One more race to close out the season. It’s been a long year, starting way back in December where training for the Outlaw & Ironman Wales started in earnest. I haven’t really stopped since then, bouncing from one race to the next. I wouldn’t have it any other way; I absolutely love testing myself and… Continue reading Valencia marathon – 19/11/2017
After recovering from Ironman Wales (which was unbelievably 8 weeks ago now), I’ve cobbled together a training plan to try and run as fast as my little legs will carry me at the Valencia marathon in just under 2 weeks’ time. This hasn’t taken the form of what you might call ‘standard’ marathon training; instead… Continue reading Thames Meander half marathon – 04/11/2017
I guess the guys in the marketing department for the Amsterdam marathon have a pretty easy sell. Come to an awesome city, only a short hop over from London, sample some great food and drink and have a cruise down one of the many canals. The only fly in the ointment – at some point… Continue reading Amsterdam marathon – 15/10/2017
2 minutes and 44 seconds. There’s not an awful lot you can achieve in that time. Make a slice of toast. Listen to a short music track. Decide what you’re going to buy for lunch at Sainsburys. Unfortunately, this margin was the gap between me and the person that secured the last spot for the Ironman… Continue reading Ironman Wales 2017
So, here we are again. Time to zip up the wetsuit and give this long-distance triathlon lark another go. If anyone wants to track my progress on the day, there’s a great little app called ‘IRONMAN track’ – you can plug my name in on the Ironman Wales page and this should update throughout the… Continue reading Ironman Wales – preview
I haven’t posted since I wrote the short novel describing my first attempt at an iron-distance triathlon this year. Everyone was nice enough to me for the first week or so, but since then, the puncture jokes have been relentless. However, I’ve done what any sensible person would do to try and fix the situation;… Continue reading Sub-17 parkrun & IM wales training
At times in life you can put in a vast amount of work, only to be dealt a crappy hand or for things to just not go your way. Regular readers of this blog (Hi Mum), will know that I’ve had a decent run of results this season (by my standards anyway), so for something… Continue reading Outlaw triathlon – 23/07/2017 – You win some, you lose some.