Winter Training

So the season is over. You have binged to death on beer/burgers/cake/wine – whatever takes your fancy – and have done so in true excessive style (as a result of your likely obsessive-compulsive personality and slight tendency to over-do things). Now you are starting to feel the beginnings of a spare tyre and an inkling that perhaps it is time …

IM World Champs Kona 11th October 2014

I found arriving in Kona a little bit like being dropped into the minds of my non-triathlete friends and family. The small sea side town is typically home to a bohemian vibe and is frequented by surfers, honeymooners and coffee connaiseurs. “Ironman week” sees its population overrun by compression sock and lycra clad skinny brown people with slight tendencies towards …

Challenge Weymouth 15th September 2014

I have never quit a race before. And yet I went into this race knowing it was a distinct possibility. Despite that – it is still a difficult outcome to accept… Mark and I decided only 2 weeks before Challenge Weymouth that I would race the full distance event. I had been toying with the idea of doing the half, …

Ironman Austria 29th June 2014

Two Ironman races within 6 weeks?? A couple of years ago I would not have dreamed of suggesting such craziness. But somehow in January it seemed like a good idea. Two chances to qualify for Kona, eggs in two baskets rather than one. Mark and I had made a commitment to only racing in Kona if we both qualified – …