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UltraHumps: Cycle Event With Corruption Or Confusion…You Decide

Hi blog followers By now many of you would of picked up that I am overseas with work for a number of months, so Coach Ray and I had to stretch our brains on what training I should be able…

UltraHumps: Overcoming The Bad Habits Of Demons And Winning!

My last three articles were about ‘Can Ya Do An Ironman….My Story’; ‘Finding Qwik Kiwi Through Coach Ray’; and ‘Finding Ultraman With Qwik Kiwi’s Coach Ray’. The intent of these three articles back to back were to reveal how this…

UltraHumps: Finding Ultraman with Qwik Kiwi’s Coach Ray

My previous two articles are a preparation for this one, with the first article indicating my journey to my first Ironman, showing ‘you’ can do it; and the second article telling how I ‘fell off the wagon’ in life, but…

UltraHumps: Finding Qwik Kiwi Through Coach Ray

Hello team and welcome to my Blog. Before I get into future plans for myself with Coach Ray I have chosen to write a few blogs with a difference. Last week I wrote about “Can Ya Do An Ironman”, this week I will refer to a period where I lost focus completely and without even being a Client, Coach Ray got me to a finish line when stumbling across me at an Ironman event…

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: Swim Across Lake Taupo

The last event of the Erin Baker Award is the Swim Across Lake Taupo before one continues to the Cameron Brown Award, the difference is the addition of Ironman NZ. So in summary for the 5 events I completed the Taupo Half Marathon in August, the Around Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge in November, the Kinloch Triathlon in February, and now the Across Lake Taupo Swim also in February. This has all been on top of the 3 events that made up the Iron Maori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series. So how did the Swim Across Lake Taupo go…

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…

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