2019 review – racing/training summary

2019 is already well and truly in the books, but I've been enjoying my Christmas pudding and mince pies far too much, so there's been a short delay in publishing the much anticipated 'how much training and racing does a semi-mediocre 'athlete' do in a year' post. For those of those of you bored at … Continue reading 2019 review – racing/training 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

Norwich Triathlon – 09/07/2017

This post has a distinct feeling of déjà vu around it. There are just two weeks until I'm taking part in an ironman triathlon. It's early July and thousands of spectators are descending upon Wimbledon, emptying the shelves of all my local supermarkets and leaving me to forage for food in the depths of Wandsworth. … Continue reading Norwich Triathlon – 09/07/2017