On April the 1st 2012 I signed up to do my first Ironman – a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42km run in and around Lake Taupo in New Zealand’s North Island.

I started my unlikely Ironman journey by signing up to do a sprint triathlon with my best mate in 2010, where we negotiated the distance with borrowed equipment, mountain bikes and questionable fitness.  At that stage life was definitely more about parties, booze and nu-rave leggings than TT Bikes and sea swims.

Aided by a change in scenery (and weather) brought on by moving to Australia from the UK, I have gradually got sucked further into the triathlon bubble, doing another couple of sprints, an olympic distance, a half ironman and joining the Bondi BRATS (Bondi Running and Triathlon Club).

I have started this blog to share my trials and tribulations on the way to (hopefully) becoming an ironman with family and friends.  I will refrain from posting anything about heart rate monitors or power output graphs, but can’t promise it won’t feature pictures of my aero helmet I will nodoubt justify buying in the near future.



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