Triathlon de Thonon: fight till you’ve finished, not till it hurts.

Well they say no pain no gain right? It turns out the additional adrenalin you get when you hurtle yourself off a bike also results in making rather interesting decisions, despite the  pain. So, last week I did Thonon Triathlon (olympic distance) in the most stunning setting on Lac Leman. Other than absurd traffic getting there, race …

Aggression vs Patience

Following my race at Ironman 70.3 Rapperswil, I realised the importance in having the right mental attitude when going into a race. I had qualified for the World Championships already, so I was racing with the aim of achieving personal objectives. Perhaps for some this would involve less self-inflicted pressure, but considering my self-competitive nature, it did not feel …

Going Solo

So I'm in Europe for the Summer/ Monsoon season - depending on the reader. If I've learnt anything in the past year is that you don't know where life is going to take you next. What's waiting for you around the next corner. Whether a decision you make today will have a major impact on …

Training in the Tropics

Despite the unexpected recent snow, hints of Summer are supposedly beginning to shine through in the more Northern northern hemisphere (i.e Europe). With these longer days and warmer weather, and more people training in hot conditions away on training camps, I thought I would share some of the most important lessons I've learnt over the past 6 months about …

3 Sports in 3 Countries in less than 3 hours: The Golden Triangle Triathlon

How many of you have had the experience of visiting three countries in one day? Now imagine doing that in one race - it’s a truly unique experience. Last weekend, my team-mates and I travelled to Chiang Rai in the North of Thailand to take part in the Golden Triangle triathlon. I didn’t fully appreciate …

The ‘F-words’ I learnt at the Amarin Unlimited Outdoor International Triathlon

Last weekend was a new experience for me. I was lucky enough to be invited to race as part of the Amarin Unlimited Outdoor International Triathlon race team at their own event in Cha'am. What a race- with not only a few jellyfish dramas but also my first overall female win in Asia. Rather than bore you all …