22 July 2015 0 Comments

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 under 5 hours 30 mins would be […]

16 July 2015 0 Comments

Imperfect Preparation

On Saturday I’m supposed to be racing at the Cleveland Steelman at Ellerton Park near Catterick. I say “supposed”, because last Sunday I fell off my bike. It was one of those really stupid and embarrassing crashes that occasionally befall cyclists. I’d been out training hard for 3 hours putting in some big TT efforts, […]

25 May 2015 0 Comments

It pays to shop around

Triathlon has a reputation for being an expensive sport. With a kit list as long as your arm and a cycling market willing to put ever more exotic lightweight and aerodynamic equipment on the market to tempt those chasing marginal gains it’s easy to see how the sport could be viewed as appealing to city […]