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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.

Back training again….

The problem with exercising with your kids is that they just keep training, so just seven days after Ironman Lanzarotte, I’m back in the pool three times a week doing swim squads and riding twice a week (for 2hrs each … Continue reading

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Ironman Lanzarotte – Best Awards Party? yeh right…

I judge an Ironman based on the awards party.  Western Australia holds the title and when talking with event organisers they said get as a late a bus back as possible, as Club Santa rocks.  Well I got a taxi … Continue reading

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you are a f***ing Ironman…

Well what can I say, I thought I was prepared for this race, I thought 10-12hrs per week cycling would be enough and my I was wrong…  I rode the course during the week leading up to the race but … Continue reading

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No going back, gear all in transition…

The organisation is all a little strange here, but on relfection makes perfect sense.  After having your bike/helmet checked you are in T1/T2.  It’s up to you to put your bike and run bag on it’s hook and obviously rack … Continue reading

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All packed and ready to party…

It’s one of the final moments when you have packed your bags and there’s no going back. Double check you have packed everything, seal the bags and just forget about it all.  It’s such a nice sight to see your … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Registered and ready to go…

Got the bus to Club Santa and registered.  One of the most simple and pleasant registrations to date.  And definately one of the best gear bags ever handed out.  It’s only a matter of time before one of my kids … Continue reading

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