David Rowe

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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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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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 11 – Lake Louise (David)

Today was billed as an easy day. This means that the camp minimums aren’t too bad, but there’s plenty of scope for others to tack on extra miles on the bike or do some running. The lakes round here are too cold for anything that resembles swimming so it’s just running and cycling for us today. We’re staying in Lake …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 10 – Sunwapta Falls to Lake Louise (David)

As last night’s thunderstorm rolled through we woke up to a bit of drizzle. This open water lake swimming that I’ve been doing has given me a bit of a nasal infection (I’ve had it before a few times) so I’ve just started on some antibiotics. It’ll be cleared up no doubt by the time I get home. The box …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 9 – Jasper to Sunwapta Falls (David)

I think I finished last night’s blog talking about our Bucanneer Race Team dinner. Well, we were spotted scoffing our KFC on a bench by quite a few of the others. Reading Scott’s blog he and a few others drank beer and were entertained by a hot looking waitress at a restaurant. And there we were, with Adam wearing his …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 8 – Jasper (David)

Charlesy (I’ve used a number of different spellings of his name over the days but I’ll try and stick to this one from now), Shannon, Gary and myself were roomies last night. We all get on well and all had an obligatory ‘go’ of Shannon’s Normatec Boots. Here’s Gary showing how cool they are! For those who have no idea …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 7 – Blue River to Jasper (David)

Today was the big one – a 210km (around 130 miles) bike ride. I’ve never ridden this far before. And certainly not after riding 470 miles in the past six days! Of course we had a few other activities to get through first – namely a swim and run! We have a 12 hour training window given to us by …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 5 – Clinton to Clearwater (David)

The official plan for today (Saturday), as announced at dinner last night, was a 6:15am group run (10k), followed by breakfast and then ready to roll out at 8:30am for 119 miles (that’s 190k) of cycling to Clearwater, where we would then be able to do our swim! As I’m not getting involved in the competitive points system on offer …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 6 – Clearwater to Blue River (David)

20 odd folk with laptops and free wi-fi at a hotel/lodge/whatever does not work when you’re on Epic Camp. It just grinds to a halt. Every night. Guaranteed. After a reasonable night’s sleep I was up at about 5:45am. Louis (please read his blog from yesterday – it’s lovely), who’s been in this sport for many a year (he raced …

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