Sunday, January 2, 2011



It's the start of a New Year and the start of a new season. I can reflect on 2010 and say 'it was a very good year' then I think about Budapest and say 'well, it could've had a massively better ending'.

I am happy with where I am now. I feel great training. It's refreshing to be back home in Christchurch. On the 19th December, I added in a draft legal shorter than sprint race to my offseason training. I won the 500m swim/15km bike/5km run local event and enjoyed the huge work put in by the Canterbury Triathlon Club to produce an ITU style event.

2011 is a big year. Triathlon New Zealand has named our Olympic Team selection race as the London World Championship Series round in August. And then there are loads more races this season for me to choose from, which I haven't decided on yet. I just know I will be racing a lot when the season starts.

My first change for 2011 is over in France. I am now a member of Poissy Triathlon. My previous club from the last 4 years, Beauvais Triathlon, decided to withdraw from the French Grand Prix Series. It was really unexpected as we had won the competition the past 2 years. My first race for Poissy in the blue and yellow strip will be on the 24th of April in Nice.

Next week, Laurent and I head down to Wanaka up to the Snowfarm. Contrary to it's name, there will be no snow because it's summertime.

Best wishes for the New Year. Forward and up in 2011.