Race Reviews

Ironman 70.3 rapperswil-jona

The bike was tough and climbs long, with some  lasting over a 7km and at places a 13% gradient.   Apologies for the delay in posting up this race report but work has been pretty hectic although that has not resulted in any reduction in the training. So back to race… Switzerland…Always sounds beautiful but…Read more Ironman 70.3 rapperswil-jona

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Outlaw Half 2018 – 1st triathlon of the year!

It was a great race for early season and reflective of the hard work and new coaching over the past few months.   Since my bike crash last year there have been ups and downs in the recovery process and lots of appointments to get a diagnosis and some treatment. But am on the mend…Read more Outlaw Half 2018 – 1st triathlon of the year!

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Ironman Florida 2017: Take 2

It has been sometime since my last write up but it’s been a really tough few months…   End of September I was involved in a bike accident where some idiot decided it was ok to reverse around a blind bend at the bottom of a hill with no signs or warnings he was doing…Read more Ironman Florida 2017: Take 2

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IRONMAN FRANKFURT: COLD’s, MED TENT & 32oC OF JOY!

Roll on July 9th That was the thought process in the months leading up to Ironman Frankfurt. I felt ready and was shooting out some great training sessions as well as some long training hours, effort and coin on route to what I though would be a big PB. Pre-race blues! One thing that seems…Read more IRONMAN FRANKFURT: COLD’s, MED TENT & 32oC OF JOY!

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Outlaw Triathlon – A lesson in quick fixes!

Here we are for the 1st tri of the season and a 70.3 is always a great way to open the account for 2017… The Outlaw is a bit of an institution in the UK and has a super loyal following due to its fantastic team of organisers and atmosphere on the day. However, May…Read more Outlaw Triathlon – A lesson in quick fixes!

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Barcelona Marathon 2017 – 1st race of the Season

It was looking like it was going to be a cool day, which in my book is a good day.   I had ran the Barcelona marathon a few times before, with the last being in 2014 so knew it can always be a challenging event due to the heat. However, it’s the luck of…Read more Barcelona Marathon 2017 – 1st race of the Season

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Ironman Barcelona 2016

Sub 10 at last… Time for the last race of the season…Went out 2 days early and the start of the holiday was not great. I booked the event and accommodation via Nirvana and we stayed at Hotel President as it was simply close to the event and one of the few hotels left when…Read more Ironman Barcelona 2016

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Ironman Austria 2016

Going so well… Made it out to Austria 10 days pre-race and stayed at the race hotel (The Seapark). Had not had the best run into the event as could not get rid of a recurring chest infection in the month running up to the event and also had some type of viral infection in…Read more Ironman Austria 2016

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Outlaw Half Ironman 2016

The Outlaw has become a bit of an event in the UK at the full distance (Ironman). So after hearing the good stories thought I would throw my hat in for this middle distance tri to see how my swim, bike, run was improving after taking much of 2015 off. Again I went into the…Read more Outlaw Half Ironman 2016

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North Lincs Half Marathon 2016

Kicking of the new year! I have been running the North Lincolnshire half marathon for the past 3-4 years (albeit slowly ha) and the tape2tape.co.uk team have been putting on a great event on a great course. The locals also do their part including the kids from scouts and brownies at the feed stations. So…Read more North Lincs Half Marathon 2016

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