Many years ago now I decided to start up this blog to detail my running and triathlon exploits, mainly for my own personal benefit. I’ve got a fairly shocking memory so I was hoping this will be a good way to look back at things when I’m older and remember some good times.
I was always into sport at school, but to be honest never really that talented at anything. I was a bit of a fatty if truth be told. A favourite quote that my mates enjoyed from my dear Mother one Christmas was ‘Joe always really loved sport, but sport never really loved him!’.
However in the last couple of years I’ve really got into my fitness and started entering more events across the UK and Europe. What started as a running hobby has turned into a full blown obsession with triathlon.
The early years of this blog detailed my journey from complete novice to completing a full iron-distance triathlon in Zurich, Switzerland. I had the time of my life both training and then racing this event, and set upon improving and bettering myself each and every time I compete.
I set myself a life goal to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, and after years of hard work and graft, I managed to qualify and compete there in October 2018. Far from being the end of the journey, I’m still determined to improve and find out just how fast I can go, whilst meeting some incredible people and sharing some amazing experiences along the way.