Well when did that happen?

5 01 2014

It’s been well over a year since I last managed to blog, how time flies! What’s happened in the mean time?

Well, I never made it to Whistler for IronMan Canada; I was made redundant in April, and decided that I couldn’t afford it anymore. I did a couple of other races over the summer – an event called “The Marketing Industry Triathlon” which I was made aware of by Iain Martin of Skipedia (so he has marketing credentials to be there, I was just unemployed so could race on a Friday!) I learned a valuable thing; if you race on a Friday not many people turn up you can do OK, I placed 7th!

I may have missed IM Canada, but at least I missed the bear on the run!

I may have missed IM Canada, but at least I missed the bear on the run!

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Reset: The October Stoke…

20 10 2012

I would opine I didn’t have a very good season. I had a couple of good results in sprints along the way, but UK70.3 kicked my ass, and the attempt at riding London to Paris <24 hours took over 25 hours. I could blame the weather, in different ways, for both of these but also my heart and my head have not really been in it this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Hello world, it’s been a while!

23 08 2012

  I keep glancing at my watch; a year ago it was 18:15 in the Alps, on the last Thursday before the bank holiday*, and I was on my feet (probably). I had been for 9 Hours and 15 minutes. I had no idea that I would be on them for another 21 hours and 49 minutes, I was still vaguely on target for a 24 hour finish. Read the rest of this entry »

UK IronMan 70.3 – a (not so) brief guide…

7 06 2012

I am in no way an expert triathlete, I’m pretty average, so I’ve avoided giving specific race advice because it’s your race and should be based on your training. If you want to know something in particular, put a comment at the bottom, or drop me a message through the “contact me” page. Read the rest of this entry »

And so it begins…

30 05 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, my season has begun.

And it’s actually been going quite well.

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Riding London to Paris, in 24 hours…

27 04 2012

~24 hours on a bicycle. 2:16 on a train. Why am I riding?

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Buying the ticket…

24 03 2012

A friend of mine is a much better cyclist than I am. To be fair, he doesn’t distract himself with things like swimming and running, but his capacity on a bicycle is very, very impressive.

At times I wonder what does he have, that I don’t? What is it that he’s done that’s made the difference? I’ve put it down to many things along the way. He’s lighter than I am. He’s been cycling for longer. He has a nicer bike.

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