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Posted: 04 March 2011 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hello Everyone, As many of you would be aware Steve Backhouse had an accident last weekend and cannot compete in New Zealand this weekend as planned. As such several WSTC members are considering IMNZ for 2012. We would love to get a big team together and make this a heap of fun. I will even offer to be the team manager again!

Let us know via this post if your keen!!!!!!!!!!!!


entries will open or or around the 15th March 2011.

Current starters,

Steve backhouse
Scotty Harvey
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Posted: 05 March 2011 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Good luck to all those doing New Zealand this weekend!!
Sorry to hear of your bad luck Steve, last time I saw you you were powering up Falls Creek and looking very Fit.Hope you are back soon.

 
 
Posted: 07 March 2011 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Interested in Ironman New Zealand 2012?
01 Mar 2011


The 2012 event will be held in Taupo on SATURDAY - 3rd MARCH 2012.

Entries will open on MONDAY 15th MARCH at 10am.

Keep an eye on the website for more details as they are confirmed. The 2011 event sold out in 14 days so we advise you enter early to avoid dissapointment at missing out at your chance for Ironman New Zealand.

 
 
Posted: 09 March 2011 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Scott NZ IM was fantastic !!! good on you for putting your hand up for team manager. I think this was one of the best races in terms of atmosphere, people, organisation, holiday etc. Stevie you will love the course and be even more stronger and fitter than you already are, you will eat up the course !!!I will definately be online on Tuesday at 10am to try and get in for next year…Gina.

 
 
Posted: 09 March 2011 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Good on ya Scotty!
IM NZ is definetely a great place to race and a very nice place to visit. I am certainly keen to have a go at No.2 there next year grin

 
 
Posted: 10 March 2011 10:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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I’m in for 2012 - bring it on!

My first IM has to be in my birth country, and I decided after watching my friends Sean and Grant finish last year (2010) that I was doing it in 2012, come hell or high water! Besides, it’s on Sean’s birthday next year, so I have to do it.

The 10am time for entries is NZ time, so that’ll be 8am for us Aussies. And entries open on TUESDAY 15th MARCH - sorry, that’s not Monday!  See http://www.ironman.co.nz/main.cfm?id=5&nid=2003 for details.

Race on Monday, enter NZ on Tuesday…next week is going to be bigger than Ben Hur.

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Posted: 10 March 2011 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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PS Steve - sorry to hear about your accident, that sucks! But, really good to have you on the unstoppable WSTC team for IMNZ 2012!

 
 
Posted: 15 March 2011 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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I’m entered and confirmed!

Yay!

 
 
Posted: 15 March 2011 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Hi Annaleise,
Thats fantastic !! Could you give me a call on 0409173502 or email me on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Gina.

 
 
Posted: 15 March 2011 07:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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I’m locked and loaded - 2012 here we come!

 
 
Posted: 30 July 2011 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Hey all,

Less than ideal news - I’m out of NZ. 

I had an accident at work back in April and found out a couple of weeks ago that I’ve torn 2.5cm of my supraspinatus away from my Humerus.  No, it’s not funny!  Got told on Wednesday that I have to have surgery and will be unable to swim for 4-6 months post surgery, which is tentatively scheduled for September, and doesn’t leave enough time to get my swim volume back up for NZ - it could be March before I even get back in the pool.

I thought I’d just swim and bike the race with one arm but my surgeon talked me out of that because then I’ll stuff the other shoulder. And, I’m not allowed out on my bike either, in case I come off and because it hurts too much when braking and changing gears, and I’m banned from aeros.  So, it’s below the shoulder weights and spin bike and running only for me until like March.

I’m gutted to say the least. But I’m getting over it.

Anyway, I may come over and watch, but I can’t race.

On the plus side, there’s a couple of bits of gear that I’m putting up for sale - a brand new EVA bike pod and my wettie that I’ve only worn twice! See the noticeboard grin

Cheers,
Bish