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Monday 29th JUne 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 20:25

70. Wimbleball race report

Saturday - rack the bike + race briefing. about 2 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. started off horrible with my friend being late, therefore I missed my chance to practice in the lake. End feeling- nervous nervous nervous

Sunday - race day..... rainy, cloudy, cold horrible.



scared absolutely S***less. panic in the choppy water early on and hold on to a kayak for a pep talk, must not pull out at the start! I will regret it forever. Water is too cold to put my head in, people punching and kicking. But I stick with it.. slowly slowly around the course, finally manage to put my head in. swim done... THANK GOD


Everyone packed for a sunny day, no sunscreen needed! rain, a bit of a hail and just horrible. First lap is a breeze. Tackled those hills confidently, early power bars at every feed station. Life is ok

Second lap..... ouch... hills are harder, general cadence is slower. Legs are tired.

Finally thanking goodness for the transition sign. My back was in absolute pieces and I had suffered with hamstring and then quad cramps since 45 mile.(even has a cramp in my tricep?!?!?).


Take is easy, not racing, just seeing what it's all about. walked the hills. Enjoyed the warmer weather and the atmosphere. Finished with a smile and no injuries.

completed time just under 8 hours. Was amining for under 8 and survival. Both of which I did.

Sore today, and back to work... I feel worse today than i did all day yesterday. No appetite, have a cold and my teeth hurt?!?!?!

not a flashy winners race, but I did what I set out to and think I will give some more (flat) 70.3's a go!

Monday 29th JUne 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 08:21

Quick Pop in to day I survived the 70.3 Wimbleball Ironman. Full race report tonight


On brief browsing- Well done LMH!


Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:25

Evening guys

What: 32 miles of the Exmoor 70.3

Why: practice

Boy oh boy.... the cycling route it HARD! to be fair, I don't know what it feels like to have fresh legs anymore. But heck.. my cyclist friend found it easy... he does only cycle though!

LMH- LLETZ procedure.. They found pre cancerous cells on my routine smear.

Thanks for the well wishes everyone!

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:50

Evening all,

What: 48 min 10L (pyramid intervals)

Why: I am not a very good patient...

Lyrics: Nope

I had my operation last Friday, the local anasthetic didn't work.. so it was a very painful minute or two but that was all. I have been told to stay away from 'strenous exercise' but to be guided by my body and pain.... everything seems fine!

small tri this weekend, then the 70.3 on the 28th. quite excited.

I hope everyone is doing well, I feel that I have a massive catch up to do.

Thursday 21st May 2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:41

Long time no post guys! Sorry, life has majorly gotten in the way.

Update of the last few month in a couple of lines

1.) won my age group in the Oxford tri

2.) changed jobs and now back in surgery

3.) My boyfriend is officially coming to Aussie with me, we have jobs and a house. Leaving on the 6th August,

4.) I have been diagnosed with type 3 (precancerous) cervical cells. Small op on the 29th of this month

5.) Bideford tri on the 7th of July and 70.3 ironman on the 28th July.


Thats me, missed you all and hopefully will be back regularly

What: 1 hour gym and 12.5km run (67 mins)

Wednesday 8th April 2015

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 22:16


LMH- Happy Bday and no worries

Emz- sounds crazy fun !

What: Gym and swim

Why: legs are ruined!

Lyrics: yep

ouch legs hurt today... I think I over did it yesterday. Will hopefully feel better tomorrow... hopefully!

Tuesday 7th April 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:40


What: short LSR (10km), 54 mins. Gym in an hour

Why: getting the legs moving after the weekend!

Lyrics: nope

Last Rest: 6.4.15

Way to go LMH- I will donate tonight


Monday 6th April 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:46

Arvo Guys,

Beautiful Picture OH

What race LMH?

Well done Gobi

What: Gym, shopping, washing, cleaning......

Why: long weekend away, work tomorrow and a hungry/messy boyfriend!

Still feeling great from the tri result and can't wait to start the training again!


Sunday 5th April 2015

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 10:08
Hi guys,

Happy Easter!! I've switched jobs now so will be more regular on my postings! Now to a race report from good Friday Oxford sprint!

Lead up to the race was poor. Fractured coccyx and hairline fracture on my iliac crest. Travelled up the night before with my boyfriend and his mum (first time meeting!). Didn't eat great, didn't sleep much.

Swim- awful! Took me 1 more minute than usual. I inhaled some water on the first lap. Just wasn't feeling it.

Bike- amazing! It was cold and windy, which sucked. But I flew on my Tri bars.

Run- bilateral quad cramping anyone??? Never had It before. Never want to again! But I didn't stop, just shortened my stride.

Result.... First in 16-26 age category. 13th female overall.

Not too shabby I suppose.

Now for chocolate!!

Tuesday 24th March 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 11:50


Thanks guys. I am going ok.. still on som heft pain meds but moving forward. I will have an MRI in the next week or so to see if they need to do anything with my hip. They are not sure whether it was fracutres before (this is the sore hip) or if I did it when I came off. I slipped off the pedal when I was practicing taking in/out feet of the tri shoes. Came down on the tip of the pedal with all my body weight.... then I puked


Anyways... frustrated that I can't really do much at the moment. Just surviving work!

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