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Ironman!!!

posted Dec 12, 2013, 4:19 AM by Nigel Wall

Goal achieved on the 1st December 2013 in Cozumel Mexico!! My long term vision to become an Ironman came true. Time was 12 hour 54 minutes, the fastest time clocked by anyone from Trinidad and Tobago!!The report is shown below... enjoy!

Olympic!

posted Oct 5, 2013, 6:12 AM by Nigel Wall

After a years hard work I completed my first Olympic distance Triathlon in May 2012 in 3:36. I knew I could go faster so the goal was set for a sub 3 hour Olympic distance Triathlon. This was a tough call and it took me three attempts. 3:01:26 in early June 2013 then 3:02:15 in the National championships in Trinidad in July 2013. The conditions were not good for that race though and I knew I was fit enough to go much faster. It was going to have to be Barbados for my third attempt at this elusive goal! 

So the 6am start of the Triathlon on the 29th September 2013 brought almost perfect, but hot, conditions on Brandons Beach Barbados. I cleared the swim in 37 minutes, a personal best. Two minute transition and a very swift 1:10 for the 24 mile ride. This left me with an easy target on the 10k run. I nailed thins in comfortably under the hour to clock a personal bast and goal busting time of 2:49:05! This also got me fastest in age group and 10th overall so podium position!

Latest addition to the team!

posted Sep 3, 2012, 4:49 AM by Nigel Wall

The latest new member of the Ask Leadership team is 35 foot Bristol Alden yacht 'Bibi Gul'. The name is roughly translated to 'Lady Rose' from it's Arabic origins. We will be sailing her up and down the Caribbean islands (see goal 84), but she will also be used for team building sessions by Ask Leadership Ltd. Teams of 4-8 will be put through their paces in a number of exercises that will build trust, participation and fun among participants!



Contact Ask Leadership at consult@askleadership.com for more information on team development sessions.


He's coming to T&T

posted May 15, 2012, 12:33 PM by Nigel Wall

After some swift discussions Rajesh Durbal the triple amputee Ironman is coming to T&T at the end of May to inspire, motivate and race! This is amazing news and we are so excited to be running the No Excuses tour with him as the 'rockstar'!
 

2011 - Wow what a year!

posted Jan 11, 2012, 4:20 AM by Nigel Wall

2011 was a great year for my goals and Ask Leadership. Some of the awesome things that happened in 2011 include;

  • 5 major new clients for Ask Leadership
  • Learnt to swim and completed my first Triathlon!
  • On stage with over 550 people at the Hilton asking them if they are the astronauts they were born to be?
  • Clocked yet another half and full Marathon
  • Completed a modified Coast 2 Coast session with Chris Kelshall - 5 started and just us 2 finished!
  • Finished my next book which will soon be ready to be published
  • Flew to Sri Lanka to be at my oldest daughters side for her beach wedding - awesome Kath and Liam!
  • Became a Grandad thanks to Anna and Steve!
Now, bring on 2012!!
Nigel

550 People at the Hilton!

posted Jul 13, 2011, 5:32 AM by Nigel Wall

May was indeed a busy month this year and was kindly given the opportunity to do a presentation to over 550 people at the Trinidad Hilton who had come to see bestselling author Robin Sharma in action, presenting key parts of his Leading without a Title book.

On stage at the Hilton
Are you the astronaut you were born to be?

Thanks to Growing Leaders for inviting me!
Nigel

I am a Tri-athlete!

posted Jul 13, 2011, 5:10 AM by Nigel Wall

Yes, we did it! Myself and 45 first time Triathletes completed the Tobago Triathlon on the 28th May 2011. We raised almost US$50,000 for the Occupational Therapy Association here in T&T as Team Hope

It was a moving day as, one after another, we finished in style. Looking back 6 months it is amazing to see the progress on all of us first timers. Some couldn't swim (like me), hadn't been on a bike since they were kids and had never run in their lives.

A day never to forget!
Just 2.5km to go, swim, bike and first
running lap done
Wonder what next!
Nigel

The Swimming Monster

posted Dec 3, 2010, 4:26 AM by Nigel Wall   [ updated Dec 3, 2010, 4:34 AM ]

I have always wanted to do a Triathlon and maybe one day an Iron Man, but one thing has held me back - I can't swim! Well that isn't completely true as I managed to pass the swim test for my scuba diving certifications, but as my instructor told me at the time "it's not very elegant". The fact is I can't stand my open face being under water and as for the 'elegance' issue, 25 meters swimming feels like a full 26.2 mile marathon.

The answer - a new goal. To complete my first Triathlon on 28th May 2011 and be in the top 50% of finishers.

The biggest sub goal - learn to swim to a competitive level so I get out of the water on race day in the top 50%.

Steps 

- I've started ground up swimming lessons at the local pool. I have monthly goals of the number of 50m lengths I can swim and times.
- I have affirmations - "I love the water", "I am a swimming monster"....

Check for updates!
Success
Nigel

Running Goals

posted Aug 18, 2010, 5:45 AM by Nigel Wall   [ updated Jul 13, 2011, 5:37 AM ]

A busy first half of the year and all running goals achieved! The 50 mile trail run in Florida saw me place 28th out of 250 runners. I was then hooked into running Tobago with some friends which was a good training session. We ran 26.2 miles each day for two days then wrapped it up with a final 20 miles on day three. I can now guarantee that Tobago is 73 miles round the outer road route and very hilly. I have two witnesses as well who also ran it, Erle Rahaman-Noronha and Louise Smart!


Comrades in South Africa was next on the list on the 30th May and I had a great run finishing the 56 miles in 10 hours and 12 minutes. The toughest of the three times I have run it though due to the heat towards the finish.

Nigel

New Challenge!!

posted Mar 15, 2010, 12:27 PM by Nigel Wall   [ updated Jul 13, 2011, 5:41 AM ]

I was looking for a warm up race to this years 56 mile Ultra marathon in South Africa, I stumbled across a 50 mile trail race in Florida called the Fools Run. Never run that far on trails so it seemed to be my destiny to run it, so I signed up on-line. I got the last of the limited 250 places. It was destiny!
49 miles done!
I finished in 28th place!!

 
Check out www.fools50.com
 
I'll post a run report when I get back!
 
Nigel
ps I did it - see above!
 

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