BLOG # 11 – Post-Ironman Recovery and ASA Sponsorship

Tri Training NZHi Team,

For this weeks training my Coach, Ray Boardman from Qwik Kiwi, has conducted recovery training post Ironman.  It is similar to the week leading up to an Ironman where you taper off before an event to get you ready.  Once the event is over there is a period required to allow the body to repair itself.  With all the training, as you can imagine, you look forward to these taper and recovery periods, but you do find yourself wondering what to do with yourself on occasion.  My partner even said to me the day before Ironman, “You don’t seem as nervous as I expected you to be, but you sure can’t sit still”.  So from next week onwards, Ray will be building up the training extensively as we head towards the physical and mental challenge of Ultraman Australia, being 515 km’s over 3 days during the period 14-16 May 2016.

This brings me to my sponsor who has come on board and provided us with a 4WD and a caravan.  The sponsor is ASA Anodyne Services and this is what they are about:


ASA has the ability to scale their projects to suit your needs from a single remote area paramedic, to nurses and doctors in health clinics, or a mixture of solutions to meet your project requirements. While onsite, ASA’s mission is to provide a wide scope of core medical services, training and consulting, with the aim to help in preventing workplace injury and illness.

ASA’s medical team consists of proactive, competent, and highly ethical doctors, nurses, paramedics, as well as a range of other healthcare professionals, who have worked in both civilian and military environments. Since their inception in 2004, they’ve worked on contracts for NATO, the United Nations, the US Military, and leading multinational resource sector companies. ASA recruits multi-nationally so their staff mix can be adjusted according to your project requirements.

ASA can aim to keep your workforce healthy, by drawing on their wealth of experience in some of the world’s most inhospitable of regions, which is why their team continually operate efficiently in challenging and potentially dangerous environments.

ASA appoints staff based on experience and expertise, to ensure they provide the best care and support. ASA staff can provide primary health care, emergency response, and advanced life support, to name a few. The ASA team have a sensitive approach to any cultural differences, which may exist in the communities and countries they operate in.

ASA caters to a range of sectors including, but not limited to mining, resource, defence and government. ASA services are tailored to meet your needs, and have the ability to be customised to adapt to almost any situation or environments, while remaining cost-effective.  ASA can meet any challenge by working with you to develop support packages to provide you the best support in the most challenging places, in medical areas such as:

  • Vaccinations in Remote Areas
  • Emergency Response
  • Aero Medical
  • Evacuation
  • Ambulance and Patient Transport
  • Training
  • Consulting
  • Customised Solutions
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Vehicle Sourcing/Supply



UltraMan CoachingResources industry sectors such as OIL, GAS and MINING, conduct operations in remote areas, which are far from normal health infrastructure. At ASA they understand the industry’s ongoing commitment to safe operations and the role health plays. ASA is recognised for their professionalism and expertise by some of the world’s largest resource companies.


ASA has a wide range of accredited training courses, which are supported by systems to accurately record the details of all training conducted. Each year, ASA reviews training for your project and presents opportunities to meets these new requirements. As part of the review, we assess the effectiveness of the training by analysing staff performance, client feedback, incident reports and the history of your project.


Their staff have years of experience in defence and emergency service agencies, bringing with them the expertise and skills to manage training, health and medical emergencies in the most difficult locations. The ASA team has experience working in the harshest of environments all over the world. When working for ASA, the team is only provided with the best resources. ASA has tested and proven the equipment and vehicles they provide over many years of deployments.  We can bring this experience to your project by supplying you with the right equipment that we know will work! Your team deserves the best equipment and advice from the people who have tried and tested it from remote Afghanistan to the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

ANODYNE SERVICES AUSTRALIA (ASA) – Thank you for your support and sponsorship ASA.

Regards, John Humphries (UltraHumps)!

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