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Blog # 17 – Gaining Sponsorship And Giving Sponsorship Plus ANZAC Day

Hi blog followers, We are definitely getting closer now, which has meant some late nights during the week after training to finalise requirements as we approach the final countdown for my 515 km 3 day endurance event of swimming, cycling…

UltraHumps: Blog #16 Poppy Day

Hi Blog followers Well the countdown is definitely here now.  With the weekend just gone it is 4 weeks until start time of the 515 kms of the Ultraman Australia event. This week I have had my partner on location with her…

BLOG # 15 – Walking And Running For Another Charitable Cause ‘Relay For Life – Cancer Society New Zealand’

Hello blog followers. Well it is certainly getting close to my greatest challenge of all, Ultraman Australia, a 3 day event covering 515 kms of swimming, cycling and running in the year that I turn 50.  What a way to…

UltraHumps Blog #14 – Helping Another Charitable Organisation “Off Limits”

This week for Blog # 14 is one of mixed emotions. My training is ticking along nicely thanks to Coach Ray Boardman from Qwik Kiwi. During the weekend, whilst in Waiouru, I tried to recall any training sessions I have…

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UltraHump Blog #13 – Unlucky for some

Blog 13 – ‘# 13 unlucky for some’ and I note with Ultraman Australia starting on Saturday 14 May 2016, the relaxing day, the day before is Friday the 13th. I am sure nothing untoward will happen! Further Inspiration  As…

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UltraHumps Blog #12: Inspiration from Qwik Kiwi

Qwik Kiwi is the Coaching business owned and operated by Coach Ray Boardman, whom I knew previously in his primary employment in the NZ Army as a Physical Training Instructor (PTI).  I hadn’t really had much to do with Ray…

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BLOG # 11 – Post-Ironman Recovery and ASA Sponsorship

Hi 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…

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BLOG # 10 – Ironman 2016: Plan Your Race, Race Your Plan

Hi team, Apologies for the delay in this blog as we head towards Ultraman Australia (14-16 May 16). Since my last blog I’ve competed in the Scorching Triathlon and Ironman New Zealand with the latter being a good build up…

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UtraHumps Blog #9 – Sponsorship from ASA

Well team, it’s the end of February already and time is getting close to the biggest physical and mental challenge of my life – Ultraman Australia.  This week my training has continued under the watchful guidance from my Coach – Ray…

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UltraHumps Blog #8: Humps’ Most Inspirational Songs

Hi UltraHumps followers. Time is near for the first major test for Ultraman Australia being Ironman NZ in a couple of weeks. As I write my Blog, I am thinking of two fellow Qwik Kiwi colleagues who are covering the…

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