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Fitter Radio Episode 205 - Kate McIlroy

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:21:40) Sleep. 5 MIN FOCUS - TIM BRAZIER: (00:41:40) We welcome Tim Brazier to Fitter and to the podcast! HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – KATE MCILROY: (00:59:20) Kiwi athlete Kate McIlroy has been a runner, a triathlete and now a cyclist. She’s also been selected for 3 Commonwealth Games in 3 different disciplines having now been announced in the Women’s Road Cycling Team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. We talk to Kate about her career to date and her thoughts...


Fitter Radio Episode 204 - Joe Skipper

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:14:54) How to qualify for Kona on little or no run training. ONE STEP AHEAD: (00:32:00) A listener question around the 16:8 fasting protocol. Plus we talk about carbohydrate sensitivity, intestinal permeability and watermelon versus carb drink. SID TALKS: (00:55:40) IM race tactics for the pros and how they differ from age group racing HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – JO SKIPPER: (01:17:00) We catch up with Joe post Ironman New Zealand. Joe does a bungee jump whilst...


Fitter Radio Episode 203 - Ironman New Zealand 2018

Pre-race chat over coffee with some of the pros – how would their perfect race look: (00:03:13) Braden Currie, Dougal Allan, Nathan Shearer, Simon Cochrane, Laura Siddall. THE MALE PROS: (00:25:36) Simon Cochrane, Nathan Shearer, Mike Phillips, Jan Van Berkel, Cameron Brown, Terenzo Bozzone. Simon Cochrane (7th male pro) Nathan Shearer (6th male pro) Mike Phillips (5th male pro) Jan Van Berkel (4th male pro) Cam Brown (3rd male pro) Terenzo Bozzone IMNZ Champion DAN...


Fitter Radio Episode 202 - Sarah Haskins

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:20:00) Breathing and how it impacts performance. An article by Rachel Vickery. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – SARAH HASKINS: (00:38:40) Sarah Haskins is an American pro Triathlete from St. Louis, Missouri. She competed in her first triathlon in 2003 and became a professional triathlete less than a year later. In 2008 Sarah competed in the Beijing Olympics and in 2011 became the Pan American Games Gold Medalist. Sarah is also a 5 x 70.3 Ironman Champion. As a mother of...


Fitter Radio Episode 201 - Challenge Wanaka 2018

TARAWERA ULTRA ‘WRAP UP’: Bevan and Mikki talk through the 62km Ultra Marathon race from last weekend. SID TALKS AT THE BIG FIG: (00:44.50) Laura Siddall, Bevan, Sound Engineer Chris, Mr and Mrs Flea all give their race predictions for the Challenge Wanaka Half race tomorrow! CHALLENGE WANAKA ‘WRAP UP’: (00:59:40) We talk to each of the top 5 pro men and women after the race: Dougal Allan, Dylan McNeice, Jesse Thomas, Braden Currie, Javier Gomez Hannah Wells, Christine...


Fitter Radio Episode 200 - Tine Holst

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:16:47) When to schedule your workouts and why. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – TINE HOLST: (00:33:22) Danish pro triathlete Tine Holst bases herself in Frankfurt with her partner but trains as often as she can in Majorca. She did her first Ironman in 2008 as an age grouper and realising she might just have a talent for the sport decided to keep going with it. In 2009 however, Tine was hit by a car whilst cycling. The car drove over her causing multiple injuries - she was...


Fitter Radio Episode 199 - Braden Currie and Dougal Allan

FASTING: (00:15:09) Bevan updates us on his personal fasting journey. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:23:30) The difference between TSS and HR TSS in Training Peaks. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEWS – BRADEN CURRIE AND DOUGAL ALLAN: (00:33:09) We talk to Braden and Dougal following their incredible winning performance at the recent Red Bull Defiance race in Wanaka. They talk the race, their history and Challenge Wanaka 2018. ONE STEP AHEAD: (01:06:52) Caffeine – the good news and not so good...


Fitter Radio Episode 198 - Patrik Nilsson

ONE STEP AHEAD: (00:09:01) This week we answer some listener questions around: : Iron supplementation and altitude training : Keto athletes and ironman training : Fuelling for a marathon which starts later in the day WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:27:33) Training/racing and the female menstrual cycle. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – PATRIK NILSSON: (00:38:15) Swedish pro triathlete Patrik Nilsson raced to 8th place at his debut in Kona last year. At only 26 years of age he’s already won 4 Ironmans...


Fitter Radio Episode 197 - Asa Lundstrom

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:15:40) Injuries and sleep. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – ASA LUNDSTROM: (00:29:10) Swedish triathlete Asa Lundstrom entered the sport in 2009 and turned pro one year later. In 2012 she won her first Ironman – Ironman Sweden. In 2016 Asa raced to a top 10 at Kona but 2017 wasn’t such a great race for her. She plans to go back and put that right. SID TALKS: (01:18:09) Sid’s back and we chew the latest fat in the tri and cycling world! ONE STEP AHEAD: (01:42:53)...


Fitter Radio Episode 196 - Lucy Gossage

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:17:10) Nutrition periodisation. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – LUCY GOSSAGE: (00:35:56) Since we last spoke to the inspirational Lucy Gossage she’s returned to work as a cancer doctor and completed her PHD but continued with her triathlon career. She’s had a great 2017 winning Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire, Ironman UK, Ironman Wales and Ironman Italy! We bring Lucy back to find out how she’s transitioning back into work again, how she manages the balance and her plans going...


