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1 October 2013 0 Comments

Looks like the naysayers have got their way

I recently wrote about the negative attitude that some people have to road closures surrounding sporting events. Well in the case of Challenge Henley it seems the naysayers might have got their way. Alan Rose, the main man at JustRacing UK, whose events I have been pleased to line up at many times over the […]

11 September 2013 0 Comments

What a difference!

As I hit the 1km to go marker at Challenge Henley I knew my personal best for a half-ironman was gone. That was a disappointment – last year at Henley I was only about 2? minutes outside my pb and that was after an injury ravaged season where I barely dared to do any run […]

6 September 2013 0 Comments

Racing at last

After a frustrating season at last I’m going to be racing on Sunday (famous last words). For the second year running I’m lining up at the Challenge Henley half iron distance triathlon (read last year’s review). The weather forecast for sunday looks pretty good though the heavy rain that’s happening today might make Old Father […]

2 September 2013 0 Comments

Putting a spring back in my step

Yesterday in training I ran a half marathon, the same as the Sunday before. Nothing remarkable in that, especially the time I took (just under 2 hours yesterday), but in the context of what’s gone before you’ll forgive me for feeling extraordinarily pleased with myself. It is now 18 months since I first injured my […]

3 October 2012 0 Comments

Recession, What Recession?

The ink is barely dry on the 2012 triathlon season. All that remains are a few offroad tris and some duathlons. I haven’t written my season review yet and I’m looking ahead to 2013 already. Why? Because the major race organisers are opening entries for some of the big races for next season. Last night […]

18 January 2012 1 Comment

Changing Plans

For 2012 my original plan was to do my 4th Ironman event at Ironman UK in July. However, the family has decided that we are going on holiday to Spain, and with free accommodation available it’s too good an opportunity to turn down. So if Ironman UK is ruled out what are my options? 1 […]