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Race Report: IMNZ Taupo 2017

Hi everyone! It’s been a while. I’m going to start by saying this; Ironman Taupo is a bucket list race. If the full distance race sounds daunting, there’s always the less macho option of doing the 70.3. It’s a beautiful town, awesome landscape, good food, hip cafes, friendly people with the much-lauded Kiwi hospitality and […]

Repairing a hole in my wetsuit

This is the 2nd time I’m repairing a hole in my wetsuit. Considering I hardly use it at all, it goes to show how clumsy I am or how delicate wetsuits are. I followed the instructions from the blueseventy website on how to repair tears in wetsuits. It’s pretty straight forward and my first tear […]

DIY float for the terrifying sea swims

I recently used a DIY float for my sea swims in Singapore. I usually do my swims at East Coast Park and sometimes it gets a little choppy, so I thought having a float will help me with my confidence and also make me more visible from afar. I call my float “Xiao Huang” (small […]

Race Report : Ironman Zurich 2013 – Swim

* Race report menu for Ironman Zurich 2013* Quick afterthoughts Race Preparations Swim Bike Run —————————- You could feel the intense anticipation rising in the air as everyone made their way towards Swim Start. The emcee did mention that the swim leg would pose a challenge to many of the participants, especially when it was […]

Secret Tip Legs – Swimming

These series of videos from The Race Club were really helpful in improving my kick, somehow watching people doing it right will have an effect when you go out and try it at the pool yourself. If you have the opportunity, try to get a friend to help video your swimming, it’ll help loads. Propulsion […]

sea swim wednesday

Another successful sea swim session on Wednesday, we even saw an otter swimming around…yikes! Superb weather for goofing around with friends while enjoying the raw-ness of swimming open water; most of us are newbies so it’s always exciting to clock some distance in the sea. We probably did about 2km in that 45mins or so, […]

First wetsuit swim

I bought my wetsuit months ago and have not given it a test so I decided to do an easy swim at East Coast Park at my usual spot. Managed to get a really good deal on Chainreactioncycles for the Blueseventy Helix, it was the previous year’s model and last piece (XS) going at a […]