Coach Ray

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Challenge Wanaka

Pre-Kona Qwik-View with Kiwi Pro Braden Currie

Qwik Kiwi: Congratulations on qualifying for Kona again. I was on the edge of my seat last year watching the coverage of you smashing it up the Queen K!!! Your season thus far has been very confidence building with some…

UltraHumps: A Coaches Perspective

Humps asked me to pen this article for him, as he did with the other members of the support crew for the previous posts over the last two weeks. Read those articles here: Scott Cordwell and Derrick McMillan. Rather than…

UltraHumps – Doing It For The Children

Hi Blog Followers Welcome to Blog # 36. After the weather storm last weekend, I woke up on Monday to fine weather. Makes me wonder why the weather blast always happens in the weekends lol. I normally train in the…

UltraHumps: Tough Day At Ironman Taupo

Hi Blog Followers and welcome to Blog # 34. A HARD DAY OUT! Well I did it.  The 2 of 2 from my 3+2+1=Charity is now complete, having finished the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand two weeks after completing the…

UltraHumps: Training in Taupo for Ironman

Hi Blog Followers Welcome to Blog # 33 as I inch my way closer to Ultraman Australia, but not before completing my second Iron distance in two weeks as part of the 3+2+1=Charity. Unsurprisingly, I felt myself fatigued during training in the first part of…

UltraHumps: Crashes, Bumps and Falls

Hi Team Welcome to Blog #31 as I enter the final week before the start of the ‘2’ within the 3+2+1=Charity, the ‘2’ being ‘2’ full Ironman distance events two weeks apart.  The first is Challenge Wanaka on 18 February 2017…

UltraHumps: The Funny Side of UltraMan

Hi Team Welcome to Blog # 30.  Well we certainly are pushing along with less than 2 weeks to go until the first of the 2 Ironman events over 2 weeks.  I also received an email from Ultraman Australia this week which…

UltraHumps: Weather Bomb #2

Hi blog followers and welcome to blog # 29. For me it was welcome to Weather Blast # 2 in good old Wellington.  My training result was average this week as I struggled again with insomnia which affects my output, but…

UltraHumps: Strengths and Weaknesses

Hi Blog Followers – Well the festive season is behind us and training is full on, with Coach Ray putting me through my paces in the pool, in the running shoes, and on the bike in preparation for the next…

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