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UltraHumps – Jacobs Ladder 7 Peaks Challenge

With being overseas for a number of months, one often finds themselves wondering what training can be done when events are generally off the cards. You can always bet the Physical Training Instructor (PTI), which Coach Ray is also highly…

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: 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: Back To Swimming

Hi blog followers Welcome to my blog as I continue my journey towards the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.  As you all know I have been plagued by injury with my upper left arm,…

UltraHumps: A Game Of Two Halves

Hi Blog Followers I thought I’d aptly call this blog “A Game Of Two Halves”! As reported in previous blogs I trained whilst on holiday in the USA, but primarily trained using gym equipment to avoid the heat, particularly in…

UltraHumps Journey to Cameron Brown Award and Iron Maori Legend Series

Hi team, Since my last blog I have attended a family celebration of my mother’s 75th, a family wedding, and I am now on holiday with Mel in the United States.  This is a holiday we have had to plan…

UltraHumps – Struck By Injury!

Well the journey has started and so has a niggling injury. The next event in the Cameron Brown Award / IronMaori Legend Series is the start of November, being the IronMaori Quarter Ironman. I have events almost every couple of…

UltraHumps – Cameron Brown Award / IronMaori Legend Series Journey

Hi team It’s time to write my journey, so I thought I’d focus on the first of the 8 events I am to complete as part of the Cameron Brown Award which I have culminated with the IronMaori / Port…

ULTRAHUMPS is back…

Well I never actually went anywhere, but here is my story! When I completed Ultraman Australia 2016 on the Sunshine Coast, I won the Military and Emergency Services Division Trophy.  Me being me, I knew I had to return in…

ASA Supports UltraHumps At Ultraman

515km over 3 days An extreme event strictly for triathletes seeking a tougher challenge. Day 1, a 10 km swim and 140km cycle; Day 2, a 281km cycle; Day 3, an 84km double marathon – madness! ‘UltraHumps’ John (Humps) Humphries…

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