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

Wokingham half marathon – 18/02/2018

It's been an odd couple of months. With my goal race for 2018 (Ironman UK) still 5 months away, it's difficult to look that far ahead into the future and get really excited. I've done some shorter, low-key running races, but gone into these fatigued and unmotivated, which has led to mediocre (by my standards) … Continue reading Wokingham half marathon – 18/02/2018

Not always (but usually) the bridesmaid

After a barren spell of blog posts, February is off to a flyer with two within a week. If my Mum is to be believed (and she's the only person that has ever said this to me, with good reason), then a career in sports journalism beckons, so I should probably get into the knack … Continue reading Not always (but usually) the bridesmaid

South of England cross country championships – 27/01/2018

It's nearly been a month since my last post. I suppose January is never really much of a racing month. It's more of a, grind out the sessions in the dark and cold kinda month. Not glamorous, especially when you've lost some fitness over the Christmas period, but it's always really pleasing when you start … Continue reading South of England cross country championships – 27/01/2018

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

Thames Meander half marathon – 04/11/2017

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

Amsterdam marathon – 15/10/2017

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

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

Ironman Wales – preview

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