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  1. Hey Trannies. Just saw this post. Let's get down to the nitty gritty... Cam is not my coach anymore. I left him 4 weeks prior to Kona. No need to go into much detail about this, but I walked away from him as I saw his interest in coaching (and in the sport in general) decline over the few months prior. It was affecting my motivation and I needed a quick break before Kona so I could actually get myself to the startline with a level of stability and self-belief. Next up. I have been dealing with on-off itb bursa inflammation since Ironman Frankfurt in early July. I think this came abo
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  2. Guys The last week as been stressful and a tbh a lot of work, worry and not knowing what to do. because of recent events roxii & I have had to walk out of work meetings, family events etc to deal with issues related to the forum. For every post you see that gets moderated there is lot of work done behind the scenes. We are still trying to work out the future of trannies and how to go forward. There is a lot in play and roxii and I are trying our best. Getting the balance right between banter & personal attacks is hard to know. We don't know everyone on the foru
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  3. An update on IronmanFoz from Dianne: Today's update. Surgery finished. Took 61/2 hrs. He is now back in ICU. Went well and according to plan. Back and neck now stabilized enough that the collar has been removed which should make him a bit more comfortable as that seemed to be irritating him. Unfortunately because he spent so much time face down there has been increased swelling in the neck so they will be unable to remove breathing tube till perhaps Monday so he won't be happy with that. They will keep him heavily sedated until tomorrow. They've repaired all the damage to the body so now
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  4. A few of you know my cousin Gab. Just over 10 years ago she was training for IM when she was hit by a car and suffered terrible injuries. She was in a coma for a couple of weeks. The road to recovery over the first five years were quite hard. She has had multiple operations and suffers a bit of internal problems, not to mention the external. At no stage did she ever complain and ask "why me ?". She just worked extremely hard (and still does). She taught herself how to paint left handed and got also back on the bike - now a three wheeler. She has done a few Kurnells, sometimes running wit
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  5. Value for money. 16:49:40
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  6. I got called into the managers office at the start of night shift, shook my hand and said well done, if you want it you will now be a full time employee at Rio Tinto starting 1/3/20. said I have been the best candidate they have had in years come through the rail team. First time I’ve actually been full time employed since 2007. ive worked hard since I got a start here as a contractor late last year and I’m now passed out in all the skills that I need. Next step is becoming a driver which will be about a year or so before I get that opportunity. typically here in o
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  7. Bit of a race recap History: this was my fifth Ironman to be fourth finish after a dnf in Cairns on my second crack. I'm notorious for swimming well blowing up on the bike and walking home. I was deployed to PNG for work in May and needed a reason to keep training whilst away. Busselton it was! 6 months of exclusively training riding very limited running outside due to safety and a swimming pool to myself. Race day, I can swim. I cruised the swim and was first overall Ag and 7th overall. 51 and change. Bike: here comes the test can I stick to the plan and cont
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  8. Hi all, a further update from Di with some good progress: Foz Update- nearly one month down. Moved out of ICU on Wednesday night and now in the Spinal Unit. Rehab has begun and he has done 2 gym sessions in which he has undergone some assessment on his capabilities. At this very early stage Andrew has reasonable, albeit painful, movement in his arms but no strength nor does he have any finger dexterity. He can hold his trunk with a little support but again with pain. There is some leg movement but no feeling. He cracked out 1.6k on an assisted bike on Thursday! The important thing at the
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  9. Hi all, the latest update from Dianne: Foz update- 2 weeks down Andrew remains in ICU but is looking better each day as they remove a machine/canular or monitor. He is awake, talking and breathing with minimal oxygen required so good progress.. They have put him in a chair for a short period of time in the last two days but he finds it very painful. He still has little feeling or function in his legs but with effort he can move his arms and there is some movement in his wrists. Although alert , at times he is confused and he is very tired. You don’t go to ICU to catch up on your sleep. Ha
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  10. Hi Guys, A quick heads up. Roxii and I are still working on some administration / ownership issues in the back ground. When we know more we will let the community know ASAP. Transitions is considered a digital asset and transferring ownership has been a little harder than we first thought. It's likely we will have to change the look and feel of the site. For example we will most likely change from a .org.au address.
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  11. A couple of ladies from the Tri club visited him on the weekend. Here is a picture. Looks like he is auditioning for the Wiggles. He is now working hard on improving his movement in his arms.
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  12. when I can process what you lot have done, and can come up with something more than just thankyou without all the swearing that's been going on I'll say more. IP, you're just I don't know.........
