Why didn’t I beat my PB?

The provisional results sheet for the Dambuster has been released and my official time is 2:42:29, or 1 second slower than my PB. I think I finished 123rd in my age group and 332nd out of 561 starters. I can’t analyse my performance compared to my age group as...

It’s good to be a triathlete again

Today was all about getting into race mode. I hadn’t done a triathlon since last September’s Vitruvian and I badly wanted to go through all the stresses and panics involved in kit packing, pre-race rituals, warm ups and so forth prior to the big one in...

I am a Multisport Athlete, Honest

Readers of this blog might be forgiven for thinking that this guy is only interested in cycling. It seems to have been all about the bike with post after post about cycle sportives. However, all that is about to change as this Saturday is my first triathlon of the...

Training, pacing and recovery

600 riders had signed up for the Spud Riley Challenge last weekend. I’m guessing that a fair few didn’t take the start. Whatever the number that dropped out, only 218 are credited with a time for the long course, and 126 for the short course. My time of...