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1 day ago

Gary Wilmot

Survived the pool - about an hour and just under 1km of swimming. Lots of use of snorkel, fins, paddles and kickboard - lots of great coaching from Anne and nice to meet our other coach Jamie. Time for a snooze at the office... #ptcaccountability #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #trilife #accidentalironman #swimbikerun @perthtriclub ... See MoreSee Less

Survived the pool - about an hour and just under 1km of swimming. Lots of use of snorkel, fins, paddles and kickboard - lots of great coaching from Anne and nice to meet our other coach Jamie. Time for a snooze at the office... #ptcaccountability #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #trilife #accidentalironman #swimbikerun @perthtriclub

1 day ago

Gary Wilmot

Is it possible to sleep-swim? 😜 #ptcaccountability #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #timetotri #trilife ... See MoreSee Less

Is it possible to sleep-swim? 😜 #ptcaccountability #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #timetotri #trilife

 

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Try sleeping with half your brain only like a dolphin. I know you can do it Gaz coz you were doing it when you signed up for IM 🥴🤪

lol what time is it?

3 days ago

Gary Wilmot

Anything is possible - including registration for the wrong event... better start training lol

youtu.be/qjxxYoL7nSUIRONMAN is a statement of excellence, passion, commitment. It is a test of physical toughness and mental strength. IRONMAN is about persevering, enduring and...
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Yes. Still giggling.

3 days ago

Gary Wilmot

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True story 😜

 

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You might say that, I couldn’t possibly comment

3 days ago

Gary Wilmot

So apparently “Dear Gary Wilmot;
Congratulations ! You are now registered for the 2019 IRONMAN Western Australia” doesn’t mean I registered for the 70.3 event.

My mistake was detected this morning while discussing the seemingly outrageous price increases for 70.3.

Turns out that I somehow managed to sign up for the wrong event. Was clearly tired / not thinking straight.

Choices now are:

1. See if I can rectify the mistake and get the registration switched to the 70.3 event
2. Defer entry to IM 2020 - which I intended to take part in if all went well with the 70.3
3. Take this as a sign that, as originally planned last year, I am destined to end the year of my 50th birthday with the words “you are an Ironman” ringing in my ears.

Can you guess which option I am leaning towards?...
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So apparently “Dear Gary Wilmot;
Congratulations ! You are now registered for the 2019 IRONMAN Western Australia” doesn’t mean I registered for the 70.3 event. 

My mistake was detected this morning while discussing the seemingly outrageous price increases for 70.3.

Turns out that I somehow managed to sign up for the wrong event. Was clearly tired / not thinking straight. 

Choices now are:

1. See if I can rectify the mistake and get the registration switched to the 70.3 event 
2. Defer entry to IM 2020 - which I intended to take part in if all went well with the 70.3
3. Take this as a sign that, as originally planned last year, I am destined to end the year of my 50th birthday with the words “you are an Ironman” ringing in my ears.

Can you guess which option I am leaning towards?...

 

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Well it seems doable? LOL https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a23460129/i-did-an-ironman-with-no-training

Option number 3 of course! Or in your wise words 'JFDI' 😂

4. Head to the Winchester, have a pint and wait for the whole thing to blow over

Go for the IM, it must be a sign

Oh yay you !! 👏👏👏Or holy heck ??? 😯😯😯.. Either way I know you will have a great time...and I'll be there to cheer you on 👏👏👏

Because it’s so far out they will most likely be happy to amend your entry!

Whoops

DO IT GARY!!!!! Nick Cook has done two now and let me tell you the moment I heard ' Nick Cook...you are an Ironman' I burst into tears with pride, relief, and it was then I knew that all the training , pain for him and my frustration of listening to moans and groans and a lack of seeing my husband for 6 months....was all worth it!!!! An amazing feeling!!!!! Xxx

You have plenty of time to train. I say go for it! After completing Ironman Cairns a few years ago (with most people saying I'd never be able to) I am proof that anyone can do it if you believe in yourself. Can't wait to see you cross the line! Just believe in yourself.. that's the hard part!

Hey Clinton, looks like dumbass here has backed out of doing the Dec 70.3 with us.

