Monthly Archives: October 2014

Buccaneer Race Team Training Camp

Fancy a weekend’s training in the Lake District / Yorkshire Dales? You’ll tackle routes such as the Fred Whitton, Etape Du Dales as well as swim and run each day all for the price of zero* pence! The camp will run from Friday 1st May to Monday 4th May but you can chose to do as much or as little …

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Kona Pictures III

  A trip to Volcano national parkand then a trip to the observatory then a trip to the cloud forest meeting my mentor there a visit from a new friend meeting a hero down the expo   getting my kit ready pre-race a few race shots Post race BBQ with Adam, “Rad” Brad and Coach Scottie Letting Adam know where …

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Be grateful for what you do got….

So I wrote a race report…mainly for my Mum and Joseph Spraggins.  For anyone else it’s a little wordy so I came up with the abridged version here.  I’m gonna post the full one up as a reminder to me in years to come of the details of the day but it’s pretty dull unless you’re me or Mum or …

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Fegan’s 2014 Kona Race Report

The Kona WTC Ironman World Championships is so much more than just a race; it’s getting to the race that’s the biggest challenge for most. I’ve covered that before but the time leading up to the race has been fabulous. A fantastic break, amazing location, meeting up (albeit briefly) with people you’ve only conversed with via social media and the …

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The Last Post

The Big Dance So here we go. One more sleep.  No more training. No more waiting.  The cannon’s locked and loaded.  Nothing can be done now. Which usually signals trepidation, excitement, focus, performance obsession… finding out adrenaline comes in brown! 10 hours before the off and none of these feelings are currently on my radar. Weird.  Almost as if there …

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Kona in pictures II

Time for some more holiday snaps Firstly we met up with our coach for the first time…       Watch out for that car Gary   Then there was the Underpants Run 2014  

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Kona Schmona

Feels appropriate to put down a few words at this juncture.  Can’t put my finger on why and can’t really put my finger on what it is I want to say or indeed that it’ll be any different to anything several thousand other people have blogged about this place probably far more eloquently than I can. I’m not special in …

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Kona in Pictures

I thought for those that haven’t yet made it across to the Big Island or those wishing they were back here to throw up a few picture. Ella and I are lucky enough to have rented a stunning villa 4 miles out of town down Alli Drive near the turnaround point for the first part of the run. It’s a …

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Fegan’s trip to the Big Dance

The big dance, WTC World Championships, in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii – qualifying for this race could be seen as the triathlon equivalent of the sub 3 hour marathon,  although unlike the 2:59:59 you never know what actual time you’ll need on the day to punch your ticket. For those with the ability, like a runner that …

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Kona – the prologue (Adam)

Hard life.  Just over 6weeks ago I was writing a prologue, about to get on a transatlantic flight for a once in a lifetime experience involving swim, bike and run, which I’d wanted to do for about 7 years.  Here I am again about to do the same.  Where did it all go wrong, eh?  If Epic was epic it surely follows …

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