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  • Birthday 28/09/1967

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  1. I did my first ever parkrun in Cornwall Park in Auckland this morning. I ran there from near Auckland Hospital in pouring rain. The apple maps said it was 5.2km to get there but it ended up being 8.5km and my phone was so wet I couldn't get it to work to check directions so I got there over 15 minutes late. Still I had ran far enough that I thought I better do it and ended up with 37:19. Gives me an easy PB when I get around to racing my local parkrun. Seemed like a good event and would have been good to hang around for a coffee in the park but it was too cold and wet. Ended up with an 18.7km run and back at hotel by 9:30 for a day of wet sightseeing.
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    All things IM NZ

    I believe there were 2 athletes taken to hospital after they crossed paths on the turn into private road on the way out on the second lap. I don't know the details but a mate who was providing the on course bike support told me about it. I can only imagine one of them would have been moving at around 50km/hr on that stretch of road.
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    All things IM NZ

    21st Taupo. Not sure how this one will pan out. Been crook with flu + bronchitis so have had over 2 weeks off training until I arrived here on Wednesday. Conditions are looking good still.
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    All things IM NZ

    Weather is looking good in Taupo for Saturday. The water was beautiful today. Are there any other trannies around town ?
  5. Buffalo is such an enjoyable climb, consistent and great views. Was Bright Brewery, Sweetwater or Beechworth Brewery your refreshment venue of choice ?
  6. Swim - 131.5km Bike - 15,073km (177,835m altitude climbed) Run - 1,316km IM NZ and IM Mont-Tremblant were my only 2 races in 2018.. 2019 : I'd like to complete the 7 peaks again after not having ridden Hotham, Falls and Buffalo for a while.
  7. I had 3 kangaroos hop along next to me on my bike this morning in Park Orchards. I slowed down so I wouldn't pass them until then turned off the road and into someones block. I've had them decide to turn in the past and nearly take me out. I've run over and almost run over tiger snakes and red-bellied brown snakes in the past month. I've also had deer cross the road just in front of me on the road in Warrandyte. Makes you wary when riding in the dark mornings. I think I need to get myself to Fly12.
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    Trannies Strava Page

    I went for a gentle 15km run around Ottawa this morning.
  9. 2.5km swim on the Ironman swim course in Lac Tremblant. Looking forward to good conditions for Sunday.
  10. I've already entered IM Mont-Tremblant otherwise I'd definitely be up for it. Hopefully there will be another trannie to catch up with for a post race beer.
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    IMNZ 2018

    Thanks Peter, This will be number 20. A bit unsure how this one will go as I'm still struggling for speed and confidence in the water after coming back from a broken scapula and collarbone.
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    IMNZ 2018

    Arrived in Taupo this afternoon and the lake was calm. Went for a 1600m swim in the lake around 5:30 without wetsuit. Ok for the first 500 but the water is too cold for a long swim without a wettie. Forecast looks good for Saturday.
  13. I raced Ironman Austria in Klagenfurt in 2009 and rate it very highly. A fanstastic swim in a clean clear lake of around 21 degrees when I did it. The last 600m of the swim is in a canal with people all along it cheering you on. Training in the lake in the days before the race was just really enjoyable. The bike course is not flat and has two decent climbs in it on each lap but it has a lot of smooth fast road surface so I would rate it faster than Port Macquarie or Taupo. The scenery is beautiful if you get a chance to look around. The run is two flat laps part of it along the side of the lake and part along the canal and up into the old town with lots of shade for most of it. There are lots of people in the old town at bars and cafe's in the town square so it has a good atmosphere. The pre race carbo was great with a group of Austrian folk dancers in lederhosen performing the Schuhplattler. The post race party was one of the best I've been to with an Australian rock band playing afterwards although I did end up drinking with a bunch of Germans and didn't get home until after 3 in the morning. There is heaps to do and see around the area and Vienna is only about a 3 hour drive away. I would have no hesitation in going back to race there again but are planning on other different races. Cheers POT
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    I've bought off them a couple of times with no problems and pretty quick delivery to Aus. I asked them a few questions via their chat and found them helpful. No complaints here and the prices were great.
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