It’s Springtime in SA! Let’s celebrate!

It’s Springtime in SA! Let’s celebrate!

1 September is the 244th day of the year. 121 days remain until the end of the year. Irrelevant perhaps? What is relevant is that 1 September heralds the first day of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Why is this relevant? Well in South Africa we welcome the wild...
IRONMAN Is Soul Navigation

IRONMAN Is Soul Navigation

When I started doing Ironman in 2009 it was because I had set a personal goal to become fit and healthy. Too much of an unhealthy yet social lifestyle and not enough fitness activity had left me feeling sluggishly unwell. I decided to change that and chose mountain...
70.3 taper and race tips

70.3 taper and race tips

This is me back in 2010 or thereabouts competing in Ironman 70.3 in Buffalo City. Photo courtesy of my youngest, Jess. That is how I roll, training wheels and nothing fancy, except for the helmet but it only looks fancy and didn’t last long because it really...
Getting back into Triathlon mode (or just move mode)

Getting back into Triathlon mode (or just move mode)

Today was a really good day! Having piddled around since my cycle trip with the occasional swim, and cycle on the watt bike at the gym, plus a few runs, I really needed to put down a good brick session, what with Ironman 70.3 South Africa only three weeks away. ...
Adventure between the desert and the deep blue sea

Adventure between the desert and the deep blue sea

I left Knysna at 5:30am, taking the steep climb out of town in the direction of Plettenberg Bay. After about 5kms at the top of the climb I turned left onto the R339 to Uniondale. The road took me on tar and patches of broken glass for 3kms between formal and informal...