Ironman UK; the improved version. A view from the inside, by Katie Lysons

Katie (my long suffering girlfriend) has written a much shorter, funnier report on what really went down this year at Ironman UK. I'll get my coat... Aloha Team, I don't normally do this kind of thing, but I thought I could make an exception for a small achievement. England didn't win the World Cup, but … Continue reading Ironman UK; the improved version. A view from the inside, by Katie Lysons

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Ironman UK 2018 – Bike & Run

This is part two of my Ironman UK adventure. Part one can be found here Bike I spent the opening few miles concentrating on getting some food and drink on board and settling into a good rhythm. The plan was- don't go out like an absolute lunatic and blow up after 60 miles. I'm always … Continue reading Ironman UK 2018 – Bike & Run

Ironman UK 2018 – Pre-race & Swim

**(Ironman UK preview blog here)** Ever since I got into triathlon, there was one race that I’ve always wanted to be a part of. It takes place in Kona, Hawaii; the Ironman World Championships. I stay up every year watching the online coverage and then count down the days until the official highlights video is released … Continue reading Ironman UK 2018 – Pre-race & Swim

Ironman UK – preview

**For those that want to track me on Sunday, the 'IRONMAN Tracker' app is the easiest and best way. Just type in my surname 'Spraggins' or race number '193' into the Ironman UK event and I should pop up. Just search for the app in the app store. Failing that, there is live tracking online … Continue reading Ironman UK – preview

Love the Pyrenees – activities galore!

I've been meaning to post about this for a long time, but only just got around to putting a few words together. Over the Easter holidays, Katie and I made a last minute plan to get away for a few days for a holiday. 'Holiday' is a very loose term, with everyone having a very … Continue reading Love the Pyrenees – activities galore!

Chester middle distance triathlon – 03/06/2018

Things are starting to get serious. I've been working towards Ironman UK for nearly 6 months now, and we've now got less than 6 weeks to go. It's at times like these that I like to don my flat cap, to help ease the pressure and anxiety. But this Sunday's race had no place for … Continue reading Chester middle distance triathlon – 03/06/2018

Thames Turbo Triathlon – 07/05/2018

Triathlon season is underway. At bloody last. Believe it or not, I've actually got quite a bit going on at the moment, so I'm going to keep this one short and sweet (I can see you all rolling your eyes). For the first time in history we had decent weather for a bank holiday weekend. … Continue reading Thames Turbo Triathlon – 07/05/2018