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31 December 2012 0 Comments

Swings and Roundabouts

And so another year beckons. 2013 will be my eleventh season of triathlon and hopefully much better than the season that has gone before. I have already documented the injury-ravaged nightmare of last season. Suffice it to say that I managed to finish just a single triathlon. On the other hand, I successfully completed the […]

14 August 2012 0 Comments

First out of the water

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about my lack of enthusiasm about the forthcoming Olympics and was accused by my regular reader for being a bit of an old curmudgeon about the whole thing. In most respects I was wrong, the sporting spectacle and drama that unfolded far exceeded my expectations and […]

12 August 2012 2 Comments

It’s all hard work and graft

Antonio Rodríguez via Compfight As soon as the amazing Mo Farah came out with the quote above lots of teachers I know started tweeting words to the effect that it was going on their classroom wall as  a quote to illustrate what can be achieved through hard work and effort. I got into a bit […]

5 August 2012 0 Comments

Tough day for triathlon

As usual, because the triathlon at the Olympics is run under the ITU elite triathlon rules, the women’s triathlon was settled by a footrace. Just over 20 athletes entered T2 at the end of the bike section in a pack and nobody outside this group was ever in contention for a medal. If it hadn’t […]

18 April 2012 1 Comment

100 days of indecision

So it’s 100 days to the Olympic games and I confess to be in a bit of a quandary as to how excited I should be. Like many, I attempted and failed to buy tickets. I suppose I could go to a footy match at Old Trafford, but I’m one of those that thinks the […]