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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 […]

Stockholm Arlanda Hall of Fame

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Anyone who has gone through the Terminal 5 arrivals have probably seen the Hall of Fame with famous Swedish people greeting arriving passengers to Stockholm. “Welcome to my hometown” It’s an honor to be a part of the new addition of faces joining some of the heavy weights on the wall. Next time you come […]

Two thirds in Auckland

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

It was a day of mixed emotions in Auckland today. An under par swim – a very strong bike – and a run that didn’t happen. As I mentioned earlier the focus is about the process and obviously there are a lot of things I can take with me from this race. But the party […]

WTS Auckland around the corner

Friday, March 27th, 2015

It’s two and a half year since I sat before the cameras at the Cloud in Auckland last time. Back then there was a lot of nerves involved and a World Title on the line. At the time I didn’t know the amount of drama that was going unfold before that title eventually was going to […]

From Cambridge to Gold Coast via Abu Dhabi

Monday, March 16th, 2015

It was the long way to Australia from New Zealand this time. A stop in Abu Dhabi was certainly not enroute but as my gold status with Star Alliance runs out next month I try as I hard as I can on accumulating miles. Or no, actually no I don’t. I don’t chase miles for […]

2nd place in Takapuna

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

A friday evening in Takapuna. A tight course, a short race and a big beer drinking crowd – could you ask for a better setting? Even if shorter means faster, more intense, lots of pain and no windows for mistakes its a lot of fun. And it’s great training for the bigger races to come. […]

Podium in Kinloch

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

It was the first race back in ages. After last years roller coaster of a year with injury upon injury it was such a nice feeling to be out on the racecourse again. I had spent some time with coach Darren at his home base in San Diego before coming out here. Most of it was […]

The Island House

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

I’m very proud to announce my place in the Island House team 2015. A newly designed sponsorship backed and created by Mark Holowesko. I met Mark back in 2012, just after that race in Auckland… The race that was the last of my massive 2012 and gave me the world title to take back home. […]