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  13. Hi all, the update from Dianne that came through yesterday: Update - Andrew was moved out of ICU yesterday so we got a bit excited, however he was transferred back tonight as there was a complication with his head injury- he will need to remain there for a couple of days so no visitors yet unfortunately. Two steps forward , one step back. On the upside he seems more alert and although tired is starting to look a bit like his old self. He knows you all want to visit but we just have to be patient. Thanks for all the messages of support. I appreciate them and I know Andrew does as well.
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  14. I got released back into the care of my gp today and no longer in the care of the mental health dept at the hospital - it’s been a long road but am now seeing good progress. Can change at any time of course but for now I’m happy and hopefully stay that way
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  15. 16:58:07 Lets just say, that was tough.
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  16. New disc wheel arrived last week and after much faffing and realising I didn't have the right bits (obviously I needed to order a tyre as well as the cassette!) I eventually got round to getting it all sorted yesterday. Getting the tyre on was a NIGHTMARE took me a long time but eventually all was well. Took it out for a spin this morning and I was skidding all over the place. The grip was appalling. I thought is this just what a disc feels like? Or is it something to do with the new carbon brake blocks? Then I had a look at the tyre and it was already shredding! Time to head to the LBS..
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  17. I'm back...quick race summary.. Overbike and paid for it on the run. I really worked hard on the run to hold it together somewhat causr it could have got real ugly... Still lots of positives to come away from the race and Jarrod Owen is an absolute gun! Stoked to pull this off after parting ways with the coach a few months back and it's been a really positive experience to get myself back on track. No kona spot. Money not a factor. My first child is due in May. I want to remember that. Doing kona will ruin that experience and that's where my focus will go aft
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  18. And the good news today is that we got an update today from Foz the legend himself after some visits from some of the guys from the NSTC tri club: Afternoon everyone, and a belated happy birthday to Craig plus good luck for everyone training on the weekend. Keep going hard is what the doctor orders. I will be watching Cairns with excitement over the next month and can’t wait to see your results, you’ve got performances on the board and are looking good. I just wish I was joining you all. I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Craig ,Jack and Steve and Have seen all the messages k
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  19. As bad as this news is at a high level, considering where it could have possibly ended up the words He still has little feeling or function in his legs but with effort he can move his arms and there is some movement in his wrists. is a little glimmer of hope. Keep fighting Andrew.
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  20. Just heard from a company I had a 2nd interview with last week. They are progressing to offer stage. 😃
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  21. Swab result - Covid negative. Just a coincidental illness. Means I can leave the house! Hooray! Have cancelled ambulance shift for Sunday because still feeling under the weather but back out again next weekend for the bank holiday It's amazing how much you immediately feel better when you know it's not Covid!
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  22. Howdy all, Emo here, Race Director for Kurnell and CEO of Elite Energy. I must apologize for this and not really sure why it has happened. I was notified on a private FB post and feel quite bad as Elite Energy always has medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Individuals and Teams. So if you could email me your details I will post the medals to the teams and also send you a 100% FREE entry for your team to the next Kurnell and if all goes well, you will again win medals and I will ensure you are recognized. So so sorry emo@eliteenergy.com.au
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  23. Hey guys, as you now know Willie is taking over the reins of Trannies going forward. Firstly I’d like to say thanks to all and sundry for the support and camaraderie this place has shown over the last 5 years while I have been at the helm. I’d also like to make special thanks to TenPints (Stu) for helping me with so much of his own time to help a computer numpty almost successfully run a Forum and website. Thanks heaps mate!!! I never really intended on running an internet forum, it was simply a time and place thing that happened. Bernie “offered” it to me after a few prior peop
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  24. Arrived in Canberra last night. Got the official word I was successful. Meet the Senior HR Rep this morning and was told I went really well in the interview. Announcement to the business this afternoon. I never mentioned salary in my interview etc but had an idea in my mind what I wanted. I broke it down into 1 - no pay rise (need to chat) 2 - small pay rise (disappointed but take the opportunity) 3- good pay rise (happy & take the opportunity) 4 - big pay rise (gets new bike) It's time to decide what new bike to get!!!!!!!! I start the officia
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  25. My mother passed away last night (Saturday). Some of you who have in been around triathlon sport and the running scene in NSW for more than a few years may remember her. I'm not sure how many races she completed over the years, but there was a lot. I'm just still only just appreciating all that she accomplished throughout her life. She starting her running in the City to Surf at 51 in 1979, having only commenced training a week before the event. She threw herself into the burgeoning fun run scene of the early 1980s, before eventually running her first marathon in 1983 at the Sta
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  26. My race weekend went pretty well to plan, except for when it really really didn't. Friday was awesome. Arrived at about 130, dropped bags, got changed and went for a nice easy run up and over the hill and down into the new carpark loop, just to get a feel for it so I wasn't caught out by anything Sunday. Nothing funky, nothing stupid, just comfortable. Saturday? Not so much. Woke up with a really sore upper back and right side of my neck. Like really sore. Hopped on the bike for a gentle spin out to Kawana with my coach and realised pretty quickly that I was in trouble. Couldn't turn
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  27. On behalf of everyone else here on Trannies (apologies to those who I purport to be speaking for who don't share my view), mate, would you mind putting a lid on your intentionally inflammatory comments, particularly those directed at directly attacking others. It's getting tiresome and makes all of us feel rather uncomfortable. This is not a feeling any of us need any more of at this current time. Enough is enough.
