Well, I am counting down to IMNZ, over a week and a bit it will be all on.
IMNZ in Taupo was my first ever Ironman back in 2007, I also competed in my first half ironman in Taupo a few months prior in 2006. I felt good on that first IM race, everything was really comfy until about 10k into the run, then I started to bonk bad. So the next 10k I was stopping at every aid station, getting as much coke as possbile, all the guys that I had run past had came back past me . But then I started to come right and got moving again and made my way upto 10th overall by the finish. I am pretty lucky I stayed there as I was enjoying the last ks and didnt realise #11 was close, very close infact, at the finish line I think I had about 3 sec on him, and we both got the same finish line photo! I was wondering after what all the yelling was about from some people…
So I ended up with a 9.11 so should hopefully get a big PB in 2010. The field has a strong Kiwi Line up with Cameron Brown, Terrenzo Bozzone and Kerin Doe all on the start line.
Photo below is from the swim exit in that first race