Category archive: 2018 RACE blog

Kona UMWC Day 3 – The big finish!

I slept for about 3 hours….. and then I woke up from aching legs and a sore um…. ‘saddle’ region.  Checked my watch.  2:14am.  back to sleep.  That repeated every 20-30 minutes until 4:30am.  Up an at ’em!  Morning ritual, including a really good poop, YES!  Hey.. I know…. but look – when you are…

Kona UMWC Day 2 report

Hi everyone! Sitting here on Monday… glowing about the success of the weekend…. and also from to much sun. ok…. Saturday…. (seems like a week ago) The team was up at 4:30 to get ready and fuel up for a big day! Day One I was really nervous and worried.  The swim is always a…

UMWC Day 2 – More later…. too tired to say much….but….

holy crap…. That was without question the HARDEST bike ride I have ever done!! I will write more later….. unreal…..  my crew are heroes. 13.000 feet of climbing…. hotter than hell…. stomach rebelled.  But with everyone’s clear effort…… we made it!  I gutted myself, saving nothing for tomorrow. 16 of the best athletes in the…

Day 1 Race report from Scotty

Up at 5am after not really sleeping much, a Coconut Cashew Chocolate Chip Hammer Bar (the BEST pre race food).  We were at the pier nice and early, and I felt really calm (wow!).  We had so many great visits with every athlete we met and the usual pre race excitement.  I set everything up…

Day One Done!

Day one done and dusted! Around 10:08 approx.

Update and some photos

Swim start and exit. The swim was tough for everyone, but Scott came out of the water in high spirits and feeling strong, and no sickness. And, I did mention to Lyle that the chickens at the road side had no puke to eat! Consistent and strong.  Awesome crew members  Scott has been going strong…

Kicking it on the bike

The first big hill is up, and over. Heading down shortly after, where the crew will meet him.

Out of the Water!

It was a tough swim for all the athletes, but Scott has just come out of the water, and looking strong!

Not too much further now

The first swimmer is out of the water. Scott’s crew have his transition all set up, it will not be too long now.

Swimming well

I have an app, and can see that Scott is in the water making his way along the route. Lyle just messaged, and said he was around the 3.5km mark.

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