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
Cover Photo: Sprint finishing against the coach, Jurgen Zack. As they say….it’s not a honeymoon. Last weekend I decided to mix up my training a bit by taking part in the 10.5km race at Laguna Phuket Marathon. Having been injured recently and not been able to compete in triathlons, it was the perfect excuse to get back on the start line. The event was … Read More Smashing out the 10.5km to take the Win
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
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
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 training in the tropical heat of Thailand.
Most people who do triathlon competitively, or any other sport competitively, or any other hobbies competitively, are likely to be very good at putting pressure on themselves. It’s one of my fortes. In some situations it is a forte- but for some it can be harmful, and just end in disappointment. So for my first triathlon of 2016 – my first real “test” since … Read More Race Report: Bangsaen Triathlon 2016
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 group Z-coaching calls Laguna it’s home, and thus for the club … Read More Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2015
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 external influences to these ‘closed’ systems with defined boundaries?
How time flies! Apparently it’s been over a week and a half since I landed in Phuket, and my body can certainly verify this. After taking several weeks ‘off-season’ in Sept/Oct, with minimal physical exertion, just enough to keep the legs ticking over, training in Phuket has certainly been a shock to the system. Especially in the swimming department, where 20 km weeks are … Read More Sustainable Development – An Athlete’s Persepective
This race was the last in my pretty packed 2015 triathlon season. Coming second at the Deva triathlon qualified me to compete for GB in the Olympic distance age group World Championships.