6 races in 10 weeks: post script

July 10, 2017 7:37 pm

As many of you have seen from my social media, I successfully completed my first Olympic distance triathlon yesterday at Thorpe Park in 3:46, beating my target of sub 4 hours. Happy days! Its definitely not fast by any standard but speed is relative – plenty of room for improvement,... View Post

3 weeks training from zeroish to half marathon glory!

February 18, 2017 11:42 am

I read an article yesterday which said that it takes 20 weeks for a non-runner to get to half marathon finisher.  Of course, I’m an experienced runner but since Berlin marathon in October 2016 the longest I had managed to run until recently was about 7km.  The problem is that... View Post

Look who is back!

February 1, 2017 10:55 pm

As I’m writing this post it’s 1 February 2017. I can’t believe that January has flown by so quickly.  It probably is true that the older you get the quicker time seems to pass. And, I am getting old(er), like everyone else, I suppose. Next month I will be 34... View Post

Mid-2016 review

August 5, 2016 3:33 pm

It’s August already and we are speeding towards the end of 2016! Where have the last 7 months gone? It’s crazy that we are closer to 2017 than the start of 2016!  As we are past the half way mark, it’s a perfect time to recap on 2016 so far: ... View Post

Recap Crystal Palace triathlon

May 17, 2016 7:32 am

On Sunday I competed in my first sprint triathlon at Crystal Palace. Whoop!  As some of you will know, I started training for a sprint triathlon late last year having not ridden a bike in 10 years and having questionable self taught swim technique. I knew that training for a triathlon... View Post

It’s the final countdown… 5 days to Crystal Palace triathlon

May 10, 2016 7:56 pm

I’m not sure where the days went but D Day is only 5 days away! My race is at 9:27am this Sunday. Exciting times!  I’m feeling calm and quietly confident that everything will be OK. A week off recently from training due to illness means I’m feeling rather fresh. I’m... View Post

Newsflash: I’m a triathlete!

April 17, 2016 8:55 am

   About a month ago I decided to sign up to a super sprint triathlon in preparation for Crystal Palace Triathlon on 15 May.  I found IntoTri via Twitter, a free super sprint triathlon in Walton on Thames. The triathlon “Parkrun”, if you will: 400m pool swim, 10km bike &... View Post

The year of the PBs continues!

March 21, 2016 8:45 am

 Today is my birthday! Happy birthday to me.  My friends & family have been asking me for sometime now what I’ve got planned to celebrate my birthday. I’ve responded with “I’m running a half marathon”. I was obviously joking – trying to hide how bad I’m at organising anything for... View Post

Post marathon update 

March 14, 2016 8:59 am

   It’s been nearly three weeks since my last post. Sorry. Where has the time gone?!  Week one post marathon was a write off. I didn’t do anything until the following Sunday – a quick jog & hour swim. I was shattered! Week two was better but I was still... View Post

Seville marathon re-cap

February 23, 2016 12:00 pm

Marathon number 5 is done! It wasn’t pretty & it certainly wasn’t easy. In fact, it was very painful; it took everything I had & the encouragement of my best friend Lida for me not to quit the race. Thank you so much Lida!  We started really well, going strong... View Post