Fitter Radio Episode 195 - Helle Frederiksen

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:22:42) Fuelling for strength training. ONE STEP AHEAD: (00:34:42) Protein and older athletes. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – HELLE FREDERIKSEN (00:49:20) We bring back Helle Frederiksen to talk about her journey from injury, false starts and 18 months of not competing to racing her first iron distance at Ironman Arizona and coming second! SID TALKS: (01:36:00) Sid’s back in NZ after a brief trip to the UK for Christmas and we catch up on all the tri goss including the...


Fitter Radio Episode 194 - Fredrik Croneborg

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:15:07) The off season. Do we need one? HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – FREDRIK CRONEBORG (00:31:55) Swedish pro triathlete Fredrik Croneborg has had a great couple of years. Based out of Asia and one of the Bahrain Endurance team Freddy has won both Challenge Thailand and Challenge Taiwan this year and raced to the win at Ironman Malaysia the previous year. We talk to Freddy about his career to date, his plans for the future and being a new dad! ONE STEP AHEAD:...


Fitter Radio Episode 193 - Terenzo Bozzone

SID TALKS: (00:13:11) We talk the latest tri goss with Laura ‘Sid’ Siddall. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – TERENZO BOZZONE: (00:46:00) Currently the hottest property on the triathlon circuit, Kiwi pro triathlete Terenzo Bozzone. 5 MIN FOCUS: (01:25:54) We talk to Keith Rieger creator of the Kona Five Ultra-Triathlon, an annual event consisting of 5 Iron Distance Triathlons (on the Kona Ironman World Championship Course) in 5 Days (120 Hour Cut Off) all Self Supported (No Crew for 120...


Fitter Radio Episode 192 - Magali Tisseyre

COMPETITION TIME: We have a couple of entries to giveaway to the Mount Festival of Multisport AquaBike race on 20 January 2018! To enter email us at with the name of the sponsor for the AquaBike race. Entries close 5pm on Friday 22 December. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:21:30) Run Cadence HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – MAGALI TISSEYRE: (00:36:16) Canadian pro triathlete Magali Tisseyre has an incredible resume in 70.3 racing to date including 17 x Ironman 70.3 wins and 2 x 70.3...


Fitter Radio Episode 191 - Ironman Taupo 70.3

We talk to Callum Millward and Alise Selsmark before the race about their seasons to date and their new and exciting initiative ‘The Cup Cake Cartel’: (00:08:34) MIKE PHILLIPS – TAUPO 70.3 WINNER: (00:30:54) AMELIA WATKINSON – TAUPO 70.3 WINNER: (00:34:17) BRADEN CURRIE – TAUPO 70.3 RUNNER UP: (00:40:37) JOCELYN MCCAULEY – TAUPO 70.3 RUNNER UP: (00:45:52) SID TALKS: (01:06:27) We talk to Sid post-race about how it all unfolded. LINKS: Alise Selsmark at...


Fitter Radio Episode 190 - Eric Lagerstrom

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK/ONE STEP AHEAD: (0:16:48) We continue our discussion about the issues around Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – ERIC LAGERSTROM: (0:42:16) From Oregon in the U.S. Professional Triathlete Eric Lagerstrom races the ITU circuit but is also a past winner of the Escape from Alcatraz race. He talks to us about his career to date, his love of videography and his plans for the future. SID TALKS: (1:10:57) We catch up with Laura ‘Sid’ Siddall for a...


Fitter Radio Episode 189 - Timothy O'Donnell

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK & ONE STEP AHEAD: (0:19:03) Bevan feeds back from the recent Female Athlete Health Symposium here in NZ and we talk about the issues around Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - TIM O’DONNELL: (0:42:16) We are delighted this week to bring you an interview with America’s top triathlete Timothy O’Donnell. Tim talks to us about his season to date, his Kona race and where he sees the future of the sport. SID TALKS: (1:22:50) Laura ‘Sid’ Siddall’s...


Fitter Radio Episode 188 - James Cunnama

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (0:21:34) Bevan talks to Lou Davey, Psychologist with High Performance Sport New Zealand, about the challenges that age group athletes can face and strategies for dealing with them. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – JAMES CUNNAMA: (1:07:20) We bring James Cunnama back to the show to talk about his recent 5th place in Kona and the imminent birth of his baby. (The interview was conducted before his recent bike crash and we wish him all the best for his recovery). LINKS: More...


Fitter Radio Episode 187 - Ruedi Wild

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:18:58) The brain and running economy. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – RUEDI WILD: (00:36:14:) Pro Triathlete Ruedi Wild represented Switzerland at the 2012 Olympics but after failing to qualify for Beijing decided to do an Ironman. Now having raced to numerous 70.3 podium finishes, a second at Ironman Switzerland this year and 2 Konas under his belt he’ll take some time out with his new family to decide what’s next. ONE STEP AHEAD: (1:24:55) The impact of an LCHF diet...


Fitter Radio Episode 186 - Andrew Starykowicz

COMPETITION TIME: Predict Mikki’s finish time (in hours: minutes: seconds) for the Queenstown Marathon and be in to win FREE access to her Athlete 12 week Nutrition Plan PLUS a tub of Lean Clean Protein! Email us at with your entry before the start of the race. Last entry will be accepted by 8.20am Saturday 18 November 2017. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – ANDREW STARYKOWICZ: (00:20:00) In August last year, Andrew Starykowicz almost lost his life when he was run over by a truck...


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