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6 days ago

Gary Wilmot

Oops. Almost forgot the bling 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Oops. Almost forgot the bling 😊

 

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Good bit of colourful bling 😀

That’s a nice one!

Nice bling!! Well deserved!

Nice bling !!

6 days ago

Gary Wilmot

And remember children, you must maintain hydration after an event as well as before. 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

And remember children, you must maintain hydration after an event as well as before. 😉

 

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sounds like a good idea make mine a wine spritzer xx cheers

Enjoy

6 days ago

Gary Wilmot

So a bit of a recap... The event was great, @geraldton_triclub really did themselves proud.

Water conditions were pretty calm but a strongish current, some swell and seaweed all made for some minor challenges lol.

As is my current approach, I broke the swim up with breast stroke (or as I look at it, the swim equivalent of a walk break) but I did put together longer spells of free style - the equivalent of increasing the run part of run/walk - so definitely progress.

Bike was a single 20km out and back on open roads - probably very similar to Busselton in terms of flatness - with a particularly long straight stretch that went on forever lol. Marshals at roundabouts did an amazing job letting you know it was safe to cross, turn etc.

Lots of work needed to get the pace up to 26 km/h -
my #ironman goal - I did hold that pace for a while on the way out, but 21-23 was more common on way back. Was a pretty solid ride.

At the start of the run, a bottle of icy cold water on the aid station was soooo appreciated. As were the lollies at the 2.4km mark, and the showers along the run course lol.

The run course is mostly on the newly re-developed Beresford foreshore, with wide paths, water fountains and showers you can use to cool your head. You run not far at all from the ocean and get some great views.

It was a pretty steady run/walk that saw me get under 50 minutes (for the run leg) for the first time in a Sprint tri this year. I was very happy with that!

As well as all the wonderful vollies, the Geraldton Tri Club is a very friendly group, and there was a ton of support from others on the run, on the bike and even the swim.

Total time was just over 2:25 and about 4 minutes quicker than at Coogee.

All in all it was well worth the 460km drive north, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be back 🙂 Thank you Geraldton
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So a bit of a recap... The event was great, @geraldton_triclub really did themselves proud.

Water conditions were pretty calm but a strongish current, some swell and seaweed all made for some minor challenges lol. 

As is my current approach, I broke the swim up with breast stroke (or as I look at it, the swim equivalent of a walk break) but I did put together longer spells of free style - the equivalent of increasing the run part of run/walk - so definitely progress.

Bike was a single 20km out and back  on open roads - probably very similar to Busselton in terms of flatness - with a particularly long straight stretch that went on forever lol. Marshals at roundabouts did an amazing job letting you know it was safe to cross, turn etc. 

Lots of work needed to get the pace up to 26 km/h -
my #ironman goal - I did hold that pace for a while on the way out, but 21-23 was more common on way back. Was a pretty solid ride.

At the start of the run, a bottle of icy cold water on the aid station was soooo appreciated. As were the lollies at the 2.4km mark, and the showers along the run course lol.

The run course is mostly on the newly re-developed Beresford foreshore, with wide paths, water fountains and showers you can use to cool your head. You run not far at all from the ocean and get some great views.

It was a pretty steady run/walk that saw me get under 50 minutes (for the run leg) for the first time in a Sprint tri this year. I was very happy with that!

As well as all the wonderful vollies, the Geraldton Tri Club is a very friendly group, and there was a ton of support from others on the run, on the bike and even the swim.

Total time was just over 2:25 and about 4 minutes quicker than at Coogee.

All in all it was well worth the 460km drive north, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be back 🙂 Thank you Geraldton

 

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Well Done Gaz so proud

Awesome work Gary!

Well done again Gary!

6 days ago

Gary Wilmot

some awesome photos taken at Geraldton Triathlon today. Evidence that I really do #swimbikerun 😜 thanks @geraldton_triclub it was a brilliant event @perthtriclub #ptcrepresenting ... See MoreSee Less

some awesome photos taken at Geraldton Triathlon today. Evidence that I really do #swimbikerun 😜 thanks @geraldton_triclub it was a brilliant event @perthtriclub #ptcrepresenting

 

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Congratulations Gary. Keep it up 😁👍👌🤗

Looking good mate

That's a good photo of you love xx doing your best as normal 💖💖💖💖💖

Where is your cape super Gaz

Well done Gary.

Well done Gary!

Congrats!!

