NUTRITECH Ironman breaking goals as he heads up the ranks in Buffalo City.


9 November 2015

On the weekend of the Ironman 70.3 based in Buffalo City, NUTRITECH’s Richard Lawrie set out to achieve nothing but the golden plateau. He mentioned, “I wanted to win 25 -29 Age Category and to finish among-st the top amateurs and professionals. My goal was to finish in the top 20 and break the 4hr 35min mark.”

Sunday turned out to be the perfect day for Lawrie achieving beyond his own exceptions. Despite the precipitation during the cycle period and the blistering heat that followed later in the day, he managed to race himself into 1st place in the 25-29 age category and 17th overall. Richard commented, “I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my race and it is another big step in a positive direction. I believe there is still plenty room for improvement and that I will continue to grow and mature as I mature & gain more experience in the sport.”

We’d say a job well done!
His most recent challenge took place when he competed on the weekend of the Ironman 70.3 in Buffalo City. The report Bruce gave us on the day of the race reads, “The swim was great, I came out the water in 2nd place, had a good bike, I was even holding back to save my legs for the run but with my disease it just hit me so hard and I experienced so much pain in my legs, I found it a great challenge just to walk. I had to lie down on the side of the road for a while and then I kept thinking of the reason I am doing it for, for the rare disease charity and I knew I just had to finish. So I just tried to walk and ended up walking 12km and then managed to walk/jog towards the end. I am very happy to have finished and shine light on rare diseases and show people what can still be done even when the doctors say you can’t. One step closer to treatment and then I will be up there with the top guys once I am being treated”.

Our question to you in reading this article is, how is it that you honour the life you have been given?
-Article by: Robyn Furstenburg
-Photography: First picture, Mark Andrews, last picture, Dean Venish.