Valencia marathon – 02/12/18

Valencia - the home of paella and tapas. The Spanish city holds only the fondest memories for me, as last years visit resulted in a shiny new marathon PB (probably never to be repeated). It also offers some much needed December sunshine, which is always a nice accompaniment to a cerveza or seven post-race. However, this … Continue reading Valencia marathon – 02/12/18

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The Stickler 2018 (10 miles) – 28/10/18

The last few months have all been rather serious. Training plans, watching my waist line, and even this weird thing called 'swimming'. Now Kona 2018 is in the books, it's time to have a bit of fun and enjoy the novelty of not having a schedule to follow, giving me a good mental as well … Continue reading The Stickler 2018 (10 miles) – 28/10/18

Ironman World Championship 2018 – Run

**This is the 3rd post detailing my race at the 2018 Ironman World Championships. You can find the swim here and the bike here** Excellent. We (me physically, you mentally) have successfully negotiated the swim and the bike, with just my bread and butter to come. The run. That’s where it all began for me, … Continue reading Ironman World Championship 2018 – Run

Ironman World Championship 2018 – Bike

**This is the 2nd post detailing my race at the 2018 Ironman World Championships. You can find the swim here** Where were we? Oh yes. Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Slightly stocky, very annoying bloke from Essex who keeps wearing a flat cap everywhere because he thinks it’s funny has survived the swim and is … Continue reading Ironman World Championship 2018 – Bike

Ironman World Championship 2018 – Pre-race & Swim

This was it. The race I'd be dreaming of since taking up triathlon. Over the past few years, whenever a training session got tough, or I was lacking in motivation, I would think about one day racing around the streets of Kona alongside the best in the world, and without fail this would get me … Continue reading Ironman World Championship 2018 – Pre-race & Swim

Kona – The aftermath

What do you mean this isn't the race report? Surely you can stop having fun on your holidays and get writing?! I want to make sure I let the dust settle and give a full account of what was a truly unbelievable day, so I'll be writing it over the next few days. I can … Continue reading Kona – The aftermath

Chicago Marathon 2018 (KL takeover)

Mo Farah had a great race. Mine was less great and marginally (65 minutes) slower, but I am here to tell the tale anyway because I have 10 hours on a plane so it's a good way to kill time (especially as my seat is the only one on the whole plane where the entertainment system is … Continue reading Chicago Marathon 2018 (KL takeover)