Tag Archive for Triathlon

A quick bike change

Alstonville_NSW

Nothing like noticing something just before a big race. Well, thankfully I noticed a very small crack in my frame before getting my Giant Trinity on the plane bound for Kona. Ohh the perils of travelling with bikes.

Thankfully Giant were able to source a new frame for me and now I’m ready to power along the Queen K.

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While my frame was getting replaced by the folks at CYC in Brisbane, I headed out for a quick spin on my super-fast Giant Propel.

Week in review #2 with Grant Giles

The second week or half way through the series of weekly reviews of my training sessions from my coach Grant Giles from Aeromax.

Here’s week 1 if you missed it.

I’m supporting Ride for HeartKids

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I got into triathlon to keep fit in the footy off-season. Sports are something I have always enjoyed and been lucky enough to be good at. Recently I was approached to be a Sporting Ambassador for the Ride for HeartKids, a cycling charity event which raises money for HeartKids Australia.

HeartKids are Aussie children who suffer from Childhood Heart Disease (CHD). Many of them will never have the opportunity to play sport, ride a bike, run or swim. And for no reason other then they were born with something wrong with their heart. Still these kids show an amazing amount of strength, persistence and a dare to dream. I’m proud to become the Ride for HeartKids first Sporting Ambassador and help spread awareness of this great event. Anyone can join the Ride for HeartKids. Check them out at website or at their Facebook page.

Joining Ride for HeartKids
If you spend a lot of time on your bike, training, racing, getting to and from work, or just because you can, why not consider joining the Ride for HeartKids? These guys motto is to ‘Challenge Yourself, Make a Difference’ and by setting yourself a goal and raising funds to help HeartKids in Australia I know that we can all make that difference. Ten year old Thomas Henderson-Smith is a HeartKid who can’t run because of his heart condition. But he is participating in the Ride for HeartKids and has raised over $1000. What a little champion!

Sponsoring a Ride for HeartKids Rider
There are lots of good riders and challenges being undertaken by the Ride for HeartKids team. If you want to throw some money towards a great cause and make a difference to sick Aussie kids then visit their donation portal and find a rider who you reckon is doing a great job and make a donation. No donation is too small and every bit makes a difference.

Saturday’s are always big

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Moto pacing all over Lennox and Ballina.

More reps than I care to remember

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A great ride this morning with hill reps – Fernleigh.

This afternoon swam with the squad.

A little bit of track

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Swim squad this morning and this afternoon was some track work.

Tim Berkel training - running

Heading north then south

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A great day out on the bike with Mitchy along with perfect weather conditions. We rode from Lennox to the Gold Coast and back again. Yeah, big ride with a capital “b”.

Now for the ride. It was long!… did I already say that? On today’s riding tasting menu was 2 x 1 hour TT’s at IM watts.

Easy like a Monday afternoon

swim session

Today is a little easier than the last few.

Heading out for a swim.

Week in review #1, Grant Giles

Here’s the first in a series of weekly reviews of my training sessions from my coach Grant Giles from Aeromax.

Solider down, I repeat, solider down

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Another big day in the saddle with the Aeromax crew with a 200km ride now under the belt. A small run off the bike to finish the day.

We did have a casualty though. Robbo now has a broken clavicle, but you wouldn’t notice by this photo.

Peter Robinson with broken clavicle