“Just do as you’re told”

These words may be very familiar to you, whether it’s because you’re a teacher and you use them frequently at work, or as a parent at home, or like me, you heard them all to frequently whilst you were growing up. Whatever the case, what does this phrase really tell someone?

Impartial Marshalling

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the eye-opening experience of both racing and marshalling major triathlon races. The first of the events – Laguna Phuket Triathlon – I raced. Although I was aware of draft marshals out on the bike course, I was also aware that for a lot of the course,…

Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2015

Initially I thought Chicago was to be my last race of the 2015 season, but then there was a change to plan. I decided to take some time to focus on triathlon whilst training in Phuket, and suddenly LPT 2015 was set to be a pretty incredible race for me for several reasons. Firstly, my new training…

H2Pro Hydrate Sweat Test

In my two ‘A’ races this year – the Zell-am-See 70.3 World Championships and Chicago ITU Standard distance AG World Champs, it’s fair to say I was slightly disappointed by my results. In both instances, the results weren’t “bad”, with 7th and 5th place in the World respectively, but what was “bad” was how I…

External Forcing

In my previous post, I mentioned the analogy between human and Earth’s boundaries. How if we go at something full force without taking a break to recover, we’ll eventually burn out, in the same way that we’re burning our planet out. But some deep thoughtful friend of mine threw in a wild card: what about…

Why I’m here…(electronically speaking)

As part of my Master’s degree, I started keeping a diary to note down significant speakers, companies or friends who had said something influential to me regarding my attitude towards sustainability and the environment. Initially, I was slightly against the idea, but as the term went on I got very enthusiastic about my little notebook.…