Success at UK 70.3

I'm now back in Boulder at last, it has been a stressful couple of weeks now with traveling to Mexico, then straight to the UK and nursing my injury through two Ironman 70.3 races. I have missed some flights and have experience delays for up to 24hrs in total, This has really tested my patience.

After these problems, it still seems worth it!! I had an ordeal with my running (as i haven't done any for the last few weeks). I was still able to perform with a 4th place in Baja 70.3 (later DQ through a mistake from the officials) with a cracking 2nd off the bike against the sports top riders. 3rd at UK 70.3 in possibly the hardest Half Ironman I've ever done. This included 1st off the bike as I struggled to finish on the run.

The support from my friends & family back home has been fantastic and without their support during the last couple of months, I would have found this journey even harder than it already has been. I'm going to have a couple weeks of easy training. I'm going to reassess my racing schedule and try to recuperate from this injury. I'm looking forward to running freely again.

I am loving racing the world best athletes in this great sport. I can't wait to compete again with no physical obstacles. I believe that my training has been building well and I'm hoping to get a couple more podiums this year before I return back to Sydney and chill out. The weather has started to heat up, so I'm itching to get back to business....

Keep it real

Now in UK after Mexico

I've just arrived in the UK after completing in the Ironman 70.3 Baja Mexico.

I've experience some troubles finding this place after missing my flight and shuttle bus, but I have now arrive safely. It's going to hard to train in the lead up to UK 70.3 event, as the area is not very triathlon friendly.

I have a some doubts leading into this race, as I have an injured hip. This has stop me from running over the past 2 weeks, my plan is to attacked the race with a strong swim bike combination and then see where I am at off the bike.

This worked well for me in Mexico, as I rode a real solid pace and managed to get off the bike in 2nd place behind Craig Walton, who also approached the races in the same fashion. The bike course was very hilly which worked in my favour. This gave me the opportunity to bridge a gap on the rest of the field.

When I got off the bike, I could feel the extreme pain coming from my hip. I could only manage a jog on the run, which cause me to lose a couple of places. I finished over the line in a respectable 4th place.

I was happy with the result after I had serious doubts of finishing the race. I will be looking to race the UK 70.3 this weekend with the same strategy, due to the troubles I am experiencing with my hip.

All the best