Irontwit

Mutterings of a triathlete since 2006
A Tough Year

A Tough Year

2017 was a tough year in the Sutton household. After a long and debilitating illness I lost my father in October. In many ways he was a remarkable man, capping off a career in education with the award of a CBE (obituary here). The obituary doesn't mention the fact...

2017 – could do better

2017 – could do better

I'm done for another year. The race bike is booked in to Steve the cycle mechanic for a pre hibernation fettle, and all thoughts of squeezing in a late season cycle sportive or half marathon have been put to bed. It has been a bit of a strange...

Brits at Kona

Brits at Kona

Tri 247 has produced an interesting list of elite British results at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. What's interesting about this list is the comparative success of the Brit women compared to the men. David McNamee's 3rd place finish this year was the...

Losing Focus

Losing Focus

Strava, that website with whom so may of us have a love/hate relationship, has just announced a major revamp which, judging by the comments I've seen, has gone down like a lead balloon. The heart of Strava is its activity feed where you see the exercises recorded by...

Changing Direction

Changing Direction

As the 2017 season peters out in a welter of Atlantic depressions thoughts inevitably turn to 2018. I still have a sportive to do this year before I finally bring down the curtain on a bit of a strange season for me, but it hasn't stopped me from flexing the plastic...

My Triathlon Bucket List

My Triathlon Bucket List

Having reached the grand old age of 54 and competed in 50 triathlons, I have fallen into, I suppose, a fairly reflective mood as the 2017 winds up. I've been thinking about what remaining goals I have in this sport I've come to love so much. As age and injury begins...

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