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

Dorney Lake 10km – 12/12/21

The Spring of 2016. It was announced that there would be a referendum to decide whether the UK would stay in the EU. Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to walk in space. England won their last Grand Slam in the 6 nations. Joe Spraggins ran a personal best at the Kingston 10km, when … Continue reading Dorney Lake 10km – 12/12/21

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

JOGLE Day 6 – All roads lead to Lands End

*Day 1**Day 2**Day 3**Day 4**Day 5* Day 6 - Bude to Lands End 100 miles separating us from glory. Most people from this point would probably take the easy route. Straight down the A roads, avoiding the rugged coastline. Most people aren't morons like us. Apparently the direct route was only 90 miles, and it … Continue reading JOGLE Day 6 – All roads lead to Lands End

JOGLE Day 5 – The Queen Stage

*Day 1**Day 2**Day 3**Day 4* Day 5 - Hereford to Bude This was it then, the crux of the entire trip. Ever since we'd started the planning, this day was always looking huge.190 miles.Over 4,000m of climbing. Legs already absolutely trashed after 4 long, long days of riding. I honestly had severe reservations about the … Continue reading JOGLE Day 5 – The Queen Stage

JOGLE Day 4 – Who’s idea was this again?

*Day 1**Day 2**Day 3* Day 4 - Preston to Hereford As devastating as it was, we eventually had to leave Preston behind us, robbed of a night on the town due to local lockdown restrictions. I still haven't worked out what we'd have worn for the occasion, but it definitely would've smelled really, really bad. … Continue reading JOGLE Day 4 – Who’s idea was this again?

JOGLE Day 3 – 200 miles or bust

*Day 1**Day 2* Day 3 - Edinburgh to Preston I think something that slightly blew my mind is that you can cycle 350 miles and still be nowhere near the Scottish border. It's a big place. A big, beautiful place. Shame about the Irn-Bru. Video - Day 3 breakfast Another restless sleep before another extremely … Continue reading JOGLE Day 3 – 200 miles or bust

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

Dorney Olympic triathlon – 06/09/20

6 months! I've got no idea how 6 months passed since I last entertained the world with tales of weird flat cap finance guy v. the world of triathlon. Some of you are probably aware that we've had a small pandemic on the go, and quite rightly people have been focusing on more important things … Continue reading Dorney Olympic triathlon – 06/09/20