Classic Go hard or go home I suppose 😂 I got out of 70.3 by falling pregnant but may be a bit more difficult for you 😂

Signed up for the wrong event 😉

If I had to guess, I reckon the craziest option ;)

It’s definitely a sign! I did mine on 4 weeks training (won an entry). We already know how determined you are- you can totally do it!

That’s how I be spending my birthday 😂

Brilliant.

You rock Gary 👍👍

It's a sign Gary , do it!

Gary to burst your bubble But you have said yourself that you are not Fit. Change your date to next year as you will be a complete nutter and everything else to do it this year. Think of your children!!!! You told me yourself when that man Died Fter running the London marathon that a lot of people are not Fit enough with no real training. Listen to your own advice train be fit and do it safely. Please Gary don't be a complete idiot. We don't want anything to happen to you from all your loving family xx

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3 days ago

Gary Wilmot

Back in the ocean for the first time in a while. Didn’t do much apart from a bit of splashing about, some short swims and just getting used to it all again #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #timetotri #trilife #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub ... See MoreSee Less

Back in the ocean for the first time in a while. Didn’t do much apart from a bit of splashing about, some short swims and just getting used to it all again #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #timetotri #trilife #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub

3 days ago

Gary Wilmot

That moment when you discover why the price of the 70.3 has apparently gone up so drastically... the few members of @perthtriclub present at that moment will no doubt confirm that the colour drained from skin... ... See MoreSee Less

That moment when you discover why the price of the 70.3 has apparently gone up so drastically... the few members of @perthtriclub present at that moment will no doubt confirm that the colour drained from skin...

4 days ago

Gary Wilmot

last night’s inner tube replacement operation was successful and I enjoyed just under an hour of reacquainting myself with the undulating roads of Kings Park 😊 #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #timetotri #trilife #swimriderun ... See MoreSee Less

last night’s inner tube replacement operation was successful and I enjoyed just under an hour of reacquainting myself with the undulating roads of Kings Park 😊 #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #timetotri #trilife #swimriderun

 

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You must be due to finish Run Down Under soon Gary!?

5 days ago

Gary Wilmot

How to prepare for a good relaxing sleep ahead of a morning ride with your tri club... check bike, notice flat, change inner tube... ah yes, bike riding and bike ownership, it’s all coming back to me now! #trilife #runningshoesdontdothis #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub ... See MoreSee Less

How to prepare for a good relaxing sleep ahead of a morning ride with your tri club... check bike, notice flat, change inner tube... ah yes, bike riding and bike ownership, it’s all coming back to me now! #trilife #runningshoesdontdothis #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub

1 week ago

Gary Wilmot

Just registered for this - when asked for “your story” I wrote this... 70.3 and eventually a full IM is the perfect goal for me to get my health and fitness back on track. Back in 2012-13 I lost about 30kg after quitting smoking, adopting a healthier lifestyle and setting a marathon as my goal.

Achieving that was amazing, and sent me chasing so many goals, and ultimately saw me walk across Australia from Perth to Brisbane.

Since getting back, I’ve struggled to get back to running properly and have seen my weight go back to previous levels. My fitness and mindset are worlds apart from where I was originally, but I need to get so much else back on track.

THIS is my motivation!

#goals #triathlon #roadtobusso #seventypointthree #halfironman #timetotri #nmmfg #makelifeamazing
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Just registered for this - when asked for “your story” I wrote this... 70.3 and eventually a full IM is the perfect goal for me to get my health and fitness back on track. Back in 2012-13 I lost about 30kg after quitting smoking, adopting a healthier lifestyle and setting a marathon as my goal.

Achieving that was amazing, and sent me chasing so many goals, and ultimately saw me walk across Australia from Perth to Brisbane. 

Since getting back, I’ve struggled to get back to running properly and have seen my weight go back to previous levels. My fitness and mindset are worlds apart from where I was originally, but I need to get so much else back on track. 

THIS is my motivation!

#goals #triathlon #roadtobusso #seventypointthree #halfironman #timetotri #nmmfg #makelifeamazing

 

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Well done. 70.3 are great fun

Awesome!! I'll be there to cheer you on 👏👏👏

Best of luck!!

