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

London Marathon – 28/04/2019

Last Sunday I was fortunate enough to line up against (quite far behind) some of the best runners in the world, in my 4th London Marathon. I've said it before, and no doubt I'll say it again - it's the best race in the world. As long as I'm lucky enough to run a time … Continue reading London Marathon – 28/04/2019

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 World Championship 2018 – Run

**This is the 3rd post detailing my race at the 2018 Ironman World Championships. You can find the swim here and the bike here** Excellent. We (me physically, you mentally) have successfully negotiated the swim and the bike, with just my bread and butter to come. The run. That’s where it all began for me, … Continue reading Ironman World Championship 2018 – Run

Ironman World Championship 2018 – Bike

**This is the 2nd post detailing my race at the 2018 Ironman World Championships. You can find the swim here** Where were we? Oh yes. Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Slightly stocky, very annoying bloke from Essex who keeps wearing a flat cap everywhere because he thinks it’s funny has survived the swim and is … Continue reading Ironman World Championship 2018 – Bike

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 – The aftermath

What do you mean this isn't the race report? Surely you can stop having fun on your holidays and get writing?! I want to make sure I let the dust settle and give a full account of what was a truly unbelievable day, so I'll be writing it over the next few days. I can … Continue reading Kona – The aftermath

Day 4 – Kona Eve/Tracking info

**Two parts to this post - firstly, some tracking info, and then a summary of the day before the race** I wanted to do a quick post just in case anyone other than my Mum & Dad would like to follow along on Saturday. I also wanted to say how absolutely overwhelmed I've been with … Continue reading Day 4 – Kona Eve/Tracking info

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 2 – ‘How are we going to take all these free hats home?’

I was getting too cocky, too soon on yesterday’s blog. No jet lag? Yeah right. I was up at 4, absolutely starving. Thankfully, we’d bought a huge tub of porridge that I can now work my way through - result. After watching the sun slowly rise over the sea from our balcony, I sauntered down … Continue reading Kona day 2 – ‘How are we going to take all these free hats home?’