When do you stop believing in fairy tales?

You see it all over social media. Defying the odds and coming back better than ever. Striking back in the face of adversity and proving that 'you can do it, if you just set you mind to it'. But what about if your body doesn't let you? What if it's actually broken beyond repair? You … Continue reading When do you stop believing in fairy tales?

2021 review – racing/training summary

So here we are again, at the end of another year already. This will be the 8th annual summary! We're through an entire Harry Potter series worth now (with a similar number of fans, I can only assume). The epic back catalogue can be found here; 2014201520162017201820192020 2021 started off in a similar fashion to … Continue reading 2021 review – racing/training summary

Ironman Estonia – 07/08/21

Tallinn, Estonia. It's much further north than you think it's going to be. Looking out to sea from the port area, you can't quite see Finland, but it's very close. Once part of the Soviet Union, it's now a thriving independent state. Anyway - that's the serious stuff done with; you only came for the … Continue reading Ironman Estonia – 07/08/21

2020 review – racing/training summary

2020 - let's not try too hard to remember it. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster of a year, and I know lots of people have really suffered in a number of ways. But, there's still been plenty to smile about. The real silver lining probably being that this post might be shorter than … Continue reading 2020 review – racing/training summary

Outlaw X middle distance triathlon – 27/09/2020

Right then sports fans - we've got an actual race to report on! None of this, 5,000 laps of Eton Dorney where your pedal falls off and there only ends up being 4 finishers in your age category. Instead, an actual big event, stacked field, can't sleep the night before because of nerves kind of … Continue reading Outlaw X middle distance triathlon – 27/09/2020

Big Half marathon – 01/03/20

Two posts in a week! My fingers are smoking from typing so much. The main positive from signing up to some races (apart from getting fitter), is providing more content and opportunity for me to put myself in a compromising or unfortunate situation, which is usually what people find the most entertaining. No pointless pre-amble … Continue reading Big Half marathon – 01/03/20

Cape Peninsula Half Marathon – 16/02/20

Good morning/afternoon sports fans. Yet another slightly longer gap between posts. Not me being lazy this time, just no real races of note to report on, and nobody wants to hear 'I ran x miles on Monday followed by swimming x miles on Tuesday etc etc' - people only read to hear about me making … Continue reading Cape Peninsula Half Marathon – 16/02/20

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

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