Tagged: Auckland

Ferry to Rangitoto 1

Rangitoto and the Sky Tower – New Zealand Day 5

Auckland was in full triathlon mode today and the place was alive. Triathletes everywhere, most of them getting in some last minute training so the streets were full of runners and cyclists. I hadn’t run for the past 10 weeks or so due to a suspected stress fracture and wasn’t about to start running now...

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Bike and Swim Recce – New Zealand Day 4

Day four of our trip and we were now settling into Auckland. We aren’t really ‘City People’ but Auckland was growing on us. The CBD is very compact with skyscrapers everywhere and an amazing skyline. Getting around was easy and the whole place was buzzing with the energy of the ITU Triathlon World Championships. The...

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ITU Triathlon World Champs Opening Ceremony – New Zealand Day 3

Finally after 2 full days of travelling we touched down in Auckland at around 1pm and now it was time to get through passport control, customs and biosecurity. Being an island that has been separated from elsewhere for the past 100 million years or so, the flora and fauna of New Zealand has a high percentage...

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2012 ITU Age-Group World Triathlon Championships, Auckland – Race Report 12

2012 ITU Age-Group World Triathlon Championships, Auckland – Race Report

After a fitfull sleep my day started at 4:30am with a caffeinated coffee, porridge and Beet-it beetroot juice for breakfast. This was followed by a shower and getting my stuff ready to go. I then walked down through Auckland CBD to transition area with Graham and Sharon at 5:30am, had my helmet checked and started setting...

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With the World Triathlon Championships race fast approaching I wanted to say thanks and give some exposure to the companies, organisations and people who have sponsored and supported me financially. As you can imagine, training for, get to and competing in a World Championship event in New Zealand is an expensive undertaking. So, shortly after I qualified...

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Team GB Photo Shoot

The number of locals who have qualified for places on Team GB for either the World Triathlon Championships or European Triathlon Championships keeps growing. All Age-Group athletes of course but due to the unprecedented number of us we got together last night on a windswept village green for a photo-shoot with the photographer from the...

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Al is his Team GB Tri-Suit 2

Team GB Kit

I’ve just received my Team GB Kit. All the elite athletes seem to be posting photos of themselves in their Team GB kit ready for London 2012, so I thought I join in. Mine might not be quite such a prestigious event, and rather than having my photo taken by a professional photographer in a studio I...

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ITU Age-Group World Championship Qualification

YEEESSSS!!! – Q1, Big Cow. Get in there, Auckland here I come!!! That may not mean much to some of you, but it’s a big deal to me. As you’ll know, I’ve been training pretty hard for triathlons over the last year and really ramped up the swim, biking and running in 2012. It wasn’t pure madness,...

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