👏👏👏

Great job

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6 days ago

Gary Wilmot

A @run_down_under update... after an epic weekend in Geraldton, there’s just under 70km to go. RDU currently estimating April 23rd, however I’m deliberately pacing things so the actual finish will occur during the Light Horse Ultra on April 27th, in the company of some of the craziest and bestest people I know. #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #heartsacrossaustralia @heartsacrossaustralia @ultraserieswa ... See MoreSee Less

A @run_down_under update... after an epic weekend in Geraldton, there’s just under 70km to go. RDU currently estimating April 23rd, however I’m deliberately pacing things so the actual finish will occur during the Light Horse Ultra on April 27th, in the company of some of the craziest and bestest people I know. #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #heartsacrossaustralia @heartsacrossaustralia @ultraserieswa

 

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So pleased you're pulling back on the reins...so I can be there to see you finish 👏👏😍😍

Run backwards Gaz doesn’t that take km’s off

Orrrr you could just run without strava 😱🤪

You left your keys 200 km back mate you might need to run back and grab them that should fix the problem 😂

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6 days ago

Gary Wilmot

Beautiful location, great course, fantastically friendly tri club - and I believe about another 4 minutes off my 2019 sprint distance time! @geraldton_triclub @perthtriclub #ptcrepresent #ptcaccountability #swimbikerun #dontdrowndontcrashdontdie #trilife #geraldton @ St Georges Beach, Geraldton ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful location, great course, fantastically friendly tri club - and I believe about another 4 minutes off my 2019 sprint distance time! @geraldton_triclub @perthtriclub #ptcrepresent #ptcaccountability #swimbikerun #dontdrowndontcrashdontdie #trilife #geraldton @ St Georges Beach, GeraldtonImage attachment

 

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Well Done Gazza be down at light horse to see you

6 days ago

Gary Wilmot

Starting to take shape now. Good work @geraldton_triclub ... See MoreSee Less

Starting to take shape now. Good work @geraldton_triclub

6 days ago

Gary Wilmot

That time when... you’re used to driving to an event, and your usual morning routine doesn’t quite work. Short bike ride to the world’a emptiest transition area.... nice short run off the beach and a quality mat to run on too! #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #ptcrepresent #geraldton #trilife #adventureoclock #timetotri @perthtriclub @geraldton_triclub @ St Georges Beach, Geraldton ... See MoreSee Less

That time when... you’re used to driving to an event, and your usual morning routine doesn’t quite work. Short bike ride to the world’a emptiest transition area.... nice short run off the beach and a quality mat to run on too! #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #ptcrepresent #geraldton #trilife #adventureoclock #timetotri @perthtriclub @geraldton_triclub  @ St Georges Beach, GeraldtonImage attachment

7 days ago

Gary Wilmot

Well I’ve found where I need to be tomorrow morning. Run course seems pretty flat, apparently the bike course is too. Not sure the ocean will be, but looking forward to being part of the Geraldton Triathlon tomorrow @benjaminfreer @geraldton_triclub @perthtriclub #ptcrepresent ... See MoreSee Less

Well I’ve found where I need to be tomorrow morning. Run course seems pretty flat, apparently the bike course is too. Not sure the ocean will be, but looking forward to being part of the Geraldton Triathlon tomorrow @benjaminfreer @geraldton_triclub @perthtriclub #ptcrepresent

 

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Have a fabulous time Gaz x

Good luck. Have fun. <3

have an awesome race Gary

Enjoy 😃

1 week ago

Gary Wilmot

It’s important to maintain hydration in the lead up to an event.... #ptcaccountability #trilife #geraldton #longdrive #geraldtonhasgrown #willprobablysleepwell #accommodationis600mfromevent #winning ... See MoreSee Less

It’s important to maintain hydration in the lead up to an event.... #ptcaccountability #trilife #geraldton #longdrive #geraldtonhasgrown #willprobablysleepwell #accommodationis600mfromevent #winning

 

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It's that the front bar if the Freemasons?

Shoulda had Guinness #ironlife

1 week ago

Gary Wilmot

That feeling when.. you’re youngest has put together a PowerPoint presentation for a school project, based around a United Legend #prouddadmoment #olesatthewheel #manchesterunited ... See MoreSee Less

That feeling when.. you’re youngest has put together a PowerPoint presentation for a school project, based around a United Legend #prouddadmoment #olesatthewheel #manchesterunited

 

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Clever young man, so proud of him and his father 🤗

Are you going to see Man U here

Frodo Baggins ?

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

So i previously explained to my son the concept of “T3”, an expression sometimes used to describe hitting the cafe or bar after a triathlon. I said it wasn’t the only sport - for example, golfers will talk about the 19th hole in a similar manner. On Saturday, as we walked away from parkrun and discussed what we would have to eat, he said “parkrun has kilometre 6” PMSL. LOVE IT 🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

So i previously explained to my son the concept of “T3”, an expression sometimes used to describe hitting the cafe or bar after a triathlon. I said it wasn’t the only sport - for example, golfers will talk about the 19th hole in a similar manner. On Saturday, as we walked away from parkrun and discussed what we would have to eat, he said “parkrun has kilometre 6” PMSL. LOVE IT 🤣

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Wasn’t sure how I was going to clock up the scheduled 6.5km but it ended up as about 1km warm-up, between 8 and 10 shortish intervals, and a recovery walk/run back. I took advantage of a couple of downhills on the way back to squeeze in a couple more short bursts.

