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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 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: 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: Port of Tauranga Enduro

Hi Blog Followers Welcome to my Blog post regarding my 5th event of 8 as I travel my journey of completing the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.  The 5th event was the Port of Tauranga Enduro…

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…

UltraHumps: The Heart of the Issue

Hi blog followers Welcome to my blog as I continue my journey towards the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series. Apologies for my short blog this week.  This is due to an extremely busy time …

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