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UltraHumps – Can Ya Do An Ironman…My Story!

I discovered Ironman simply by chance which I will describe in this blog, I was intrigued, in my mid-forties, but also over weight, high blood pressure, unfit, couldn’t swim, didn’t know how to use clip in shoes on a bike let alone know where the gears were in the brakes, ate crap food, drank to much alcohol and when I look back I was on a path of self destruction. So when I turned a leaf and signed up for my first Ironman ‘then’ decided to change my ways described above, people even told me or laughed in my face that I was kidding myself and couldn’t do an Ironman… This is my story to hopefully encourage others, Ironman motto after all is “Anything Is Possible”!

UltraHumps switches from the Cameron Brown Award to Erin Baker Award

Hi blog followers and welcome to my final blog of this particular journey before I switch to another journey later that I come up with in consultation with Coach Ray. This seasons journey has seen me focus on the 3 events that make up the Iron Maori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series and the 5 events that make up the Cameron Brown Award. To refresh the memories the Iron Maori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series is made up of the Iron Maori Quarter Ironman in November; the Iron Maori Half Ironman in December; and the Port of Tauranga Enduro Half Ironman in January. These are 3 amazing events about promoting health and wellbeing and a great stepping stone into each other, and a great build into an Ironman if wanting to take that further step.

UltraHumps Journey Heads To Across Lake Taupo Swim

After completing the Kinloch (Erin Baker) Triathlon, I had to get ready for the 4th event out of 5 for the Cameron Brown Award a couple of weeks later, being the Across Lake Taupo Swim. This is approximately a 4 km Swim, which starts in Acacia Bay and you swim across Lake Taupo finishing at 3 Mile Bay. Pretty straight forward, well…

UltraHumps Competes In The Erin Baker Kinloch Triathlon

UltraHumps journey to the Cameron Brown Award includes the Kinloch Triathlon with the Erin Baker Category. Hello blog followers and welcome to this edition of my journey to the Cameron Brown Award which is event # 3 of 5, having also completed the 3 events of the Iron Maori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series (all in the same season). So how did the Erin Baker Kinloch Triathlon go…

UltraHumps: Back to Wairoa

Hi blog followers Welcome to my next blog for my journey to the Cameron Brown Award and the IronMaori  / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.  As you are aware I completed the 3 events for the IronMaori  / Port of…

UltraHumps: 40 Degrees Below

Hi blog followers Welcome to my weekly blog for my journey towards the Cameron Brown Award and the IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series. The past week has been busy with work activities, but I still have managed to…

UltraHumps: Always Listen to Coach Ray’s Advice

Hi Blog Followers Welcome to another addition of the journey I am undertaking for the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.  This journey is 8 events and as you will know I have now completed…

UltraHumps: Trip to Waimarama

Hi blog followers Welcome to my weekly blog for the Cameron Brown Award and the IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series, as we head back into the working week for the start of the year after a couple of…

UltraHumps: RFL Time Again

Hi blog followers Welcome to my weekly blog for my journey towards the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series as we head into Christmas week. This week I proved myself to be injury free (touch…

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