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  28. I think I am probably the oldest regular poster on this site who is still competing, for me the "secret" if there is one is to mix with younger people, still do what you enjoy doing, stick with people you can laugh a lot with. I have worked with a bunch of miserable old pricks when I was in my early twenties, and I can tell you misery is contagious. I think I needed to work with them to learn that lesson early in life. Since moving on from there I have always employed fun people, surrounded myself with fun people, people who enjoy life. As far as peerformance goes I accept that I no
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  29. This is very sad news, its made me reflect Nearly two years ago I had a bike accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. I spent two months in hospital. I think I have dodged a bullet. I was a bit down last year. Wasn't working, didn't have a driving licence, legs ached and felt like I'd run a marathon after I had the flu. I wished I had done a proper job with the bike accident, the family would have been financially better off. After a traumatic brain injury you are 3X more likely to suffer mental health issues and 4X more likely to end your life.With the support of friends and trann
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  30. Based on 32yrs competing - 45 Ironman finishes - 25yrs triathlon coaching including 76 Kona qualifiers - 1 Australian junior OD champion - 1 Kona male winner * lack of self belief is a major cause of disappointing long course race results * too many people focus too much on training figures and neglect confidence building experiences * diet and supplementation of that diet can drastically improve development of the athlete and the heights reached * incorrect fuelling and poor pacing strategies in long course races is the major cause of poor run splits * accepting free
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  31. Thanks, beautiful conditions out there yesterday. You can't beat a mass swim start on Taupo I had a good day by my standards, held it together to run/shuffle the whole way. The small field was noticeable on the run as not as busy, and emptied out on my last lap
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  32. Two years ago today on my 37th birthday as plenty here will remember I was arrested by police and put into care at the hospital for my own well being, happy to say I’m still making strides forward and today on my 39th birthday I got through unscathed, a few quiet moments to reflect how far I’ve come in two years, and I also chose to go into work today on my day off and do a training course just to keep myself busy and occupied. Went out for dinner with my family and had a nice quiet dinner before heading to work tomorrow for 4 day shifts. Wife and kids also got me a beautiful timber speargun
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  33. Thought I'd check in with you all. Have to say I'm struggling a bit with redundancy, the virus and its knock on effects. Trying to stay positive but feeling quite 'isolated' over here now and starting to realise how much distance there is between us and its of our friends. Schools are closed over here for all except 'key workers' and Little One's home schooling starts today. The teachers sent a schedule each day with timings, subjects, tutorials and materials and they will check the work each day. It's very well organised. Food wise, it's not too bad at all where we live, just have t
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  34. I aged up this year to the 70-74 cat - when I did my first IM at 38 I didn't even dream I'd still be doing them when I was 70 and had 12 grand kids. Still I'm very happy to be still able to do them. This was Ironman #46 and my nineteenth Hawaii Ironman , there are some who think I live too narrow a life, but hey, keep in mind it's my life. I have a very full life, I still do some landscaping jobs, I build brick pizza ovens, vertical gardens and renovate houses. I paint pictures, create mosaics, and enjoy cooking, eating good food and drinking red wine. In fact I believe I use my 24hrs bet
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  35. A little bit of progress with my wife last night. I had my doctors appointment and we did up the care plan, I had to do a test on her computer first and came back with a score of 34/50 which calculates to depression. When i got home i let my wife know what I'm doing and outlined what i had been talking to the doctor about, it was pretty raw, i was emotionless but she was balling. afterwards she opened up on her sessions and how the psych wants to send her to Perth to see someone who specializes in childhood trauma, she is scarred and has a lot of baggage from seeing her father violently
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  36. The last two days have giving me great satisfaction. For the first time in a very long time I have felt wanted and respected. The first one was on tuesday i turned up to work (arvo/night shift). I started here in December. Went to my clipboard to check my client list for the shift. My payslip was there as usual but so was a card. A birthday card. I hadnt even told them. There was a gift card in there too but the best thing was the messages from all those work there. The messages were very touching to me and a one of acceptance and genuine want. Number 2 was yesterday (my a
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  37. Wow! You guys are awesome! Thank you! It isn't often Dean is speechless, although I am not sure if you can count swearing for 10mins speechless. I thought you might all appreciate this. Goughy's reaction Goughy's reaction part 2
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  38. I have thought long and hard before wading into this debate as I am one of he people that are in the "boat" being discussed. Firstly, thanks for the positivity Mick and Oompa. I must admit I was quite stung by some of the comments above. I was in the President's Team last year and I can assure you I am not an elite triathlete...nor do I present myself as one. I was however very proud of my achievement. Like Tortoise, I downplayed my achievement, assuring friends and family that anybody could actually make the team if they really wanted it. Then I looked around my local community and realise th
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  39. It has all been Bored@ working on this one. Good work mate. And thanks must go to Willies family for being understanding and assisting in this in what must still be a very hard time.
