Forecast for Sat May 21st – Cloudy skies 26°c NNE 31kmph winds

The waiting game begins as atheletes finally start talking about the race.  The weather is a concern as we have had thunderstorms and rain all week.  Personally I am more worried about the winds…

Seems the British Bars on the front are starting to advertise the race, here’s an absolute classic…  Brits can watch the Iroman and not miss an episode of “Britains got Talent” – priceless…

It’s during the long waiting game that I must pay tribute to my bike riding buddy Tristan Adams.  He got up 5:30am week in week out with me on a Saturday morning to go for what I usually told him was a quick three hour ride, but in reality was a 5-6hr ride in the Waitakeres or Hunuas.  Ablsolute star for coming back for more each week.


About Lardman

"Lardman" (aka Jose Luis Fowler) is a 45 year old businessman, who runs and owns one of Aucklands premier computer development companies ( Four Acres Limited ) and he is rarely away from his computer desk. "Lardman" is happily married to Sally, his wife of 15 years and they have three children, George (13), Estafana (11) and Prudence (8). Sally is a keen runner herself and is often found pounding the pavements of Mt.Eden having herself ran 3 marathons in the last twelve months. "Lardman" is also the inspiration behind his wife's catering business "Cook at Home Paella" "Lardman" is an Auckland Rugby Referee, so supplements his training running up and down the pitch after Rugby Players. "Lardman" is also currently chairperson of the Eden Park Residents Association so with the RWC2011 and the developments at Eden Park he is kept busy during what little spare time he has. "Lardman" was born in Meriden, England (the heart of England, middle of The Midlands and the furthest point away from the sea) on 7th November 1965 and migrated to New Zealand with his family in December 1999 as has never looked back. The entire family are now NZ citizens and regard New Zealand as their home. "Lardman" had never participated in a Multi-Sport event before and since running a marathon in 1982 had not ran any significant distance, but is nevertheless looks forward to a challenge.
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