Challenge Roth – 07/07/2019

Challenge Roth is one of the biggest triathlons in the world. It’s been running since 1984, taking place in the small town of Roth, near Nuremberg, in Germany. Ever since I started triathlon it had been on my bucket list of races to do, and when I got the chance to sign up shortly before … Continue reading Challenge Roth – 07/07/2019

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

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 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?’

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’

Chicago – Part 1

It feels like we’ve been counting down to this day for months, as everyone else has swanned off on summer holidays and we’ve had to make do with picnicking in Richmond Park. To be fair, there’s nothing wrong with Richmond Park - it’s just not quite Hawaii. After getting through the ordeal that was taking … Continue reading Chicago – Part 1

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 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