November 9, 2019

Morpeth, NSW, population 1403, situated on the banks of the Hunter River and home to the Maitland triathlon; a race as honest as any you’ll find, with nowhere to hide.

The distance? Unsuitable. 2km swim/60km bike/15km run.

The weather? Sunny, heading for about 26 or...

April 13, 2019

St. Kilda, Victoria, the home of two of Australia’s most notable clowns; Luna Park and Shane Warne. A suburb where I almost certainly wouldn’t want to live, but a place that I love to race.

A half-distance PB in 2018 on this course had left me with pleasant memories of...

February 17, 2019

Geelong, a city I’d only ever driven through on the way to Bell’s Beach. My total
knowledge of the place was that it has a ferris wheel. When putting together a
rough race calendar I threw this race in as a very big maybe, thinking I’d be lucky
to be injury-free let al...

February 9, 2019

Nowra, on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, originally inhabited by the Wodi-
Wodi tribe, is possibly best known for producing the racehorse, Archer. For
those that don’t know, Archer won the first two Melbourne Cups and historians
will tell you that he was robbed of...

July 15, 2018

“To travel is to live.” - Hans Christian Anderson.

Never a truer word has been spoken and, for me, this trip was to the birthplace of the man who uttered those words; Odense, Fyn, Denmark.

The city is completely engulfed by the indelible mark that Anderson has left,...

April 22, 2018

St. Kilda, a suburb named after the schooner of Sir Thomas Acland (Lady of St. Kilda), ironically also a place where beers are not usually drunk from schooners, provides the hub for Challenge Melbourne. The race would be my fourth race around the half-distance, with He...

October 23, 2016

Nepean Triathlon is Australia’s oldest. In 2016 the race celebrated its 35 th

anniversary, it was my second appearance at the same venue.

The race marked exactly one year since I had decided it was time to get a

coach and, thus, had been under the tutelage of Nathan. I th...

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