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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…

The Tarawera 50km Off Road Race

I like big hairy audacious goals, the ones that scare you to bits.  The ones that in the back of your mind you are scared you may not achieve, but it keeps you going.  So I chose the Tarawera 50km.

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UltraHumps Blog #4 – Beating the Injury Through Pain and Suffering

As reported in my most recent couple of Blogs, I picked up a niggling calf strain or slight tear, so this weeks training coupled with physio has been different than it normally is. Physio on Monday was fun with Nikki…

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BLOG # 3 – HUMPS WITH COACH RAY BOARDMAN CHASING ULTRAMAN OZ TO FUNDRAISE FOR FALLEN HEROES

As I pondered what to write for this weeks Blog to Ray for Qwik Kiwi, I glanced at my watch and realised today (15 Jan 16) is four months away from Day 2 for the biggest endurance test of my…

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Blog #2 – HUMPS JOURNEY TO ULTRAMAN OZ WITH COACH RAY BOARDMAN

Once Ray had taken me on as a Client in the later part of 2014, the ultimate goal was to compete in an Ultraman – Ultraman Australia 2016 and to also consider it as an opportunity to fund-raise. Ray carefully planned…

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Ultra Humps – The Big Hairy Arse Goal (BHAG)

Previous articles have advised why I chose Ray Boardman as the Coach I wanted.  A Coach to help me achieve my dreams and achieve my personal tests physically, which would also test my mental fortitude to the extreme.  So briefly for the newcomers to…

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The High Five-0 Challenge for Mental Health

I first met Mal Law 4 or so years ago at a running event and was introduced by a mutual friend. To be in the company of one of New Zealand’s top adventure runners was awe inspiring to say the least, but…

How to prepare for a successful Enduro Cycling Event

I asked Andrea Davies (helmet number 9636) to write about her experiences training for and riding the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Enduro (2 laps or 320km) event. Here is what she contributed: I’d always wanted to ride two laps of…

What does it take to ride the 640km Maxi Endurance as part of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Helen [Chief Crew] and I left our Turangi accommodation around 8.30am Friday morning for Taupo.  Handed in our waiver form, got race number onto the bike & front of helmet.  Nice to catch up with Tracy Parke & saw Andrew,…

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