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Welfare Reforms

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What do you make of the new Welfare Reforms and how are they effecting you and your whanau?


Intro and Week 8 update

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kia Ora Whanau,

This is my first post of many where I will try to give whanau an idea of what it takes to train for an event. Now i have chosen one of the most gruelling events to complete in Ironman but whether it is a half marathon, 40km cycle, harbour crossing or whatever you dream of doing anything is possible.

In January of 2011 I was over weight, not motivated and just really unhappy with myself. Waipareira started a regular training group that i decided to join and in that whanau environment I learnt alot about what I could achieve.  During these sessions we were encouraged to set goals to try and achieve and for some reason I decided I would do a half ironman which involves a 2km swim, a 90km cycle and a 21km run to cap it off.

Once I decided what I would aim for I needed to get the right support and advice on how to train for this event and this is where I connected with the Waitakere Triathlon and Multisport Club. I was lucky enough to meet people like Andrew Sylvester and Ben Chidgey who supported and trained me for this event. I attended Iron Maori 2011 and completed the event in under 6 hours which was totally awesome as my goal was 6hrs30mins. The whole experience was awesome and the 14 weeks training towards the event helped me learn alot about what I could achieve.

This time around I have decided to tackle Ironman 2013 which involves a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42km run. I will endevour to post each week comments on how I feel and really talk about some of the things I experience during training. I really want whanau to see that there are ups and downs but that you can achieve anything.

I am now 8 weeks into my approx 25 week training schedule. Week eight has not gone well. I have had a tummy bug all week and have not been able to train and this was to be a big week (18hr training week). This is an example of the not so good things that can happen during training. I am one of those people who doesnt miss any training session so i am very dissapointed about what is happening. however I am still a few weeks away so i need to stay positive and get my body right.

Thats it for now whanau. Next week will\ be more helpful as I can comment on my thoughts about my training. So until then go hard and safe training.

Mauri Ora Karl  


Kaimahi fronts up to the challenge!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Karl Snowden, one of our kaimahi, will be blogging about his preparation and the build up to Ironman 2013!

He'll be keeping you up to date on training, diet and the challenges ahead.

Keep an eye out for future updates!

Chur to the chur Karl :)