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I did it!
I completed the Ironman on the 12th of June and it was the most incredible experience of my life. The swim (3.8km) was okay, low chop built up, took in a lot of water but treated it like a warm up knowing what was ahead. The ride (180km) was across stunning coast lines, it had some decent hills, but the wind was a real challenge, gruelling grind for some of it feeling like you're going no where battling the wind. I just settled in knowing the task ahead and got through it (it was from Palm Cove to Port Douglas and back twice, and then from Palm Cove into Cairns). The run/marathon (42km) was exhilarating. The crowd along the main streets and bars where electric. It was like you where a celebrity with anyone and everyone seeing your name and screaming for you and cheering you on. The run was in laps and as you got out of the bar scene and big crowds it was a lot tougher with less of a cheer squad and I would crave getting back into the city for another boost of energy from the crowds. Plenty of laughs at the crazy antics. As the night went on and I got to the last 10ish km’s and the last lap the pain really set in. I couldn’t believe how well prepared I was to be able to enjoy it so much - and not limp/crawl through. I faced a few incidents/challenges through the day but after what I had over come to even get to the start, the new heart condition, injuries, on top of balancing the insane training load with the hours/pressures of my career and lack of sleep – nothing mattered anymore. I hit that red carpet to the finishers chute and the tears came. I have never experienced anything like it and the pride was unexplainable. It wasn’t until later that night I found out I finished in 13 hr 38min – 2 hours quicker then I planned/thought I would.
There are no words that will do the Ironman experience justice.
I am officially an Ironman and as the slogan goes ‘anything
My Heart Journey to Ironman
I’ve taken on a challenge to ‘Do it for Heart’!
The goal is to complete a full distance Ironman (3.8km swim - 180km ride - 42km run)
With it being #heartweek2022 and recently discovering my own heart condition (story below), I wanted to use this opportunity to raise awareness that heart conditions can affect anyone.
My goal is to create awareness around Non-Obstructive Coronary Angina and with an aim to raise funds to support heart disease.
Please make a donation today. Every donation, big or small, will help me get closer to my goal.
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Thank you for your support.
Event InformationSunday 12th June
Thank you to my Sponsors
Franny & Steve
Shayne, Katie, Philippa, Georgia & Abigail Berrell