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UltraHumps: Day 3 Ultraman – 84km Double Marathon

Hi Blog Followers and welcome to Day 3’s blog. I could simply write one word and sign off.  Those that watched the online downloads from my Support Crew going live through Coach Ray would say, yep got it. That word…

UltraHumps: Day 2 Ultraman – 280km Bike

Hi Blog Followers Welcome to the adventures of Day 2 in Ultraman Australia.  Just as I recall from last year, it’s a brutal course with hill after hill.  On many I was down to my lowest gear and on occasions…

UltraHumps: Day 1 Ultraman

Hi Blog Followers Well Day One is done and dusted.  We rose at 0400 hours and left at 0445 hours to be at the Surf Club at 0500 for our compulsory check-in.  Lily my Safety Paddler from 2016 was guiding…

UltraHumps: Rego & Welcome Breakfast

Hi Blog Followers Well another 24 hours closer to the event with less than 24 hours to go. Yesterday (Thursday) was Registration Day where the crew and I turned up at Peppers Resort Hotel in Noosa and were walked through a series…

UltraHumps: the Business Begins

Hi Blog Followers Well we have arrived in the Queensland Sunshine Coastal town of Noosa for Ultraman Australia.  A busy day on Tuesday with checking in at 0400 hours for a 0600 hours flight, so guess what that meant?  We were…

UltraHumps: Ultra Widow

The partner of an Ironman is often fondly referred to as an Ironman Widow or Widower, due to the amount of training the athlete completes, so I thought I’d share my story as John’s partner or Humps or UltraHumps as I…

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…

Supporting UltraHumps

In May 2016, I had the privilege of being a member of an UltraMan support crew.  Along with Scott and Ray, I went to Noosa to support Humps in his first UltraMan event.  He has asked me to help again…

UltraHumps: Ultraman Australia – A Support Perspective

When John Humphries, AKA UltraHumps ,told me he was competing in UltraMan Australia I wondered just what he was doing and why. Back to back Ironman length events over three days.  Why do that? Then Derek mentioned he was going as…

UltraHumps and Missing Out On Easter Eggs

Hi Team and welcome to Blog # 40. Gee the weekly blogs are flying by and the date of the ‘1‘ for my 3+2+1=Charity is getting closer.  The ‘1‘ being Ultraman Australia during the period 13-15 May 2017.  This consists of a…

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