Ride London – 04/08/2019

This weekend saw a return to 'racing', with SS Flat Cap sailing east at an ungodly hour on Sunday morning to take part in Ride London for the 2nd time (2015 report). As my ship is completely rudderless at the moment, after Paul Burton jumped overboard to pursue an attempted ascent of the north-west Surrey … Continue reading Ride London – 04/08/2019

Owler middle distance triathlon – 21/07/19

So, sports fans. I left you all on tenterhooks right at the very end of my Challenge Roth report (assuming anyone made it that far), when I finished with; 'With that in mind, I definitely won’t be doing a half-ironman in 2 weeks’ time…' It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to work out that this could well … Continue reading Owler middle distance triathlon – 21/07/19

Kona day 1 – ‘I’m never leaving this place’

I know people are eagerly awaiting the juicy details from Katie's run around the streets of Chicago. You'll just have to be patient for a little while longer; it's coming. The day after the marathon was basically a travel day. We got up early (in Katie's case 2am - I found her sitting in the … Continue reading Kona day 1 – ‘I’m never leaving this place’

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!

Diss Duathlon – 08/04/2018

It's the one they've all been talking about lately in the press. I've had a reporter staked outside my flat for the past couple of months, trying to glean an insight into how my training has been going. There's no doubt that the Diss race is the premier event on the Norfolk Duathlon calendar (by … Continue reading Diss Duathlon – 08/04/2018

New Year’s Day triathlon – 01/01/2018

You know the drill with this one. I open with how all normal people should be out drinking on New Year's Eve, etc etc etc. We all know by this point I'm anything but normal. So, by now it'll be no surprise to learn I'd yet again signed up for the New Year's Day triathlon, … Continue reading New Year’s Day triathlon – 01/01/2018

2017 training/racing summary

Here we are again. Another year over, and yet another blog post summarising how many circles I've managed to run/cycle/swim around in this year. Well, swimming is more up and down as opposed to circles; but you still end up in the same place. If you've got an incredible amount of spare time on your … Continue reading 2017 training/racing summary

Ironman Wales 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