Resilience and Turkish Delight

In my last blog I wrote about the end of the 2015 Kona qualifying year for me – and how missing out shaped my motivation looking to 2016. That determination paid off yesterday – surfacing at the moment that I really needed it. I made the decision to race Ironman 70.3 Turkey mainly because it was perfectly timed as springboard …

Disappointments, decisions and determination

The last race of the 2015 Kona Points Ranking (KPR) season for me was the 70.3 European Championships in Wiesbaden. I took a last minute decision to race after my surprising result at Ironman UK put me within touching distance of Kona qualification. I went to Wiesbaden in two minds. I love racing, but on this occasion I didn’t feel …

Ironman UK Bolton – A very British affair

Ironman 70.3 Haugesund – Norwegian efficiency Norway. If you have never been, go – it is a beautiful country and one where I found I felt totally at home. It has more than a passing resemblance to Scotland, and the people are both incredibly friendly and helpful as I discovered when Mark and I travelled to the Ironman 70.3 in …

Ironman Lanzarote Video

Thanks to Mark Bennett & Hi Vision Producciones for Club La Santa for the great raw video footage of the day.

From food wars to a podium spot at Ironman Lanzarote

I have been fighting food wars since IM South Africa. And sofa wars. Not something you might expect to hear from a pro triathlete with a penchant for healthy nutrition and typically well motivated to train. But there it is. Following Ironman South Africa back in March, my race plan had always been to do Ironman Lanzarote just eight weeks …

Ironman South Africa

Ironman is inherently painful. Race pain is hard to replicate in training, so it is easy to forget just how much it hurts, yet I have the same thought on every long distance race I do – about halfway through the bike. “I had forgotten how painful this is.” How the human body can forget pain so readily is a …

Arncliffe Video

Take a look at one of my favourite climbs in Yorkshire – disrupted by sheep on the way up.