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.
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.
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
For those of you who celebrated Christmas, I hope it was extremely merry, and for those of you who didn’t, well, I hope you had a great week. Over the holiday, I took an actual holiday from training. Some time completely off to recover from a couple of intense months of swim, bike and running. I was fortunate enough to explore a different country in South … Read More A Juxtaposed Christmas at the Genocide Museum