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  • Birthday 30/01/1969

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    Earlwood, Greece
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    Chocolate, Lummox and Naughty bits

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    1988

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  1. Andrew #1

    Best cheapest smart trainer for zwift

    What about the jet black? I think a Wheels off version retails for under $1000? im on a kickr gen 2. Best training investment I’ve ever made ...
  2. Andrew #1

    Kona Slot Giveaway

    Again. I reckon there should be two races - the “Ironman World Championship” - held on the second Saturday in October (actually I’d shift the date to November and make a genuine end of season championship) starting at 6:25 am at Kona Pier. Then at 8am the same day the “Hawaiian Ironman” is held - starting at the same location. The first - championship - race is limited to 800 to 1500 pros and elite age groupers who strictly qualify to start. The second race is selected by a Combination of lottery, legacy and ‘special’ entrants. The limit on that event is set only by the capacity of the course. If another transition area could be found you could have another 3,000 athletes. ...
  3. Andrew #1

    Kona Slot Giveaway

    Hang on. Taking the old measure of ‘double your HIM time, then add an hour’ to get an Ironman time estimate, she should have finished Cairns IM in about 16:30 hrs. Yet she actually did a 14:30 Ironman. So. Improvement. Significant improvement in 5 weeks. I reckon she she could go ok in Kona. Going out on a limb I reckon she might even get a PB ... if she has continued to train and improve over winter ...
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    IM Wales prep question

    If you can do a ‘hero’ day (say 8km swim in chainmail, 250km on the bike with flat tires and 50km run in a wooly jumper) the day before you set off on your holiday, then you can relax ... But seriously: it’s all in the bank now. If you can a solid 2hr bike ride the day before and perhaps a 90 minute trainer road VO2 Max session the morning you set off and then something like what AP says whilst on holidays, although I reckon 1 trip to the gym will suffice. You are strong on the bike, you won’t lose a thing in that week, especially if you concentrate on swimming (your weakness) and running (newsflash - ironman is a runners race actually). In the first half of your holidays you could do worse than banking your last 2 to 2.5hr long run ...
  5. Andrew #1

    Individual 70.3 races lack history in OZ

    Yep. However, having done the race 4 times, I didn’t have an issue with it this year. I think a little visualisation helps. Also doing all my bike training indoors on the kickr with TrainerRoad makes everything easier mentally outdoors ...
  6. Andrew #1

    Individual 70.3 races lack history in OZ

    Take out that little out and back along the esplanade and replace with the far southern turn at the reef terminal, like the full distance race? Sounds like a good idea. However, it really isn’t that dissimilar. What makes Cairns 70.3 great is the first 60km of the bike.
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    Individual 70.3 races lack history in OZ

    Sri Chinmoy Peace Triathlon was awesome. It was part of a festival that also included a sprint race on Saturday afternoon and also the 3 day ultra triathlon in the last decade or so. From memory it died in the arse because of a number of reasons - including repeated algae blooms in the lake in February and a loss of patronage. There was also a period when the Canberra Half in December with qualifying rights to IMA in Forster when that was a thing. Folk chasing qualification seemed to kill off the numbers for non qualifying long course races. Since both Sri Chinmoy and Canberra Half died they have been effectively replaced by Huski in February as the premier long course races for the southern half of NSW/ACT. So in summary, rather than losing one event what seems to have happened is that that late summer NSW/ACT long course race has morphed from Sri Chinmoy to Huski and the December race morphed from Callala Bay Half to Canberra Half and now Western Sydney 70.3. I also note that Callala long course has had a revival in December - currently run by Emo as an ‘ultimate’ distance race - 2/60/15km.
  8. Andrew #1

    Ryf World Record at Gdynia 70.3, Poland

    I believe: Fox Mulder.
  9. Andrew #1

    Cardinal Pell

    #CatholicPriestGang. Culpable.
  10. Andrew #1

    Paris Gay Games

    You should have met Skull. The two of you would have gotten along like a house on fire. Your house ... 😂
  11. Andrew #1

    Tenby!! It's that time again

    From above “Hmm. Got a 5 HR drive to let some thoughts settle but right now, I can't away from the place fast enough!“ What about something like Ironman Barcelona then? However, on reflection with those improvements I reckon IM Wales is the go ...
  12. Andrew #1

    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Think of all that training ‘in the bank’ (assuming calf issue has resolved. It’s all ‘spit and polish’ from now to IM Wales and then the que can be retired to the rack without any niggling regrets. You seem to be in fine form with a goodly base ...
  13. Andrew #1

    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Maybe reassess tomorrow, 😂 Sub 13hrs @ IM Wales ... you know you want too ...
  14. Andrew #1

    Tour de France Tipping Competition

    Ah well, there goes my Tour. Bruce FairPlay gone after colliding with a demented Labrador.
  15. Andrew #1

    Tenby!! It's that time again

    “Christ, never again, seriously !“ So, you are definitely doing IM Wales again I take it 😂
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