Lesson’s Learnt! A little experiment!

I always knew it was an ambitious early season schedule Guy and I had in place but it excited me! The idea of it, the challenge of it, why not?? I can back up Half Ironman's pretty well, lets see how backing up Ironman's go! Although I was mentally ready and excited for Challenge Taiwan, I should have realised something was up when I actually fell asleep at 8pm the night before the race and slept the entire night through until the alarm went … [Read more...]

Ironman New Zealand Celebrates 30 Years!

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Ironman New Zealand is a special place for me! It was back in 2008 that I had my first break though Pro Performance and from that day I believed I had what it takes to win an Ironman! Granted..there have been many ups and downs since then, but I love heading back to Taupo and with the event celebrating 30 years in 2014, I wasn't going to miss it. The week leading into the Ironman was magical! It was the best weather I had ever experience in … [Read more...]

TEAM COEUR IN 2014!

At Coeur, there mission is to make the best looking, best fitting, and most comfortable clothing in the marketplace for female athletes. Anything they can do to make training and racing easier, more stress-free and fun….they want to do it. They like clean, sophisticated lines. There aesthetic is East Coast preppy meets West Coast chill. Coeur - stylish speed…from the heart While teaching Physical and Health Education for 8 years I … [Read more...]

What a fantastic year!!

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Well, 2013 is done and dusted and it is exciting to look back and say it was one of the best and most consistent years I have had in my Pro Triathlon Career! The season began early with a victory at the Albany 1/2 Ironman and although a little underdone I followed it up 2 weeks later with a 6th at Challenge Wanaka Iron Distance race. It was then a  great chance for a solid block of training in Perth during Feb and March and it paid off with a … [Read more...]

Taiwan 70.3

Well, normally I am the one in charge of flights and getting everything organised for our travel to races! And most of the time, it is all pretty good! But I must admit....I definitely stuffed up this time! The money we saved by taking the cheaper flight options was not worth the pain we went through getting there, how it affected us while we were in Taiwan and getting home! Lesson learnt! Just 4 days earlier it took us 2 days to travel back … [Read more...]

LAS VEGAS 70.3 WORLD CHAMPS

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I knew it was always going to be tough backing up 2 weeks after Ironman Louisville. But I have done these crazy things before! Plus I have always wanted to experience the Las Vegas 70.3 course after hearing so much about it. Knowing the event is moving next year and this was my one and only chance to race it. When I found out I had a slot and a chance to go, there was no way I was saying no!! Although my body probably wishes I had! Thursday … [Read more...]

Ironman Louisville Champion 2013

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It has been a whirlwind of adventures over the last 2 weeks! It all began when my parents arrived in a Boise for a few days. I love it when they come to visit and I can share with them all the fantastic places and people that make it my second home. It was a quick stay as a few days later we were all on a plane for North Carolina and Winston Salem for the wedding of good friends John and Heather. Although we were expecting it to be extremely hot … [Read more...]

Lake Stevens 70.3

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Immediately following Muncie 70.3 I was lucky enough to meet up with our Super Physio and friend Ruth Chang in Denver. We made the long drive back to Boise in 12 1/2 hrs! (driving to Kalgoorlie does not seem so bad anymore!) I then had the next 4 days to recover and get the body moving again before our next road trip on Friday and driving to Lake Stevens. This time it was only just over 8 hours and with Guy in the car as well, you can only … [Read more...]

Road Tripping – Muncie 70.3

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After holidaying for 2 weeks in Canada and Alaska then unfortunately coming home sick (there goes another week!) my mid year break became three weeks off, although maybe in the long term this will be good for me! Finally feeling better again I had the chance for just over 3 weeks of solid training then a few days taper. The questions became will I or won't I race? With really nothing to lose (just the cost $$) Guy and I decided it was worth the … [Read more...]

NOVATRON!

You are probably reading the title of this post and wondering what is she talking about?? But this post is as important as my race reports! I am talking about one of my incredible sponsors that have been there for nearly 5 years. Nola and Leigh experienced Ironman New Zealand in 2008 first hand and since then the support from Novatron has allowed me to continue pursuing my goals in Australia and overseas. Based in Perth Western Australia, … [Read more...]