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Ironman Austria, 2015

by Elaine Garvican When I entered Ironman Austria, I had 3 specific goals in mind: Sub 10 hours A Sub 3:30 marathon Kona Qualification There’s a certain amount of inter-connection between these three – historically, to KQ at Austria requires a sub-10; to go sub-10 I thought I would need a sub 3:30 marathon. I didn’t pluck any of these …

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Long Day at the Office

So that was it. The Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  (Or as one of the kids perceptively pointed out ‘It can’t be a real World Championship like the Olympics otherwise you wouldn’t be in it Dad’.) Little old me got to play a tiny part in it. Let’s take a look and see how it panned out. Apart from …

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Technology in training – the key is in the detail.

What are we doing this for ? Technology is there to assist us, isn’t it ? Online training plans and diaries, HRMs, swim aids and power meters – all tools available to us for the right price. But are they right for us or not? It’s certainly down to the individual to make that decision, but how do you know …

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