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IRONMAN African Championship 2018Race ReportGavin Bell The IRONMAN African Championship held in Port Elizabeth on the 15th April 2018 was the 3rd full Ironman I had competed in. This time round I found that I had gone through a lot more of an emotional journey with having to fight off feelings of doubt, incredible lack of motivation at times, wondering what on earth was I thinking for doing 3 insane distances in one day, learning to curb my anger in the swimming pool, and there were those times of sheer bliss where everything was going well. Luckily 10 days before...

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Race Report – IRONMAN 70.3 DubaiGavin Bell - Race #4052 February 2018 Two years ago a friend said I should join her at Ironman 70.3 Dubai. My immediate response was that she must be crazy, and totally out of her mind. After all, who would want to go to Dubai…it’s hot…it’s in a desert…and it must be as boring as hell.  It was anything but that. Ironman 70.3 Dubai was held on the 2nd of Feb, which is the ideal time to have a race there, as it is their winter. The ambient temperature was 20°C for race day, with...

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Race Report – IRONMAN African ChampionshipGavin Bell - Race #1180 2 April 2017 They say it’s all about the journey; it’s about patience, believing in the program and allowing it all to come together on race day.  This was my 2nd IRONMAN, and it exposed me to a whole new way of training compared to my first IRONMAN in 2015 when I had my own time, being able to wake up at a normal time of 7h00 and start training at 9h00 was certainly the more civilised way to train.  2017 on the otherhand brought a whole new dimension and...

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The #OrcaPod is an exclusive group of people that we want to work with, and as such is something that each member is proud of.  Pod members uphold all the principals and values that have made Orca and Fluidlines what it is today.Each member has met important requirements in order to be a part of the exclusive #OrcaPod family. Chanel Hannah Dylan Janos     Iain Mc Gregor   Wane Rossouw  Natalie Tissink Bradley Weiss Donovan van Gelder Richard Wright Michelle Enslin Gavin Bell Paul Valstar Rohan Kennedy Jamie Riddle  Lieuwe Boonstra Paul Kaye Kristian Fesel David Bellairs Gareth Harrington  

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The much anticipated Jailbreak triathlon was held at the Slanghoek, Breedeland Cellar, an awesome venue that must be rated as one of the most beautiful locations for a triathlon.  To be surrounded by mountains and vineyards certainly makes for a beautifully picturesque triathlon. My goal was to go as hard as I can in all of the disciplines, I’ve never really pushed myself as I like to be comfortable in my race, however, this time round I was getting used to being comfortably uncomfortable – especially on the run.  The swim was comprised of two loops in the dam with...

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