Overall, a great session.

#nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lifestylereboot #ironmantraining #marathontraining #goldcoastmarathon #running #letsgohoka #timetofly #baldivis @hokaoneoneaustralia @gcmarathon @heartsacrossaustralia
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Wasn’t sure how I was going to clock up the scheduled 6.5km but it ended up as about 1km warm-up, between 8 and 10 shortish intervals, and a recovery walk/run back. I took advantage of a couple of downhills on the way back to squeeze in a couple more short bursts. 

Overall, a great session. 

#nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lifestylereboot #ironmantraining #marathontraining #goldcoastmarathon #running #letsgohoka #timetofly #baldivis @hokaoneoneaustralia @gcmarathon @heartsacrossaustralia

 

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Well Done Gaz

I only go down Nairn...😂😂😂 ..well done Gaz

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Thanks to @ironglamma I get to show you all what a lean, mean aerodynamic cycling machine looks like 😜 #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #trilife #triathlon #ironmantraining #swimbikerun #dontdrowndontcrashdontdie #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to @ironglamma I get to show you all what a lean, mean aerodynamic cycling machine looks like 😜 #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #trilife #triathlon #ironmantraining #swimbikerun #dontdrowndontcrashdontdie #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub

 

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You look like a triathlete to me Gaz.

Super sonic son 👏👏👏 💯 xx

Great job Gary ! You’re doing it !

Go you good thing

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

So, my second sprint tri since getting back into it, and I took 12 minutes off the time recorded at Mullaloo. Swim conditions were certainly calmer and fewer hills on the bike course, but whatever the reason, I’ll take 6 minutes off the time for each any day! Also 1 minute off the run time, but “used” that with a slightly slower transition 😜

I felt in better condition when I finished and even managed a strong finish down the finishing chute.

Progress is always welcome - now to chill out and look forward to Geraldton next weekend! #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #trilife #triathlon #ironmantraining #timetotri @perthtriclub #ptcaccountability #marathontraining @gcmarathon
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So, my second sprint tri since getting back into it, and I took 12 minutes off the time recorded at Mullaloo. Swim conditions were certainly calmer and fewer hills on the bike course, but whatever the reason, I’ll take 6 minutes off the time for each any day! Also 1 minute off the run time, but “used” that with a slightly slower transition 😜

I felt in better condition when I finished and even managed a strong finish down the finishing chute. 

Progress is always welcome - now to chill out and look forward to Geraldton next weekend! #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #trilife #triathlon #ironmantraining #timetotri @perthtriclub #ptcaccountability #marathontraining @gcmarathon

 

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That's awesome love well done, plus no. Jellyfish 👍 xxx

Brilliant run...wooohooo👏👏👏

What’s a sprint distance?

Nice work Gary! X

Less stingers too I hope!

awesome job Gary Wilmot

Nicely done 👏🏻👏🏻

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2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Perfect conditions at Dawesville #parkrun this morning. Enjoyed a good walk with my son, with lots of fun and laughter along the way, and kept the body moving with minimal impact on the legs ahead of tomorrow’s sprint triathlon at Coogee Beach. Also had the pleasure of surprising a parkrun Event Director with a plaque commemorating over one year’s service. #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #loveparkrun ... See MoreSee Less

Perfect conditions at Dawesville #parkrun this morning. Enjoyed a good walk with my son, with lots of fun and laughter along the way, and kept the body moving with minimal impact on the legs ahead of tomorrow’s sprint triathlon at Coogee Beach. Also had the pleasure of surprising a parkrun Event Director with a plaque commemorating over one year’s service. #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #loveparkrun

 

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Are you allowed to walk in park runs or is it just running?

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Great session with the @perthtriclub coaches - 8 x 100m followed by 10 x 50m, and a 100m cool down. Total slightly higher than what GPS captured. Good endurance session, the post-session feeling mostly “tired” lol. #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #trilife #triathlon #swimbikerun #dontdrowndontcrashdontdie #timetotri #ptcaccountability @hbf_stadium ... See MoreSee Less

Great session with the @perthtriclub coaches - 8 x 100m followed by 10 x 50m, and a 100m cool down. Total slightly higher than what GPS captured. Good endurance session, the post-session feeling mostly “tired” lol. #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #trilife #triathlon #swimbikerun #dontdrowndontcrashdontdie #timetotri #ptcaccountability @hbf_stadium

 

