June, the month for being awesome

June, the month for being awesome

The great thing about June (in the northern hemisphere) is the length of the days. With over 18 hours of daylight in England by mid-month and more in northern Scotland, race organisers use the extra daylight to put on some of the year’s most gruelling adventure...
A Relief To Be Racing

A Relief To Be Racing

After such a miserable, gloomy and wet winter, it was a relief to be pulling on my running shoes in anger to actually race. To be honest, the forecast was pretty much as it has been since November: rain, and more rain. This time it was the impending arrival of Storm...
Irontwit is 10!

Irontwit is 10!

I have just realised that yesterday this blog reached its 10th Birthday. In that time I have posted 495 blogs (if I’d planned this better this would be the 500th post, too). Still, that’s an average of 50 posts a year and about 4 a month. I have never been...

The Cleveland Windman

After the brutal “A Day in the Lakes” triathlon of 3 weeks ago, Saturday’s Cleveland Steelman was supposed to be a breeze (well it was, but not in a good way). I was hoping for 2 things from this event: an overall pb for half ironman (and getting...
Miserable May

Miserable May

Yesterday I went out for a spin on my bike. Nothing unusual in that, except for the fact that it was the first ride in 2015 in which I wore a short sleeved jersey. I cannot remember a year where it has been so cold and wet for so long. Not to mention the wind! It...
The Perfect Hour

The Perfect Hour

Who knew that watching a bloke ride 200 times around a 250 metre track would be so compelling? The Hour Record, until a few years ago,?was one of the great and most prestigious titles in cycling. True legends like Fausto Coppi and Jacques Anquetil are prior holders...