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Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 8 – Winds into Wellington

Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 8 – Winds into Wellington

The last day on the North island and appropriately for a trip to Wellington it was windy. The threat of gales was such that we had to get on the bikes early to have a decent chance of making it over the Rimutakas. We rolled out of Masterton at about 7:30 in the morning and […]


Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 7 – The Big Pull

Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 7 – The Big Pull

I had no idea how today would pan out when I woke. I still felt pretty tired when I woke so wasn’t too optimistic about the bike ride ahead. Before I got to that there was a run to the pool, a swim and a run back to get done. The run felt surprisingly good. […]


Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 6 – Blowing a Gale

Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 6 – Blowing a Gale

I’m definitely feeling it now. Six days in and I’d say I’m tired. There’s still nine more days to get through too. I’m sticking to my aim of swimming and running everyday where it’s possible. With that in mind it was an early van trip back down to lake Taupo for a quick 3K swim. […]


Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 5 – Keeping it Rolling

Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 5 – Keeping it Rolling

When I woke this morning I actually felt okay which four days into Camp is pretty good going. That said I could still have used more than the eight hours sleep I’d managed. Maybe an entire day would be enough. I decided to roll out a little early with Rob Quantrell. There was no KOM […]


Epic Camp New Zealand Day 4 – Recovery through Racing

Epic Camp New Zealand Day 4 – Recovery through Racing

Today was about recovery and taking it easier. My left leg has been pretty tight and the ankle is particularly sore. It started with a lie in. Relatively speaking. I slept the best I have so far on camp, straight through till 6:20. No worrying about sneaking in earlier workouts for extra points. It felt […]


Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 3 – Kiwi Rollers and Sea Breezes

Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 3 – Kiwi Rollers and Sea Breezes

That was a tough day out there. Despite spending most of the time on other peoples wheels there was no easy riding. Constant ups and downs and changes of pace. All the time the main focus being stay on the wheel you’ll go faster with the group! Things started early this morning. Up at 5:30 […]


Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 2 – Steady Riding

Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 2 – Steady Riding

I was definitely feeling the affects of some hard racing when I woke this morning. I’d not slept too well, having bizarre dreams involving my homestay in Oz last year. Despite that I dragged myself out of bed for a 10K run to get my first points of the day. A small group of us […]


Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 1 – One Down Fourteen to Go

Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 Day 1 – One Down Fourteen to Go

So Epic Camp has now officially started. The first day is in the bag leaving just fourteen more to go. Not sure if it’s a good sign to be counting down so early! We drove up to Cape Reinga this morning, another hour on a coach and more rolling hills. Given we all knew we’d […]


Epic Ideas

Epic Ideas

One more day till Epic Camp New Zealand 2010 officially starts. I’ve arrived in Auckland a day early as I like the extra time to settle in. Time to relax, catch up with friends and get to know some of the new guys. All rounded off with a superb buffet dinner especially pleasing as I […]


Epic Camp Epilogue

Epic Camp Epilogue

I’m back in the warmth of the Gold Coast, though can’t claim it to be sunny right now. Looks like high humidity, heat and rain are on the cards for the next few days. The pain in my side has changed which I’m hoping in terms of recovery is a good thing because at the […]