Sometimes the hardest part of a triathlon isn't the training or the diet but how to transport your bike to the race. There are numerous ways to transport your pride and joy and they all have pros and cons that you need to weigh up before choosing the right way for you. I've transported my bike all over the world by plane, bus, train and taxi. This is how to get your bike to a … [Read more...]
As an international Ironman I take my fitness pretty seriously. I'm not saying I don't eat junk food and drink beer, I do, but I need to stay fit for swimming, running and cycling in triathlon and Ironman events. We travel full time and staying fit on the road can be challenging. Here are my posts on travel fitness and keeping , getting or staying fit.
Phuket, Thailand's iconic island destination now features two of Asia's biggest races. The premier race, Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Ironman Thailand, a new addition to the Ironman scene. 2016 saw me grab a late entry into the Phuket Ironman Thailand while on holiday with my family. We arrived on Phuket the day of Laguna Phuket triathlon which is Asia's first and longest … [Read more...]
Little under a month since my medical emergency in Thailand and it was time to resume travel again. This is, of course what I love about travel in the first place. The new sights, smells and sounds that repeatedly hit you in a way only Asia can. This was going to be post Op backpacking at its best. Wait this was also going to be the first time as well truth be told. We made … [Read more...]
Sail Rock is located in the Gulf of Thailand and according to some, is one of the top two dive sites in the whole of Thailand. With such lofty claims it was a must that I would be scuba diving sail rock while visiting the beautiful island of Koh Phangan. Where We Stayed to Dive Sail Rock Based off Haad Salad Beach in the aptly named Haad Salad Villas we were about half an … [Read more...]
What made me think I could do an Ironman? I had never completed nor attempted any of the three disciplines individually at full Iron Man distance. Yet here I was about to do the 3 together in one day. My first Ironman and only my fourth triathlon. Little wonder my wife thought I was mad! The Cairns Ironman was a new event that suddenly brought the sport to my doorstep, quite … [Read more...]