Monday, February 25, 2013

News news news

So it's been an eventful few weeks.

After my win at the Albany Half in January I went back to my home town of Auckland New-Zealand for the Inaugural Asia Pacfic 70.3,
However this time Is was to help out my long time employer and sponsor "blueseventy"
A few pics attached from a shoot we did. (The Awesome Brendon O'Hagan does some magic stuff)

After helping at the expo, meeting up with the family and spending a crazy weekend at home it was back to Perth to get stuck into some training.
It's been a great 6 weeks with some real consistant hard training. I'm pretty sure I could sleep on a concrete slab right now!!

In January the Aussies put on some serious fire works to celebrate Australia day (which for you America's rivals that of the 4th of July)

I swam in one of the biggest open water competitions the world has to offer "The Rottnest Chanel Swim" a 19.7KM swim.
I competed in a 4 man team and we ended up finishing in 3rd place. (In our catagory)
I was keen to swim it solo in coming years, It takes the best swimmers 4:35:00 to complete the crossing. But its the cold and chop that can really mess you up. (Alot of Triathlete's compare it to doing an IM) So i'll be putting it on the TO DO list!!
The amount of boats in the water was incredible, like nothing I've ever seen before. (Hopefully the photo's give you a rough idea)

In other news I've had the joy of signing to the coolest brand going "Wattie INK". It'll be an exciting year ahead and the momentum Wattie INK is gaining in the triathlon community will make for an awesome 2013. I'm super pumped to be on board this year!!
I'll be hard to miss me in this custom kit thats for sure!!


I have also signed a multi year deal with Infinit Nutrition.
I've struggled with Nutrition in the past and the team at Infinit has been great in changing my nutrition plan for my races from Olympic through to Ironman.

Also I'm very happy to say that I have offically partnered with ISM Saddles. I've been using there saddles since 2008 and I'm stoked to offically call them a sponsor!! (couldn't do it on any other seat)

To top off it off I'm lucky enough to have 110% PlayHarder, Adding compression and recovery in there unique way to my team this year. (Thanks Rach)

Everything is falling into place and I'm calling 13 my new lucky number!!

There's alot going on and this weekend Kate and I are off to Albany for an Olympic distance race. We'll see if there is any speed left in the engine!

A huge thank-you to all my Sponsors and supporters New and Old. It's been said before, but without you this isnt possible.

blueseventy, Rolf Prima, Wattie INK, K-Swiss, Ceepo, Vision, Infinit Nutrition, 110% Playharder, Computrainer, Ryders Eyewear, Challenge Tires, ISM Saddles, Churchill Cycles, nuun, SwimSmooth, Recovery Pump, Rocktape and Ruth Chang Physio.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Wattie Ink. Signs Exclusive Partnership with Pro Guy Crawford

Wattie Ink. is super excited, pumped and stoked to the point “that we all need to sit down and have a Martini” as we’ve just signed an official partnership with the funny man of Triathlon, Guy Crawford.

Wattie Ink. will be Guy’s exclusive apparel supplier for the 2013 season. See Guys custom Kit below.

It was easy to see why Guy A.K.A blueseventy Guy (due to his long standing working relationship with them) A.K.A. Captain Awesome, we believe this self-proclaimed, Chuck Norris “Don’t ask” and finally Beaker “he resembles the puppet off the Muppet show” would make a great asset to the already great Wattie Ink. team. Having been part of the triathlon scene for many years Guy goes to more events than most people have hot meals and is always up for a chat and laugh, making him the perfect pro to add to the line up. He’s known as the funny man on tour and he’ll leave you with a smile on your dial should you meet him.

“I’m more than stoked to partner with Wattie Ink. Sean has created a great team and atmosphere that really draws you in and makes you want to be part of it. I’m super excited for the year ahead and know we’ll be turning heads wherever we go,” says Guy.

His racing schedule takes him from the desert of Western Australia to the valleys of Boise Idaho. Guy has proven himself as an athlete to watch, regularly pushing himself into top 10 at 70.3 and IM events worldwide. Beginning in 2013 with a win at this years Albany Half in Australia.

“Bringing Guy on to the Wattie Ink. family was a no brainer. His out there personality and killer sense of humor backed with his race results make him the perfect addition to our team. He steals the show where ever he is so we know he will be a great brand ambassador going into 2013,” says Sean Watkins, President and CEO of Wattie Ink.

After simply working with Guy on putting this release together, Wattie Ink. is only more amped up to work with him throughout 2013. Time to rock!

More info on Guy: