, which she further bolstered with second in South Africa and another win in Lanzarote, securing her place …

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Epic Epic Wrap Up (Adam)

FRIST THINGS FIRST.  If you’ve enjoyed these blogs or gleened any information from the other articles on the Buccaneer Website (which Gary set up purely as a resource to help athletes improve) then I don’t think it’s too much to ask for a little donation to Gary’s chosen charity.  No sugar coating.  As it stands Gary’s 3year old boy will …

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Ironman Copenhagen 2014 Race report

The thought of doing an Ironman doesn’t enter the world of most sane people. For me, it’s a test of endurance that has me gripped and challenges every inch of me every time I attempt it. So just to challenge myself once more, in fact for the 15th time, I settled on Ironman Copenhagen. Billed as a fast course, the race …

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Epic Camp Roundup (Gary)

As I sit at Calgary Airport I thought I’d get this post written whilst things are still hazy in my memory, but fresh in terms of time, so I don’t sugar coat stuff or over think it (ran out of time so there’s a bit from home too). Pre-Camp I was expecting a mixture of people, abilities and personalities but …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 12 – Lake Louise to Calgary (David)

Warning – there will be a bit of rambling in this post. Sorry. I sometimes drivel on and this is no exception. It was a special day and the end to an unforgettable experience. If you’re so inclined then please stick the kettle on, sit back and have a read. This blog post is really just for me to remember …

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XTERRA England Race Report

Elaine Garvican XTERRA is a superb race series. It’s friendly, relaxed, well-organised and massive fun. It’s also far more than just an Olympic distance race on a mountain bike – don’t be fooled into thinking the bike section is simply rolling over a few lumpy fields! For XTERRA England, it was also the only chance to race on the beautiful, …

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