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2 December 2015 1 Comment

My Favourite Triathlons

Updated November 2015 and first published in 2010 These are my favourite triathlons. Most of them I’ve done more than once, and you’ll notice that they are all lake or reservoir swims (except Windsor, which is a river swim, and Wales which is a sea swim). They also all have countryside based bike legs. Not […]

7 September 2008 1 Comment

Little Stories

I completed the Vitruvian Triathlon yesterday in a personal best time of 5 hours 48 minutes, some 15 minutes better than my previous best half-ironman. The times was made up by being some ten minutes faster on the bike and five minutes faster on the run.? ? ?? Unless you’ve been loving in a darkened […]

4 September 2008 0 Comments

Time to Vitruviate

It’s that time of year again. The Vitruvian Triathlon is one of my favourite events. Set around Rutland Water it roughly equates to a half Ironman, but the swim is slightly longer, the bike slightly shorter and the run about the same. The loyal reader will remember that last year I dropped out due to […]

12 September 2007 0 Comments

A Frustrating End to a Frustrating Season

On Saturday I dropped out of the Vitruvian Triathlon, my first failure to finish in 18 starts. The reason: yet again I fell ill in the run up to an event (if you recall, earlier in the year I dropped out of the Etape du Dales due to a stomach upset in the run up, […]

11 September 2006 0 Comments

New Verb: to Vitruviate

Come on in the water’s lovely! What else would you rather be doing at 7 o’clock on a Saturday morning (click on the photograph to enlarge the image)? Actually, at a very nice 20 degrees Celsius, Rutland Water itself was a darn sight warmer than standing on the bank waiting for the start. The weather […]

3 September 2006 1 Comment

Vitruvian Preview

Next Saturday (9th September) I am doing the Vitruvian Triathlon based on Rutland Water. It’s more or less a half-ironman event with the swim and bike being slightly shorter and the run slightly longer. After the difficulties I had at Wimbleball I figured that a reconaissance of the bike course might be a good idea! […]