The Struggling Triathlete

Once a Runner


“It is simply that we can all be good boys and wear our letter sweaters around and get our little degrees and find some nice girl to settle, you know, down with…Or we can blaze! Become legends in our own time, strike fear in the heart of mediocre talent everywhere! We can scald dogs, put records out of reach! Make the stands gasp as we blow into an unearthly kick from three hundred yards out! We can become God’s own messengers delivering the dreaded scrolls! We can race dark Satan himself till he wheezes fiery cinders down the back straightaway….They’ll speak our names in hushed tones, ‘those guys are animals’ they’ll say! We can lay it on the line, bust a gut, show them a clean pair of heels. We can sprint the turn on a spring breeze and feel the winter leave our feet! We can, by God, let our demons loose and just wail on!”

Recent Race Results


2015

  • Midlands Ultra Sprint (29 Nov) – 1st 30-39, 9th Overall. 1:19:17

2016

  • KZN Triathlon Champs (17 Jan) – 1st 30-34, 8th Overall. 2:11:38
  • Tinman Triathlon (21 Feb) – 1st 30-34, 4th Overall. 1:46:41
  • Midlands Ultra Sprint (6 March) – 1st 30-34, 4th Overall. 1:12:19
  • SA Triathlon Champs (22 March) – 10th 30-34, 51st Overall. 1:28:35
  • Tinman Triathlon (17 April) – 15th Overall. 1:48:38
  • Golden Gates 3 day Trail Run (Oct) – 43rd 30-39, 101st Overall. 13:06:30
  • Midlands Ultra Sprint (27 Nov) – 1st 30-34, 13th Overall. 1:13:58

2017

  • KZN Triathlon Champs (15 Jan) – 2nd 30-34, 25th Overall. 2:25:09
  • Durban Ultra Sprint (5 March) – 2nd 24-39, 8th Overall. 1:04:28
  • SA Triathlon Champs (19 March) – 8th 30-34. 2:32:37
  • KZN Duathlon Champs (28 May) – 1st 30-34, 24th Overall. 2:21:34
  • FNB 10km Run (8 Oct) – 109th Open, 155th Overall. 42:04. 1:04:28

2018

  • KZN Triathlon Champs (14 Jan) – 2nd 30-34, 23rd Overall. 2:22:18
  • 226 Brick Challenge 21km Run (4 Feb) – 1st 30-34, 4th Overall. 1:40:29
  • Tinman 10km Run (12 Aug) – 8th Male, 10th Overall. 45:13 (on track for 38min but QL popped into spasm in last km)

2019

  • Deloitte 10km run (17 March) – 26th Male, 29th Overall. 40:42
  • Tinman 10km Run (14 April) – 3rd Male, 3rd Overall. 39:22
  • Durban Half Ironman (2 June) – 19th 35-39, 128th Overall. 5:01:20

2020

  • KZN Triathlon Champs (19 January) – 4th 35-39, 37th Overall. 2:28:01
  • Tinman Triathlon (16 Feb) – 3rd 35-39, 19th Overall. 2:09:43


Upcoming Races


South African Triathlon Champs – 22 March 2020
Tour Durban Cycle Race – 26 April 2020
Durban Half Ironman – 7 June 2020