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About Andrew #1

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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. Huzzah! Cam Wurf vs Bizzone vs Cam Browne (why not) vs Reid vs Crowie (why not) vs Joshy Amberger for the World Championship title, lols. In all seriousness, I reckon that if WTC can convince the state authorities, it may be possible to run the pro race in October with non Hawaiian residents having to isolate somewhere on the big island for 14 days. The could also be a Hawaiian residents only AG race as well. So maybe Cowman can get another start after all these years, 😂 If there is an October pro race, it would have to be by invitation because I think there were less than 20 qualified athletes before racing was suspended in March.
  2. The most up to date rankings on the Athletics Australia website (year to Dec 2019) would see a 8.07 ranked in the top 20. There are no seperate junior rankings. The top ranked Australian was Stewart McSweyn with a 7.38. When Mottram ran that 7.32 he was a little bit better than just a nationally ranked athlete. In 2006 he was in the top half dozen middle distance runners in the world. It’s a fine point, but I think a 7.50-7.55 is about the benchmark for a top ten ranked Aussie middle distance runner. Having a quick look at the under 20 rankings for 5000M I reckon you might be right - somewhere between 8.10 and 8.20 might see a junior ranked in the top 10 in Australia (although the best U20 time for 5000M was over 14 minutes last year. That’s probably a bit soft).
  3. Craig Mottram ran 7.32 - an Oceanic and Australian Record - in 2006. The same year as he ran 3.33 for 1500M and medaled in the 5000M at the Commonwealth Games.
  4. That London Olympic running course was very twisty and mostly on gravel. Makes the pace that they were running at even more impressive.
  5. Going stir crazy with the lockdown and working from home, I’ve devised the following ‘broken triathlon’ challenge to ward off boredom and provide some fitness goals over winter. I’m aiming to do this once every 2 weeks or so. Maybe some of you might like to adapt it for your Port-Busso homage this Sunday. ______ Right now I’m devising and fine tuning a ‘broken triathlon’ “Hero Day” challenge that I plan on doing approximately once every fortnight until the end of August. It’s a ‘broken triathlon’ because ‘transition times’ between disciplines aren’t counted. This means I could space my efforts out during the day - which will help when I chose to swim in the ocean and cycle/run around centennial park or down at Kurnell; although half of these challenges will be conducted at home: swimming in my 6 metre pool against swim jets and tethered to the fence with a swim noodle around the waist; cycling on my ergo watt trainer and running around the local park or down by cooks river. Anyway I’ll endeavour to keep the exercises in close together to approximate a real triathlon. The challenge is simple: how much swimming, cycling and running can I do in a maximum time of 1 hour for each discipline? I’ve established a simple points system to measure my progress: Swimming: Ocean swimming - 4km in an hour = 1000 points. I deduct or add 1 point for every 1.1 metres short or over that. If I only swim for 30 minutes, tough - I can only accumulate the points for the metres I swam in that time. If i swim for say 70 minutes I calculate the points based on either how many metres I swam in the first hour, or by taking an average speed. When I swim in my pool 2000 strokes = 1000 points. 2. Cycling: outdoors - 40km in an hour = 1000 points. Indoors on my ergo trainer - an average of 250 watts in an hour = 1000 points. 3. Running: 14km = 1000 points. I’m going to devise an equivalent point system if I chose to do an elliptical machine workout instead of running. That’s a work in progress. These benchmarks are set by reference to what I think a ‘front of the pack’ amateur triathlete aged 18-45 could achieve (I’m not talking about ex pros who can still win AG world championships, but someone who could go top 10 in AG at any triathlon outside a World Championship, National Champs or a qualifying race). Pros would have a different point system (probably 5000M swimming, 50km on the bike and 18km on the run) So last week on Tuesday: I swam 1500M at Clovelly in 30 minutes. That’s 375 points. I cycled 22.6 km in 55 minutes. That’s 565 points; and I ran 2.2km in 15 minutes. That’s 157 points. Total score = 1,097 points. Obviously when I build fitness and stamina so that I can do an hour in each discipline my total score will improve. My immediate goal is to be able to do that by the end of May and I reckon I’ll probably score somewhere around 2,100 to 2,300 by then. I hope to then increase my points haul by going faster as I get fitter and less heavy and be around 2,500 - 2,700 points by September - just in time to do my first Half Ironman of the season - assuming that triathlons are permitted by then. There are three September options - Ironman 70.3 Cairns, Ironman 70.3 Port macquarie or Ironman Western Sydney 70.3. Anyway lets see how that all goes!
  6. Pre-training warm up / indoor workout video to get the blood pumping! https://youtu.be/1vRto-2MMZo
  7. The episode of Magnum PI when the bid fella nearly wins only to pull out to chase a bad guy whilst leading the marathon. As excuses go for front runners who tank out on the QueenK it’s the best one ever. ... Macca had nothing on Magnum in the book of excuses.
  8. Andrew #1

    Wurf watch

    Exhibit 1: https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/rohan-dennis-deletes-social-media-accounts-after-appearing-to-break-lockdown-rules/
  9. Andrew #1

    Wurf watch

    Why would Dennis jeopardise his Ineos contract and the realistic possibility of winning a individual time trial medal to follow this pipe dream? What does Cam really want out of his career over the next 3.5 years? A win in Kona? A TDF ride as a domestique? Olympic Rowing? ITU Olympic spot? It seems to me that after making a 4 year investment in Ironman racing THAT is best pathway to glory and money for Cam. It is nice that he can spend the first four months of the year as a Team Ineos bitch (or would have except for COVID19) - that complements his build to Kona. The other stuff? That’s just Cam talking shit. Which is great PR, because a lot of it is possible ... at least on paper ... Of course if for some reason Hawaii is cancelled but the TDF and the rest of the world tour goes ahead as announced, it seems certain that Cam will race at least one grand tour this year as nearly every rider on the team roster will be called upon to shoulder arms in at least one of the three grand tours that are scheduled to run back to back in September, October and November ... Here’s a crazy thought. If both Hawaii and the TDF run this year, Cam does all his over distance trading for Hawaii in July and August. Does the TDF and flies straight to Hawaii afterwards for his final Kona prep with 3 weeks to go ...
  10. Andrew #1

    Wurf watch

    I’m sure about going back to sculls late 30s, but they’d make an awesome half of a track cycling teams pursuit squad.
  11. Andrew #1

    Cairns IM 2020

    What thought, if any, has gone into the stinger situation off the coral coast in late September? I reckon the rescheduled race is about 4 weeks too late. It’ll be a scorcher then as well. Also too late to do Hawaii afterwards (not that Hawaii is going to happen in October, if it ever will)
  12. Andrew #1

    Wurf watch

    Babbit interviewed him overnight. Have t watched it yet. Hopefully over the weekend. but let me know the highlights before then if you want.
  13. That looks fine and dandy ... for 2021
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