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​Yes, I am…By Robyn Louw

So it’s been a few weeks since Ironman South Africa 2018. Yes, I am an Ironman. I must say that I have been so de-motivated to get back into the swing of things and back to training that I almost can’t even remember doing the race! So in an effort to...

Time to reflect.  By André Piehl (16 December 2017)

I have had 2 months to have my entire Kona experience run through my mind over and over again.  Before I continue I want to define 'experience'.  Think about going on a night out to a fancy restaurant - the 'experience' would be everything from arrival,...

The 12 rules of Christmas: Christmas tips to survive the food and frenzy – by Andrea Cullen

I am going to make the shock assumption that most hard-working triathletes know how to eat a balanced and supportive diet to reward the hard training that their bodies agree to.But just in case here is a reminder:A well thought out nutrient dense diet is imperative if...

10 things I learnt during the 2017 season. – by Garron Mosley

Instead of the usual race report and because 2017 was very much a build year I thought I'd just share some learnings. These are in no particular order.Muscle Memory is a real thing Thank god for that!​After 7 months off and a few failed starts due to lack of...

KONA Countdown: 13 days to go – by Andre Piehl

​Packed and on my way So the day of departure has arrived – I am not going to say ‘finally’ as it has suddenly come so quickly.  11 months ago I qualified and thought it would be aaaages till I actually go to Kona.  As always, in...

KONA Countdown: 14 days to go – by Andre Piehl

Family & Friends ​ So today my wife threw me a ‘good luck and bon voyage’ party for my BIG race on the BIG Island of Hawaii.   I leave tomorrow and she pulled this together despite being away for the last week in Milan, Italy and...

KONA Countdown: 15 days to go – by Andre Piehl

​D-Day is getting close  I cannot believe that just short of 11 months ago I qualified for Iron Man, Kona.  I thought that was a big build up and a huge crescendo – it was.    The build up to Kona however has been bigger than...

KONA Countdown: 16 days to go – by Andre Piehl

​Consistency in training  So I am on the road travelling for work for 2 days again and last night I went to bed feeling terrible that I had eaten too much and not trained.  2 days no training is going to destroy my race.  NOT!  For those of...

KONA Countdown: 26 days to go – by Andre Piehl

​Inside or outside So what do you prefer – swimming in the local gym pool or getting out to a lake, dam or the ocean?   Admittedly the local gym pool is more accessible for most of us, unless you live right next to the ocean. Then there are...

KONA Countdown: 27 days to go – by Andre Piehl

​Preparation Not sure what your view is on preparation but I prefer to leave nothing to chance.  Triathlon involves three sports and travelling literally to the other side of the globe requires some decent preparation.   Not much needed for the...

I am a finisher – by Paulo Fonseca

​Six years ago, I was living in Mozambique. I am missionary and I was making a project to suport 300 poor kids with food, medicine, school and sports.  ​I am atlete since 1992 with 32 marathons, 1 ironman and 1 Conrades in my curriculum. In 2011 I had...

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