Challenge Roth – 07/07/2019

Challenge Roth is one of the biggest triathlons in the world. It’s been running since 1984, taking place in the small town of Roth, near Nuremberg, in Germany. Ever since I started triathlon it had been on my bucket list of races to do, and when I got the chance to sign up shortly before … Continue reading Challenge Roth – 07/07/2019

Wimbledon 10km – 12/05/2019

It's the one they've all been talking about in the papers. In the final week before the race, the media attention was relentless, with a reporter from the Wandsworth Guardian camped outside our house, hoping for a scoop. He managed to get a photo of Katie taking the bins out in her slippers, before she … Continue reading Wimbledon 10km – 12/05/2019

New Year’s Day triathlon – 01/01/2019

New year, same me. For the 4th time I'd signed up for this event in Edinburgh, based at the Royal Commonwealth pool, with the bike and run taking in the rather 'lumpy' loop around Arthur's seat. No idea who Arthur was, or why he needed a seat. Bet he never did a triathlon though. Too … Continue reading New Year’s Day triathlon – 01/01/2019

2018 training/racing summary

Right then- another year in the books. I've done one of these 'little' reviews every year, so I can't break the streak now (sounding like the crazy endurance addict that I am). 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 posts can be revisited. They all offer a thrilling read. You'd be a fool to miss out. The … Continue reading 2018 training/racing summary

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 – 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

Day 4 – Kona Eve/Tracking info

**Two parts to this post - firstly, some tracking info, and then a summary of the day before the race** I wanted to do a quick post just in case anyone other than my Mum & Dad would like to follow along on Saturday. I also wanted to say how absolutely overwhelmed I've been with … Continue reading Day 4 – Kona Eve/Tracking info

Kona day 3 – The real race – Underpants run 2018

T-minus 2 days to go. It seems as if someone is pressing fast forward on a remote control of my life. I’m excited to race, but at the same time, I’m having such a good time, I just want to savour every moment we’ve got here. This morning was the real A-race of the week, … Continue reading Kona day 3 – The real race – Underpants run 2018

Kona day 2 – ‘How are we going to take all these free hats home?’

I was getting too cocky, too soon on yesterday’s blog. No jet lag? Yeah right. I was up at 4, absolutely starving. Thankfully, we’d bought a huge tub of porridge that I can now work my way through - result. After watching the sun slowly rise over the sea from our balcony, I sauntered down … Continue reading Kona day 2 – ‘How are we going to take all these free hats home?’

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’