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Archive for December, 2008

TEAM TBB DEBUT

Monday, December 15th, 2008

This past weekend I had my debut race in my new pink TBB race suit at the Taupo Half Ironman.
My training had been rolling along and I have been pushing some big gears, running some laps of the track and using the paddles.
Taupo gave us a warm and windy race day, and we headed off for a very early start of 6.30am! The course uses a large part of the IMNZ course and consists of a one lap swim and bike and two lap run.
The race was a pretty standard swim bike run affair, I exited the water in the top ten and then grinded a big gear for 90k to come of the bike in 2nd place behind leader Kieran Doe.
The run was finished off at a steady clip, and I held my position in 2nd 5min down on Doe, and a further 4min back to 3rd place Kyle Bridgeman
Today was an easy day spent at my job as an Engineer earning some pocket money for next year’s camps and then I start another block of training leading up to Challenge Wanaka on the 17th January.
I would like to thank the Boss for letting me try out at Rookie Camp and TeamTBB to giving me the opportunity to race and train full time next year.
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