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  40. Some thoughts from the great man: I am typing at the behest of the legend himself - so here goes!, Hi all, Di has been reading me all your messages over the last couple of weeks since I returned to the land of the living after a pretty long sleep. I really appreciate the messages and from how far and wide they are coming. As she has already told you I’ve done some pretty bad damage to my neck, spine, face, head and hand which will pretty much result in an end to my 34 year triathlon career - and just when I was hitting my prime by winning 3 of my last 5 races! Currently I’m still in ICU w
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  41. Hey all, just thought I'd pop something in here to say that as we all know the last few months has been a tough one for the Transitions family. After navigation the emotional roller coater that was Hiltons passing todays news on Andrews injury has just left me profoundly saddened. To hell with all the macho bullshit, I was in tears reading it. Please, please take care everyone. ❤️
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  42. Today I got promoted to train driver - didn’t even get an interview. Just got my updated roster saying driver school from 21/4
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  43. First time she's had her uniform on since March. First day of Yr2 today and she's very excited. 😁
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  44. Hi All, Having jumped through all the hoops on Covid planned here in Queensland over these last 4 months including working with and shharing intel/info I had no doubt that Noosa without Interstate/International could get Covid Safe Approval from Queensland Goverment Public Health, just as they have for Mooloolaba. And yes iFoz you're dead right that a well managed event has better covid safety then a fee for all, even just the contact tracing work and Covid Questions via QR code alone. Here in Queensland we also have all community sport operating -including full contact AFL, NRL, Netball
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  45. Thanks for being there Trannies
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  46. So just finished by 100 days of running. Not injured. Lost 5kg. Running faster than before I started. Didn’t get bored. Longest run streak before that was 8 days. The numbers: 98 runs were 5km+ 1 x 3km Run (had to catch a plane that day) 1 x 4km Run longest run 18km total distance 692km
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  47. For a start I'm only 70yrs old - I have 12 grand children between 5 and 27 - one of them has already done Kona three times - I do like to stir the pot occasionally - I've been around the sport a long time (about 32yrs) - there's a few on here who don't like me quoting the number of Ironman races I've done or the number of Kona qualifiers I've coached (more than any other coach in Australia) but they're just facts 😏 I don't like boasting but if someone teases the information out of me I will tell them what I have done 🙄 I do have a few ideas that some find "different" but they work -
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  48. ... so its been a while. Lots of water under the bridge and all that. First up I wanted to thank Roxxi who has been a great personal friend and there through 'stuff' that goes on in each of our lives, I still remember vividly the day he lost his home and standing on my balcony at Cronulla watching the storm go away from us across the bay and toward Kurnell. That day happened to be my sons year 6 graduation day back in 2015, so remember it well, and the ensuing damage. Roxxi has helped me out with a few things including using his esteemed status as a JP, and we seem to have similar hanklin
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  49. I only just found this site again! I wanted to let those on here, particularly the people with a Cystic Fibrosis connection, that I nominated for the wrong race at Kingscliff! So I nominated for March 2018 rather than the December one late last year. I got the job done and am targeting a 70.3 in September should I continue to get stronger. In a shameless brag I was so stoked to have the Australian Triathlete Magazine feature me as their #Inspo story for the July edition coming out shortly! Thanks again for your encouragement n I hope one day you may pick me out if we Cross paths in a Tri - I'l
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