Clatters Chatter: Auckland Holiday

With lots of worldwide events that have just happened, I have tried my best to keep up with them whilst being away in Auckland. Recently the the 2 hour marathon barrier was broken by Eluid Kipchoge. Kona Ironman World Championships were on. I have also been away in the North Island and missed some of the action but have also had some myself.

We went to Auckland New Zealand, for a couple of days to look at a possible career for me when I leave school. Whilst we were there, we also went around Auckland and looked around the CBD, as we had never been there before.

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Eluid Kipchoge INEOS159

During looking round Auckland, myself and my family went up the Sky Tower of NZ. Which stands at 324m tall. We did a sky-walk, which meant we walked all around the Sky Tower at 220m high. All we had supporting us were just a couple of wires on a harness. This was really fun and we had some spectacular views.

Also that evening after getting back to the hotel, I turned on YouTube on my phone to watch the attempt of Eluid Kipchoge trying to break the 2 hour barrier in the marathon. This race was crazy, he was running at a pace of about 21.1 kilometers an hour, which is unreal. Its even faster than my 3km race pace.

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Kona -Ironman Jan Frodeno

Eluid has inspired the next generation that it can be done and you just have to believe in yourself and you can do it. I suspect there to be many more people breaking the 2 hour barrier in the next few years to come.

On the way back from Auckland another event was also happening. The Ironman World Championships were live the next day. I was unable to watch this because we were on a plane coming back from Auckland, and it was impossible to watch. My friend however was giving me live updates of what was happening and I found out that Jan Frodeno won the men’s race.

Lionel Sanders was a bit down from were I expected him to be, but because of his injury recently he sort of already knew, what was going to happen.

It has been a pretty good week, except I have now got a virus and have got sick and am unable to train for a few days, yet my race being so close. I am still trying to build and push on and see were I get, as I put my head down and get into racing shape.

By Luke Clatworthy (Clatters Chatter)

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