Kelly van der Toorn – Winner 40-44 AG and 3rd placed lady overall
Jun23

Kelly van der Toorn – Winner 40-44 AG and 3rd placed lady overall

Nobody, nobody has a perfect race build-up, especially not a veteran mom-of-three whose husband was working away in Europe during exam period at school. I had made one significant change to my training a few weeks back – communicating after each Tissink Training Peaks session.  I noticed little adjustments in the week ahead, and was just responding so well to the mix of sessions that I almost didn’t want to start a taper.  I was...

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Helder Silva – Dbn 70.3 Race Report
Jun20

Helder Silva – Dbn 70.3 Race Report

IM 70,3 Durban2017…Race Report…Using the race weekend as a getaway for a few days…Last few weeks, some discomfort on lower back and sciatic nerve, was a warning… let my coach know about it, and he showed me a few exercises, and doing it, the pains eased down. I also didn’t realize how emotional matters, can compromise your fitness. And no matter how many triathlons I did, as this was the 3rd in Durban,...

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Great PB for Luvuyo Bangazi at Durban 70.3
Jun20

Great PB for Luvuyo Bangazi at Durban 70.3

Success at 2nd IM Durban 70.3 June 20, 2017 | Luvuyo Bangazi  The build up t Durban 70.3 could not have been more interesting. After having had an amazing Ironman African Champs in April with a finish time of 11hr20min, I was already looking forward to taking a break and focusing on the next Iron distance event, Challenge Regensburg in Aug, or so I thought. It didn’t take much to convince me that I needed a preparation race to...

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Annah Watkinson’s race report from IM Brazil 2017
Jun04

Annah Watkinson’s race report from IM Brazil 2017

IM Brazil – there was no plan to race this race in 2017! After a great first year racing in the professional category in 2016,  I was amped for the 2017 season. Feeling stronger and fitter and more in the “right headspace” – I had done some great training over December spending many many many (and many more) hours on the bike – I loved it. My swim was starting to click,  I was starting to understand the...

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Ironman made me a Multi-tasker – Luvuyo Bangazi
Oct19

Ironman made me a Multi-tasker – Luvuyo Bangazi

One of the best gifts from doing Ironman in my mind is the ability to multitask. How we juggle and try to keep balance is a skill that needs work daily. So my wonderful coaches at Team Tissink prescribed a 4hour bike ride and 30min run on Saturday. My kids schools prescribed Monkeynastix at 9am (3yr old) and Fun park run at 9am (8yr old). All the meanwhile Smile Foundation had a Cyclothon at Baywest from 9am -1pm, another initiative...

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Steelhead 70.3 – Gareth Wright
Sep01

Steelhead 70.3 – Gareth Wright

Moving to the United States of America at the beginning of February brought more challenges to my training than I thought. The biggest challenge that I faced was training on my own. I was not looking for a training partner/partners to train with on a daily basis, but for company when the going got tough… and boy did it get rough at stages emotionally! Looking back at the past 6 months, it may have been a blessing that I trained...

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