It’s taken me some time to come around to writing this, mostly because I don’t really believe it happened, and was waiting to see more finisher photos for it to sink in. Which it kinda has. So on the 1st of September was I took part in the IM 70.3 World Championships in South Africa, my first time racing any sort of Championship race … Read More When you can say you’re 6th at the IM 70.3 World Champs…
I opened my European race season with IM Rapperswil 70.3 at the beginning of June. I often get asked how I choose my races, and of course there are a variety of reasons. But at Rapperswil, the beautiful scenery and amazing spectators, particularly when running around with the Swiss flag on your bib, are unbeatable. I was relatively relaxed going into the race, and … Read More Rapperswil 70.3
Liuzhou IM 70.3 marked the beginning of my 2018 triathlon season. There was a world class field racing in both the men’s and women’s race. The names Alistair Brownlee and Craig Alexander might ring a bell even to any non-triathletes who have somehow found themselves on my blog. I was ready to race and felt pretty fit after 3 months of solid training with … Read More Liuzhou IM 70.3: 2nd place by 4 seconds, what the time doesn’t tell.
At the beginning of October, I took on my longest (and hardest) race yet, in Weihai, China. I was invited as part of the Shanghai Triathlon Club, a fun and enthusiastic group of triathletes who are also incredibly numerous standing as the biggest Club in Asia.
As those who follow me on Instagram or Facebook will know, my race scheduled for this upcoming weekend (24th of Sept), the IM 70.3 Chongqing, has been cancelled – well officially postponed. It was a bit of a sting when I found out. Of course the race organisers would not have wanted this, as it would have cost them a lot both financially and … Read More Preparing your mental game
Vichy was my first IM 70.3 race as a pro. And boy was it fun. I came fourth out of the pro women, and finished just over 4 minutes after the winner. Knowing my competitive side, many people have asked me if I’m pleased with the result.
On the 8th of March, I broke my collar bone in a rather silly accident. As all accidents tend to do, this one involved a certain element of human stupidity. Actually, quite a lot. Anyways, you live and learn. I was in the Philippines, and it was 4 days before what was meant to be my first race on the Ironman 70.3 circuit as … Read More How I ran a half marathon personal best 7 weeks post-op
Last Wednesday, I arrived in Subic Bay pretty excited. It was the week before the 70.3, and also happened to be my birthday. I’d just come from a fun couple days in Hong Kong, visiting friends and family and having a bit of chill time between two races.
2017 has begun. In fact, we’re well and truly into it. I couldn’t quite believe how February had snuck up on us. Mainly because it also meant that my first race of the year has also snuck up on me. This weekend I will be racing at the Bangsaen Thailand Tri-League race in the “Master” distance: 1.5km swim, 75km ride and 15km run ( … Read More 2017 lesson #1: Listen to your body
This time last year, I had been in Phuket for less than a month. Fresh faced from finishing university, I knew almost no one in Phuket, but I had made the life-changing decision to throw myself into triathlon full time. I wasn’t deemed fit/acclimatised enough to do the Challenge Thailand race that happened at the end of November 2015, admittedly a more challenging course … Read More 1 year on – how things have progressed!
A friend asked me yesterday how I felt about Sunday’s Laguna Phuket Triathlon: my first race racing in the Elite field. It essentially marks the start of my professional triathlon career; as of 2017 I will be racing as a professional on the circuit. I hadn’t really thought about it. In fact I’d kinda been trying not to think about it. But that’s not … Read More A step up in racing
Recently I took part in a different sort of event – similar idea of keeping moving for a long time. But only running. And not on the even road surface but off road on trails and over mountains. Ok, fair enough, the non-triathletes among you will consider this little different to what I normally do, but those amongst you who dwell in the sport … Read More Don’t be afraid to change up the pace