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Mooloolaba World Cup

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Back to back racing.  A year ago I would have given my arm for that combination on my calendar.  When Facebook tells you what you did a year ago and you see a picture of yourself tethered to the stairs in the local pool, running. Not fun. I much rather be on the streets of […]

Gearing up for Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

It’s crazy how quick the time seems to disappear sometimes. They do say that it passes quicker with age, yet I’m to experience a 2hr Olympic Distance race to pass by quicker… It still feels, and will probably always feel, like a long day out there. When we arrived down here it felt like an […]

Stellenbosch wintertraining

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

  It’s been just over a month. Training is solid – and above all consistent. I’d like to say FINALLY! I’m here, I’m training, I’m building a base. I’m giving myself the opportunity to race well next year. And I’m getting a feel of what it’s like to be fitter and stronger again. But then… […]

2nd place at Islandhouse Invitational Triathlon

Monday, November 9th, 2015

After three stages and as many days of racing I ended up second to Gwen Jorgensen in the Islandhouse Invitational triathlon. The accumulated time after a 2nd place, a 3rd and a 1st place saw me some 30s backs to Gwen at the finish line. For a full race recap read Jené Shaws article on […]

6th in Tongyeong WC

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

There could have been a post here wishing the girls good luck and showing me spectate at Cyclocross nationals back home instead.  I was really close not to come here, as a fact I had already flown back home and thrown in the towel. The small strain that occurred on my last track session before […]

Alanya WC

Friday, October 16th, 2015

The next stop on this October tour of racing is Alanya, a pretty turkish beach destination.  A place I came to race a european cup back in 2005, back then being the European Cup final and the most famous end of season party… Much has changed since then and the biggest reward with a big result […]

5th place in Cozumel WC

Monday, October 5th, 2015

It was a good start, a really good start, to the pretty hefty block of racing I just started.  Three World Cups in the month of October, three attempts to improve my ranking into a reasonable number again. Yesterdays 5th place was first and foremost a really nice concrete sign of that things are moving […]

Points and a nice win in Istanbul

Monday, June 29th, 2015

I needed points so I went to Istanbul to find some.  I haven’t raced a European Cup for a long time and really enjoyed it. A quick no fuss kind of trip with a well executed race and a body showing signs of adapting to training. Exactly what I wanted and needed – and what […]

Bronze at European Games

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

It’s been an unexpected but terrific weekend in Baku.  I went over to do the games mainly as general practice for me and my team, to be conformable with the format and make sure we work well together even when the pressure is on. Training had been going better and better and the past three […]

Roughing it in Yokohama

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

It was not what I had hoped for.  And it was worse than what I would have come up with if you asked me to create a “worst case scenario”.  Yokohama has been good to me in the past but showed me that she wouldn’t do me any favours. I had been training well, the […]