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Kierans Blog
Author: cfladmin Created: 3/11/2011 3:18 PM
Many of you will know me as part of the software support team for VetlinkSQL and HairlinkSQL. However during my spare time I particate in Triathlons which CFL is generously helping me out with sponsorhip. I got hooked on the sport when I did Ironman NZ in 2009. I only ever intended to do it once but physical and mental challenge that the event brings has got me hooked. If you would like to follow my journey as I train for Ironman, which includes a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42.2km run, check out my blog below.
By cfladmin on 1/31/2012 11:08 AM
Leading up to the Port of Tauranga half Ironman Training had been far from great. The weather had been terrible and subsequently my motivation was low, so getting out the door had been a struggle. I had some optimism though after a good race at the Auckland marathon and because of the rain I had done a little bit more swimming than last year.
By cfladmin on 12/9/2011 11:40 AM

At the end of October I lined up for my third crack at the Auckland marathon with the aim of getting under the 3 hour mark. I went to bed early and woke to my alarm just after 4am. After several minutes of debate with myself over the pros and cons of sleeping in or running the marathon I eventually got up and by the start time at 6am,and a couple of energy drinks later, I was ready to go.

By cfladmin on 5/12/2011 6:05 PM

Just 8 weeks after completing Ironman Nz I was back at the start line of another Ironman in Australia. Backing up from Ironman NZ had been pretty tough, I can definitley now understand why its recommended to have a month of rest after completing an ironman.

By cfladmin on 3/21/2011 3:02 PM

Well the NZ Ironman is done and dusted for another year and despite terrible conditions I managed to put together a pretty good race.

By cfladmin on 3/11/2011 3:30 PM

I'd been eagerly awaiting the tauranga half ironman all summer. After implementing a different training regime this season Taurnaga was going to be a good benchmark to compare myself to last year.

By cfladmin on 3/11/2011 3:25 PM

Well it’s been a couple of months since Ironman NZ so I have had a bit of time to have a rest and think about what I want to do for the coming year.

By cfladmin on 3/11/2011 3:24 PM

My Ironman day begin with the alarm going off at 5am after a surprisingly good nights sleep. My preparation had gone pretty well so i awoke feeling pretty excited and was looking forward to the day. Compared to last year where i didn't sleep and felt nervous about whether i was even going to finish, this was a very good start.

By cfladmin on 3/11/2011 3:23 PM

The Tauranga Half Ironman is one of NZ's premiere triathlon events and this year had sold out within an hour with about 1300 competitors entered to race. This event doubles as the national champs so there was a strong field of elite athletes racing as well.

Recent Blog Entries Minimize
Tauranga Half Ironman 2012
Auckland Marathon 30 Oct 2011
Ironman Australia - 1st May 2011
NZ Ironman - 5 March 2011
Tauranga Half Ironman - 8th Jan 2011
Getting Back in The Groove - 1st May 2010
Ironman New Zealand - 6th March 2010
Tauranga Half Ironman - 09 Jan 2010
Upcoming Events Minimize

Ironman Australia
(1st May 2011)

Ironman New Zealand
(3rd March 2012)

Results 2010 - 2011 Minimize
Ironman Australia 2011  
Swim 00:52:10
T1 00:03:43
Bike 05:10:49
T2 00:03:53
Run 03:41:47
Total 09:52:22

Taupo Ironman 2011  
Swim 00:52:52
T1 00:05:38
Bike 04:59:16
T2 00:03:45
Run 03:32:40
Total 09:34:09

Tauranga Half Ironman 2011
Swim 00:27:11
T1 00:02.35
Bike 02:20:12
T2 00:01:54
Run 01:26:54
Total 04:18:46 
Taupo Ironman 2010  
Swim 00:51:19
T1 00:05:32
Bike 05:09:18
T2 00:03:38
Run 03:46:06
Total 09:55:55
Tauranga Half Ironman 2010  
Swim 00:27:41
T1 00:01:53
Bike 02:22:39
T2 00:02:05
Run 01:28:15
Total 04:22:33 

Results 2008 - 2009 Minimize
Taupo Half Ironman 2009  
Swim 00:28:16
Bike 02:44:01
Run 01:27:19
Total 04:39:36
Auckland Marathon 2009
Taupo Ironman 2009  
Swim 00:54:43
T1 00:07:53
Bike 05:18:42
T2 00:04:16
Run 03:50:47
Total 10:16:24

Taupo Half Ironman 2008  
Swim 00:28:48
Bike 02:41:13
Run 01:42:23
Total 04:52:24
Auckland Marathon 2008