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Look at that smile coming through well Done Gazza

A good photo of you Xx glad everything is going well xx

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

That moment when... your 6.5km easy pace run becomes #NumberOfTheBeastMode #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #running #marathontraining #goldcoastmarathon #timetofly #letsgohoka #baldivis #heartsacrossaustralia @gcmarathon @hokaoneoneaustralia @heartsacrossaustralia ... See MoreSee Less

That moment when... your 6.5km easy pace run becomes #NumberOfTheBeastMode #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #running #marathontraining #goldcoastmarathon #timetofly #letsgohoka #baldivis #heartsacrossaustralia @gcmarathon @hokaoneoneaustralia @heartsacrossaustralia

 

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👏👏

🤘🤘🤘

3 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

April - actually taken on the second because I forgot... not sure what is visibly showing, but a few months of consistent training have certainly helped things head in the right direction fitness-wise, endurance-wise and feeling good. Some work to be done on the food front, but getting there 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

April - actually taken on the second because I forgot...  not sure what is visibly showing, but a few months of consistent training have certainly helped things head in the right direction fitness-wise, endurance-wise and feeling good. Some work to be done on the food front, but getting there 😊

 

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This photo was taken after an early morning 6.5km run. Feeling tired and not looking happy lol

Smile ya grump 😂Well Done on your fitness mate

Brilliant 😃

3 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Nice steady 6.5km keeping heart rate in the aerobic zone. Ran the whole way, which is great from an endurance and body strength perspective. #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #goldcoastmarathon #training #running #marathontraining #heartsacrossaustralia @hokaoneoneaustralia @run_down_under @gcmarathon ... See MoreSee Less

Nice steady 6.5km keeping heart rate in the aerobic zone. Ran the whole way, which is great from an endurance and body strength perspective. #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #goldcoastmarathon #training #running #marathontraining #heartsacrossaustralia @hokaoneoneaustralia @run_down_under @gcmarathon

3 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Kian’s first swim in the Coogee Shark Net... he loved it, after taking so long to agree to come for a swim with me, he loved it. Then he started screaming and I knew what had happened. Guess it’ll be a few more years before he comes for a swim again 😳😜 ... See MoreSee Less

Kian’s first swim in the Coogee Shark Net... he loved it, after taking so long to agree to come for a swim with me, he loved it. Then he started screaming and I knew what had happened. Guess it’ll be a few more years before he comes for a swim again 😳😜

 

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Incidentally - by the time he had eaten his lunch, all was more or less forgotten. He’s spent the afternoon riding his bike with a friend lol

Always check the hi tide line when wind is from N.E.Poor kid.

what got him?

I copped a couple today myself. Painful

How unfortunate!

Ouch

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3 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Happened to end up looking at a couple of old videos tonight... now I know that a lot of my friends, supporters and followers have got some great goals. Many are looking at 100km, 100 mile or even 200 mile events. So I will re-post this one, which gives a few thoughts about the attitude, mindset and approach needed.

As I build towards a marathon, and then on to an Ironman this year, it was very interesting to look back and hear my own words!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S2bRF8Eua4Feeling good, feeling strong, feeling determined :) #HAA2015 #NMMFG http://GoFundMe.com/HAA2015 http://HeartsAcrossAustralia.com
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3 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Miscalculation!! The yellow highlighted cells are the last two runs for this week, then weekly totals for next 3 weeks. I need all these kms to get me to the @run_down_under finish line. A week AFTER Geraldton Tri. I may switch things a bit so I get the final kms at the Light Horse Ultra on 27th and celebrate with the @ultraserieswa tribe 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Miscalculation!! The yellow highlighted cells are the last two runs for this week, then weekly totals for next 3 weeks. I need all these kms to get me to the @run_down_under finish line. A week AFTER Geraldton Tri. I may switch things a bit so I get the final kms at the Light Horse Ultra on 27th and celebrate with the @ultraserieswa tribe 😊

 

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Be awesome to see you finish at lighthorse...🥰

I’m doing the HBF 4km walk 😁

Onya Gary 😃😃

3 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

So with about 135km to go, it’s looking likely that I’ll complete my virtual lap of Australia on the run leg of Geraldton Triathlon.

Might be a relatively quiet finale 😊

@run_down_under #runaroundaustralia #heartsacrossaustralia #virtualrun #notallvirtual #madeamealofthelastbit
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So with about 135km to go, it’s looking likely that I’ll complete my virtual lap of Australia on the run leg of Geraldton Triathlon.

Might be a relatively quiet finale 😊

@run_down_under #runaroundaustralia #heartsacrossaustralia #virtualrun #notallvirtual #madeamealofthelastbit

 

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We will see if we can get some members there to cheer you home mate!

Such a fantastic achievement Gary.

Awesome 😎

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