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Fizik’s animal saddles!
For those that follow cycling and the incredible endurance event of the Tour de France some may know to what I am alluding. For those that don’t a quick humorous story.
So the Tour de France started over two weeks ago. We all have our favourite cyclists we like to watch and mine include Chris Froome, Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish. So it was with great interest this year when @beanker and I saw Cannondale’s kit at the start and began over thinking the reference on each cyclists shorts to a particular animal namely Bull, Snake and Chameleon.
This post is dedicated to my wife Bianca (@beanker) who completed her first Ironman on 14th April. It is incredible to think that this time last year she was only just starting to recover from a fractured cuboid bone (in the foot).This time last year she had only just started cycling completing her first Argus Cycle tour (110km), could hardly swim let alone enjoy it and as mentioned had just started to run again. She stated at that Ironman South Africa last year that she would never again be a spectator at an Ironman. I don’t think however that she ever gave any serious thought to doing an Ironman particularly one the following year!
So Bianca this post is dedicated to you for all that you have achieved since starting on your journey to becoming an Ironman. I have felt no greater pride than watching you overcome your fears and find the confidence to believe in yourself and your ability to do great things. You have inspired me and I am sure many others that know you also. Congratulations again and before i start my recount one last thing.
BIANCA YOU ARE AN IRONMAN! Continue reading
Boom, boom, boom, boom… it wasn’t the alarm clock, it was the loud, scary sound of a foghorn, and that’s how my morning started on April 14th. It was eerie in Nelson Mandela Bay and there was a lot of fog about as we walked down to the beach. I couldn’t see the sea. Maybe that was a good thing.
I made my way into the transition area for the final checks and things that athletes do on race day morning. I wasn’t really sure what to do. I felt my bike tyres. They were still hard, which was a relief, since I didn’t have a clue what to do if they weren’t. I placed the finishing touches on my bike. My bottles and nutrition were in place, and I headed out of transition. Continue reading
Saturday 16th March I took part in the first Deep South Trail Run also dubbed the Peak to Point run hosted byTrail Junkee. Trail Junkee’s Jackie Exton organised The Peak to Point run as a training run over a 46km course taking in the trails from the ‘Deep South’ or rather Beautiful South (as I call it) in the southern part of the Cape Peninsula. As the Deep South Run was given PUFfeR qualifying status it showed that it was going to be a challenging run with plenty of time on feet. Continue reading
Saturday 2 March I ran my first Century City Express 10km race. I decided to run it in my club colours of Satori Athletics from @noordhoek and it was the first time since late 2011. I only heard about the race the night before from @staceyrehbock as I was tweeting for advice on which road race I could do as a final seeding race for the Two Oceans Half Marathon. I was seeded E by default as I hadn’t done any qualifying races. I did my first Two Oceans Half in 2012 and was not keen on trying to race from the back. Thankfully the Century City Express provided for on the day entries and I thought “fantastic lets race” and get that seeding sorted out. Continue reading
It was another beautiful day in Cape Town today with no wind, clear skies and the warm african sun to savour. I was keen to go and run some trails at Silvermine and had heard about a Tempo Tuesday run that had recently been started by Trail Junkee. So what is Trail Junkee all about well in the words of experienced trail runner Jackie Exton “Our goal at TrailJunkee is to enable ABSOLUTELY ANYBODY to experience the joy and sheer exhilaration of being on TRAIL!!”. They even have some great longer distance trail runs for those wanting to do a qualifier for PUFfeR or to just experience the many great trails the Cape Peninsula have to offer. That’s another blog post so before I digress……… Continue reading