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k3vski last won the day on June 16 2017

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  1. k3vski

    Couch to Kona

    I'm too much of a realist to believe that anyone can qualify for Kona. There will be genetics, talent, biomechanics etc. coming into play. It's like telling all the other finalists in the 100m sprint that they can beat Usain Bolt if they really wanted it.
  2. Yes, triathlete is directly translated into iron person (or iron man) in Mandarin
  3. k3vski

    IMNZ 2021

    Thanks for sharing! Yes indeed we are very privileged in this part of the world to be able to race Ironmans. NZ is on the my to do list someday.
  4. k3vski

    IMWA 2020

    Had my entry deferred from last year. Flying in from Brisbane (now a red zone). Just bought my flight tickets. Pretty nervous to be honest if I'll get to race. Or if it will go ahead given that the organizing crew are mostly based interstate?
  5. I'm somewhat a late adopter of the Garmins. I believe they came about around the 2010s and I was the one plotting my routes after my run (and checking specific landmarks e.g. a peculiar looking tree, where I would have turned around) to determine how far I ran for a given duration. I think it helps though with the internal pacing in my later years. Slightly off topic but somewhat related, noticed how some pros (like Lucy Charles in Challenge Miami) only put on a watch in T2? Why not put it on at the start of the race if she was intending to use a watch anyway?
  6. I swim with a swimfit squad rather than a tri squad and I'm one of the very few who has the Garmin on. Not sure if it annoys anyone. I have poor eyesight and can't see the clock, so the watch helps. I also get annoyed when we are asked to change strokes in the middle of the pool as this counts as an extra lap n the Garmin 😜
  7. k3vski

    Debut Ironman

    Forgot to add but I'm sure you know this already. Cairns different locations (like 20km apart) for T1 and finish means a bit harder for supporters. But organizers do provide the shuttle buses and bike transfers pre race, which works seamlessly if you're not planning to hire a car.
  8. k3vski

    Debut Ironman

    You'll find people who favour one over the other for various reasons. But personally I prefer Cairns so does the family. The coastal ride along the Captain Cook Highway is like no other. We just don't like long car trips and the family finds more things to do Cairns, being a tourist place after all. In terms of difficulty, they have similar elevation although the Port Mac has steeper climbs (and that infamous Matthew Flinders hill) whereas Cairns has more rollers. Port Mac has some patchy roads (similar to Tweed Enduro before resurfacing). Cairns swim can be choppy and water not as clear.
  9. Change in run course to finish at Wesport Park where transition is, instead of in town. Swim course changed directions too - clockwise instead of anti clockwise
  10. Thanks for sharing Ben, great read. RainX - gotta check that out. Don't be too hard on yourself, Tweed typically have slower runs than Sunny Coast 70.3 just due to the heat. Despite that, you still clocked a PB for the bike/run, so well done. Gee, driving the the bike through the roof, I thought this only happens in memes 😄 sounds like a new bike soon, hope you have it insured!
  11. Didn't realise entries are open already, I've signed up too. Thanks for the heads up!
  12. Yes that's the date shown on their website on the list of upcoming events and also on the event schedule. But I'll wait until it's officially announced. It's not the first time where the official date when announced is different from what was originally published. The motel is already booked out for that weekend though
  13. From memory, they handed out the glowsticks at the Settlement Point Rd turnaround (they may change it this year), so if you can make it there on the final lap before it starts getting dark. You may not need one.
  14. Thanks for waiting and reading. You looked okay when I saw you on the run course.
  15. Race report here if anyone is interested http://just-tri-hard.blogspot.com/2021/03/tweed-coast-enduro-2021.html
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