Big 5 Sport Challenge

A beer with Paul Ingpen

2011-07-05 12:55
Paul Ingpen
As a multiple Comrades, Two Oceans, Clanwilliam triathlon, Argus Cycle Tour and and Iron man finisher, Paul Ingpen is basically the poster boy for the Knysna Big5 Challenge. Without doubt one of the fittest men in the country, Paul is a dedicated family man, but still more than happy to mix it with the beery beardlies and the trendy set pulling the fancy moves at the local hotspot.

Sport24 managed to track Ingpen down and buy him one or two of of SAB's finest ...

Name: Paul Ingpen

Age: 43

Sex: Every day

Amount of Big5 challenges done: The only 1 Official one in 2010 + Unofficial 12 -all events including the paddle, 10km or night race before xterra started 5 years ago.

Favourite drink: Hansa Marzen Gold

Favourite food: Lasagne

Best music to train to: Customised rap and house mp3’s arrive every few months - my triathlete brother is a musician/deejay on london

Reason for doing the Big5:  I simply love running & riding around in the forest and on the lagoon – it’s my 19th festival

Hoping to achieve in the Big5: Finish all events with a smile and buzzing on endorphins

Big5 event you are most looking forward to: 80k mtb

Big5 event you are least looking forward to: Fart laden taxi rides to the half marathon

How much training have you done: about 6 hrs a week in winter

The type of training you have done:
Mixed – trail running with dogs, swimming & some mtb in tokai

Event you are most proud to have completed: Eco Challenge 1997 – a 115 hour sufferfest

Event you “Blew out” on and why: Comrades – I finished ok but it was a slog.

Best place to party in Knysna:
Zanzibar – the dancefloor has a trampoline effect

On Sunday after the event I will be … hung like a skunk



Yep, dedicated family man ...

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