Edinburgh half – 26/05/19

12 years ago, I ran my first half marathon, venturing across the border to Edinburgh. It wasn't pretty and I didn't have a Scooby Doo what I was doing, but I got around. That evening, we went out for a celebratory meal, discussing whether or not I'd ever do another one. Consensus at the time … Continue reading Edinburgh half – 26/05/19

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

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

Edinburgh half-marathon – 28/05/2017

The year seems to be flying by as we now found ourselves at the end of May, with just 8 weeks to go until my first ironman of the year – the Outlaw triathlon. Just putting that into writing slightly terrifies me, especially with the lack of swimming I’ve been doing but let’s gloss over … Continue reading Edinburgh half-marathon – 28/05/2017

New Year’s Day Triathlon – 01/01/2017

New Year's Day is usually spent lounging around in bed for a few hours before dragging yourself out for a walk or down to the pub for a couple of drinks to try and stave off the impending hangover. This would've sounded like a dream day for the old me. Unfortunately for my family and … Continue reading New Year’s Day Triathlon – 01/01/2017