JOGLE Day 3 – 200 miles or bust

*Day 1**Day 2* Day 3 - Edinburgh to Preston I think something that slightly blew my mind is that you can cycle 350 miles and still be nowhere near the Scottish border. It's a big place. A big, beautiful place. Shame about the Irn-Bru. Video - Day 3 breakfast Another restless sleep before another extremely … Continue reading JOGLE Day 3 – 200 miles or bust

JOGLE Day 2 – The ‘short’ day

*Day 1 - read here* Day 2 - Fort William to Edinburgh Readers worldwide will be hoping that a short day in the saddle means a short blog. I can't promise anything, but I'll try my best. JOGLE aficionados will note that going through Edinburgh is nowhere near the quickest or most direct route. Back … Continue reading JOGLE Day 2 – The ‘short’ day

JOGLE Day 1 – ‘I don’t think I can do this’

I receive a message from 'triathlon' Ross Harper in mid-August, where I am enjoying a holiday in the Scottish highlands with Katie and my family. 'Schofield is in for an unsupported LEJOG as a group of lads, loads of photos to create a photo journal.' Thinking this would probably just be a pipe dream that'll … Continue reading JOGLE Day 1 – ‘I don’t think I can do this’

Outlaw X middle distance triathlon – 27/09/2020

Right then sports fans - we've got an actual race to report on! None of this, 5,000 laps of Eton Dorney where your pedal falls off and there only ends up being 4 finishers in your age category. Instead, an actual big event, stacked field, can't sleep the night before because of nerves kind of … Continue reading Outlaw X middle distance triathlon – 27/09/2020

Dorney Olympic triathlon – 06/09/20

6 months! I've got no idea how 6 months passed since I last entertained the world with tales of weird flat cap finance guy v. the world of triathlon. Some of you are probably aware that we've had a small pandemic on the go, and quite rightly people have been focusing on more important things … Continue reading Dorney Olympic triathlon – 06/09/20

Big Half marathon – 01/03/20

Two posts in a week! My fingers are smoking from typing so much. The main positive from signing up to some races (apart from getting fitter), is providing more content and opportunity for me to put myself in a compromising or unfortunate situation, which is usually what people find the most entertaining. No pointless pre-amble … Continue reading Big Half marathon – 01/03/20

Cape Peninsula Half Marathon – 16/02/20

Good morning/afternoon sports fans. Yet another slightly longer gap between posts. Not me being lazy this time, just no real races of note to report on, and nobody wants to hear 'I ran x miles on Monday followed by swimming x miles on Tuesday etc etc' - people only read to hear about me making … Continue reading Cape Peninsula Half Marathon – 16/02/20

2019 review – racing/training summary

2019 is already well and truly in the books, but I've been enjoying my Christmas pudding and mince pies far too much, so there's been a short delay in publishing the much anticipated 'how much training and racing does a semi-mediocre 'athlete' do in a year' post. For those of those of you bored at … Continue reading 2019 review – racing/training summary

Valencia Marathon – 01/12/2019

As reported on these pages, as well as in various national and international press publications, 2019 hasn’t entirely gone to plan for Joe Spraggins. Seemingly never-ending waves of viral fatigue, bouts of depression and just a general attitude of can’t be arsed has led to a decline in fitness and results to match. However, the … Continue reading Valencia Marathon – 01/12/2019

Frankfurt marathon – 27/10/19

Frankfurt. The financial centre of Europe, apparently. It was time to go and cash in some of those training chips. Unfortunately, I didn't have many, as alluded to in my post last week. However, this trip was all about the cleverer, prettier and less annoying person in our household - and she'd been working hard … Continue reading Frankfurt marathon – 27/10/19