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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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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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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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Epic Camp Day 12 (Gary)

Last day of Epic Camp – who’d have thunked it? Today Adam was getting up at silly o’clock to secure the yellow, but I was doing the minimum  to survive so rather than joining the others for a picturesque trail run up to a tea house on the lake, I chose to run a mind-numbingly slow 10km around the roads …

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Epic Camp Day 11 (Gary)

This morning I had an email from my trainingpeaks account, it was an automatic one usually outlining my training for the next two days. John N hasn’t yet moved the Epic Camp schedule to TP but I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. Anyhow, this was a reminder from the coach that Epic Camp was about to finish. So only …

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