We’re Here for You (Newsletter 2014 #4)

You may have noticed some changes lately as the MaccaX website undergoes upgrading for a faster, smoother experience. We really want to thank you for your patience with this and are pleased to announce the new site is now live and running beautifully. Please take advantage of the forum, there is a wealth of knowledge in there from Chris, our other experts and team members.

We’re also rolling out some new member pricing options for everyone in the next couple of weeks which we think you’ll really appreciate. You get better bang for your buck and membership options for whatever point you’re at in your triathlon lifestyle.

This team has got so many great members and we draw on each other for inspiration and a kick in the ass when we need it.

Fat to Fit and Beyond: Mike Robinson’s Story

mikerobo-beforeafterRead about Mike Robinson from New Zealand. Robbo won his age group at the recent Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya in the blistering heat and has come so far and is heading for big things.

In December 2011 weighed in at 118 kg and struggled to run 3km without stopping. In December 2012 I put my head down and started to change my life day after day with two goals in mind: 1. To lose weight and 2. Complete my first triathlon. Read more…

We pick you up when you’re down…

emmahudson-trailEmma Hudson loves triathlon, but the last year hasn’t been kind to her. In April her knee cap needed cortisone and she had to pull out of Laguna Lang Co Vietnam. In June, a hip stress fracture caused by osteopenia meant she had to cancel Ironman 70.3 Philippines and Sunshine Coast. In August she suffered from a bike fall that fractured her clavicle and caused wounds so deep road gravel was found pelvis-deep during secondary surgery a week later.

In October she found that the fall had been worse than she thought and a neck scan confirmed multiple dislocations and displaced fractures, which needed surgery and the fusing of several vertebrae in her neck.

She shared these bumps on the road with us over the Facebook group. After consulting with team expert Ben Greenfield (and countless specialists), she thought she would take to take a year off endurance sports to work on bone density issues. But this girl’s spirit is irrepressible, and a few months later she was back to training, a few steps at a time. That’s her at Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak trail in March.

A few team members decided to band together and send her a welcome-back gift…


We want to recognize Evelyn Herrmann Salama and Henning von Poser for spearheading this effort. Emma, we hope to see you racing in this kit when you’re ready!

No matter where you are in your triathlon journey — whether you’re deep in training, or on an extended break — there’s a place in Team MaccaX for you. That’s why we’re rolling out our new membership tiers in May to give you more value.

MACCA in the News

updates from around the web

Thanyapura Phuket Launches Elite Junior Programme for Thai Athletes to Realize Olympic Dream
Thanyapura’s Elite Junior Sport Academies (EJSA) are overseen by its Executive Chairman and four-time triathlon world champion Chris McCormack. “This could be the difference between someone fulfilling their Olympic dream or spending a lifetime wondering,” Mr. McCormack said…
Read more at EGlobalTravelMedia

F1 News — Pre-Sakhir Analysis: Driver Weight a Hot Topic
McLaren’s Jenson Button said before the season that he needed to lose a kilo from his 71, and seriously considered going the dehydration route. But after spending five days prior to Malaysia doing humidity training at a camp in Phuket run by four-time triathlon champion Chris McCormack…
Read more at Formula1.com

Ky Hurst helped Bahraini prince swim for charity
Hurst was among a host of multi-sport superstars invited to the Middle East for the ­attempt by Sheik Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa to swim from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain for charity. Australian triathlon legend Chris McCormack helped rope Hurst into the event to work with the sport-loving prince.
Read more at Gold Coast Bulletin

Noelle De Guzman
Noelle De Guzman
Noelle De Guzman is a freelance writer with ten years of experience in the field of fitness and wellness. She blogs at KikayRunner.com about endurance sport in the Philippines and beyond.