You CAN do this Gary. Good for you xx

You have the determination and guts to do this love but just make sure you look after yourself take advice so that you do it safely. You are a big man and not a natural athlete. I am very proud of you and want my son safe. Saying that it doesn't mean I don't want you to go for your dreams just do it correctly. You can do this love xxx

What are the distances Gary? I’m sure you’ll smash it. You’ve achieved so much 🙂

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2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

back in the saddle, literally. First training session back with @perthtriclub as part of the 6 week beginner’s program. Was great to meet coach Anne and see some familiar faces. Unfortunately had to skip coffee as I had left my ironed work shirt at home and had to go shopping 😜 #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lifestylereboot #ptcaccountability ... See MoreSee Less

back in the saddle, literally. First training session back with @perthtriclub as part of the 6 week beginner’s program. Was great to meet coach Anne and see some familiar faces. Unfortunately had to skip coffee as I had left my ironed work shirt at home and had to go shopping 😜 #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lifestylereboot #ptcaccountability

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

This... is so much harder than it looks lol. Kian had lots of fun and conquered the rope climb... Dad tackled a couple of things then rested lol. Great session organised by the @secretrockyrunners #baldivis #baldivisisok #aquapark #nosinkholehere ... See MoreSee Less

This... is so much harder than it looks lol. Kian had lots of fun and conquered the rope climb... Dad tackled a couple of things then rested lol. Great session organised by the @secretrockyrunners #baldivis #baldivisisok #aquapark #nosinkholehere

 

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Is that the place out on Mundijong Rd?

wow that looks fantastic!

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

This is a photo of my first snake encounter on yesterday’s run.

Around the 1km mark a tiger snake and I got within each other’s own personal space* and gave each other a fright. Luckily the snake was already heading into the bush and therefore accelerated away from me...

The photo has some badly drawn yellow arrows that show where my pace and heart rate both spiked lol

* in relation to snakes, personal space for me is usually about a billion kilometres.
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This is a photo of my first snake encounter on yesterday’s run.  

Around the 1km mark a tiger snake and I got within each other’s own personal space* and gave each other a fright. Luckily the snake was already heading into the bush and therefore accelerated away from me...

The photo has some badly drawn yellow arrows that show where my pace and heart rate both spiked lol 

* in relation to snakes, personal space for me is usually about a billion kilometres.

 

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Way too funny...just sat down with Cameron Drake after our run...snake snake snake..😳😳😳..cant wait to see Cams heart rate 😂😂

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

I feel that I’ve finally made it as a trail runner. My first snake video 😜Approaching the 5km turnaround, this guy was spread right across the trail, completely motionless. I stopped, waited, watched... and eventually it started to move. Bit of a more relaxed encounter than the one at 1km 😜 #sticksticksnake #snakesonatrail #nmmfg #trailrunning ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Perfect conditions, gorgeous location... took this about the 1km mark. Moments later a close encounter with a tiger snake made us both move a little quicker 😜#trailrunning #snakesonatrail ... See MoreSee Less

Perfect conditions, gorgeous location... took this about the 1km mark. Moments later a close encounter with a tiger snake made us both move a little quicker 😜#trailrunning #snakesonatrail

 

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Love the hat!

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Getting the mojo well and truly back - loving the 2nd season of the Forest Series from @ultraserieswa - today was event 3 of 4. Leaning Tuart Ultra, with a beach theme. I signed up for the 12.5km option #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lifestylereboot #trailrunner #comebacktrail #running #letsgohoka #timetofly #usanareset ... See MoreSee Less

Getting the mojo well and truly back - loving the 2nd season of the Forest Series from @ultraserieswa - today was event 3 of 4. Leaning Tuart Ultra, with a beach theme. I signed up for the 12.5km option #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lifestylereboot #trailrunner #comebacktrail #running #letsgohoka #timetofly #usanareset

 

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Look at all those happy folk..loving the costumes !! Is that Melanee with the coco palm 😂😂

2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

things got serious this week... signing up for a 6 week novice program with @perthtriclub and giving the weight and nutrition side of things a boost with a @usanainc #reset

With the @ultraserieswa “leaning tuarts” event this weekend, a trip to the Gold Coast for @gcmarathon in July, and a “third time lucky” crack at the Australia Day Ultra 100km in January... this year will be a great one!

