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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

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

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

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

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

Seville Marathon week

February 17, 2016 1:54 pm

I am excited and nervous at the same time – it’s marathon week! Last year this time I was recovering from my second marathon in lovely Naples! On Sunday 21 February I will be running my fifth marathon & first race of 2016 in sunny Seville. It’s forecast to be... View Post

Time out

January 31, 2016 6:53 pm

Sunday 31 January, day 7 of week 8 It’s been very quiet on the training front this week – I have had to take some unplanned time out from training. I have not done any training since last Sunday when I ran 11km on the treadmill (and managed a new... 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