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Celtman Buccaneer Stylee

Gary did it again.  Signed me up for something I knew nothing about.  He has a talent for it. To be fair this time the fact it included the phrase ‘crewing for Scott Molina’ meant I was unlikely to say no. Turns out that Celtman was on the Terminator’s bucket list and he’d told Gary about it at Epic Camp …

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Lakes Weekend – Epic Camp or Epic Fail ?

Location, location, location. Our base for the inaugural Buccaneer Tri 4 day free camp is the Ambleside Backpackers Hostel. As a group we have stayed here a few times and found the environment more than adequate for using as a base for a long weekend of cycling. By now you will have your accommodation sorted so this is just a …

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Review of 2014

So just before 2014 began, this website appeared. I was asked by the team “what’s the point?” I don’t think I’ve yet come up with a decent answer to that question. The original purpose was somewhere to put content that was appropriate to age groupers looking to move from the middle of the pack to Kona qualifier standard and to …

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THERE ARE RULES IN TRIATHLON?? (PART 2)

Following on from the last article, in this one I’d like to cover a few of the rules that seem to cause confusion, and try to explain what they’re all about as it’s not always clear why they’re in the rulebook. This is not an exhaustive look at the rules by any means and for instance doesn’t cover any of …

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There are rules in triathlon??

By Dick Donovan – Original Pirate member This is a common question when I’m reffing a triathlon/duathlon from beginners.   It seems that many newbies get so caught up in the excitement of doing their first triathlon that they seem to forget that every competitive sport has rules.  It would be absolute mayhem if sports like rugby, ice hockey and many …

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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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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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