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

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 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’

Road to Kona – 2 weeks to go – Chicago race week

I'm trying to find a balance here between annoying my small following with multiple posts and knowing that my Mum is absolutely loving the regular updates. You've got to keep your Mother happy right? Last week was the peak week in the training plan; just looking at the schedule was massively intimidating, so I decided … Continue reading Road to Kona – 2 weeks to go – Chicago race week

Ironman UK; the improved version. A view from the inside, by Katie Lysons

Katie (my long suffering girlfriend) has written a much shorter, funnier report on what really went down this year at Ironman UK. I'll get my coat... Aloha Team, I don't normally do this kind of thing, but I thought I could make an exception for a small achievement. England didn't win the World Cup, but … Continue reading Ironman UK; the improved version. A view from the inside, by Katie Lysons

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