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 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 2018 – Bike & Run

This is part two of my Ironman UK adventure. Part one can be found here Bike I spent the opening few miles concentrating on getting some food and drink on board and settling into a good rhythm. The plan was- don't go out like an absolute lunatic and blow up after 60 miles. I'm always … Continue reading Ironman UK 2018 – Bike & Run

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

Thames Turbo Triathlon – 07/05/2018

Triathlon season is underway. At bloody last. Believe it or not, I've actually got quite a bit going on at the moment, so I'm going to keep this one short and sweet (I can see you all rolling your eyes). For the first time in history we had decent weather for a bank holiday weekend. … Continue reading Thames Turbo Triathlon – 07/05/2018

London Marathon – 24/04/2018

The London Marathon is always one of my favourite days of the year. The atmosphere and general buzz in the days before the race is awesome, and the day itself is unlike anything else you’ll experience in running. If you haven’t done it before, you need to get yourself on that start line. It was … Continue reading London Marathon – 24/04/2018

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