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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

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

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

Snow-good

January 22, 2016 5:01 pm

Friday 22 January 2016, day 5 of week 7 I can’t believe it’s more than two weeks since my last blog post. Sorry! I have been really busy and training is eating up a lot of my free time. Most evenings I am getting home quite late and only have... View Post

New PB and scaling back

January 6, 2016 9:21 pm

How is the first week of 2016 going for you? How are your resolutions coming on? New 5km PB  I have to admit that before I discovered parkrun I had never really concentrated on improving my 5km time. It has always been about endurance, rather than speed. So I have... View Post

Happy New Year! How was 2015 for you?

December 31, 2015 5:13 pm

It’s New Year’s Eve; the weather was beautiful today – it was crisp, sunny with a slight breeze. It’s far too warm for this time of year. I spent the morning walking on the Heath and reflecting: on 2015; what I have learnt; what is important to me; my goals... View Post

Swimming is a big thing earthlings do

December 28, 2015 7:30 pm

Monday 28 December 2015 – day 1, week 4 of triathlon training Merry Christmas! I hope you have had a great time with your family and friends, eating lots of food and generally being lazy! I too have taken it a bit easy over the last few days. I have... View Post