no more excuses, no more wishing things were back on track, no more mr fat guy 😜 #nmmfg #lifestylereboot #ptcaccountability #makelifeamazing
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things got serious this week... signing up for a 6 week novice program with @perthtriclub and giving the weight and nutrition side of things a boost with a @usanainc #reset 

With the @ultraserieswa “leaning tuarts” event this weekend, a trip to the Gold Coast for @gcmarathon in July, and a “third time lucky” crack at the Australia Day Ultra 100km in January... this year will be a great one!

no more excuses, no more wishing things were back on track, no more mr fat guy 😜 #nmmfg #lifestylereboot #ptcaccountability #makelifeamazing

3 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Interesting to see how the Bondi design has changed. Thanks for the prompt delivery Keep On Running HOKA ONE ONE #timetofly #letsgohoka ... See MoreSee Less

Interesting to see how the Bondi design has changed. Thanks for the prompt delivery Keep On Running HOKA ONE ONE #timetofly #letsgohokaImage attachment

 

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The Stinsons have changed dramatically too

They look so small in these photos

3 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

There’s nothing like a nice run on a warm sunny summer’s morning... and that was NOTHING like a warm sunny summer’s morning 😜 ... See MoreSee Less

There’s nothing like a nice run on a warm sunny summer’s morning... and that was NOTHING like a warm sunny summer’s morning 😜

 

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It was refreshing!

Well done👏👏....it wouldn't have been the funnest today 1😂😂

Was a tad chilly and what’s with this stuff falling out the sky!!!!!

4 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Looks like the first 7 weeks of my journey to 100km will be on the #darkside

Being a novice again seems like a great way to get well and truly back in the swing of things, get some accountability from my tri clubmates, and set myself up for a “turning 50” year of awesomeness...Are you dreaming about your first triathlon? Stop dreaming and start now! Our 7-week training plan kicks off on 28th January from only $210 and culminates with the Mullaloo Sprint Triathlon on 17th March. For more information, check out the flyer below :)
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Looks like the first 7 weeks of my journey to 100km will be on the #darkside

Being a novice again seems like a great way to get well and truly back in the swing of things,  get some accountability from my tri clubmates, and set myself up for a “turning 50” year of awesomeness...

 

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How many sessions per week is this Gary?

4 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Runners normally take care not to be swooped by magpies, but at Saturday’s Australia Day Ultra, they were trying to find these and claim bonus points - this one was claimed (eventually) by @simply_cyns #adu #ultralife #volunteering ... See MoreSee Less

Runners normally take care not to be swooped by magpies, but at Saturday’s Australia Day Ultra, they were trying to find these and claim bonus points - this one was claimed (eventually) by @simply_cyns #adu #ultralife #volunteering

4 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Moon setting over the Leschenault Estuary #nofilter #aidstation #adu ... See MoreSee Less

Moon setting over the Leschenault Estuary #nofilter #aidstation #adu

4 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Day break - made it through the night 😊 #adu #ultra #volunteering ... See MoreSee Less

Day break - made it through the night 😊 #adu #ultra #volunteering

4 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Such a beautiful place to sit and watch crazy people running up and down 😜#ADU #ultra #volunteering ... See MoreSee Less

Such a beautiful place to sit and watch crazy people running up and down 😜#ADU #ultra #volunteering

1 month ago

Gary Wilmot

Any Perth ultra runners recognise this, and the disproportionate misery that can be inflicted by this location? 😳 ... See MoreSee Less

Any Perth ultra runners recognise this, and the disproportionate misery that can be inflicted by this location? 😳

 

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How long is it? 1st lap: about 100m 2nd lap: nah it's at least 150m ... Last lap: gotta be at least 1k

The only place where headlamps are actually needed?

Sandy patch at the bottom of lark hill where you can also smell some one cooking amazing sausages!

Fuck this section of the world in particular. Do not like.

Turn the lights off and chuck a spotlight in the middle, probably helps jog a few memories...

Lark hill?

if everyone chipped in $10, we could get a water truck onto it before the race.

Hint for the future... jump the fence and it’s a nice gravel section lol

One of our favourite training locations🙂

Oh yeah...that larkhill dusk to dawn quicksand !!!

I was sure it ran firmer during the day, more night training needed this year, it would have been quick sand for those doing the 100k.

Looks so different in day light 😏

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