Tag: travel

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When you can say you’re 6th at the IM 70.3 World Champs…

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…

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1 year on – how things have progressed!

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!

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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 your life – or not at all – is … Read More Going Solo

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Target your weakness

We all love to do what we’re good at, it’s only natural. If you are able to hold a note and sing like a lark, of course you will enjoy showing off this skill in front of an audience – I still don’t understand how people do this, one karaoke night was enough to prove I’m tone deaf. It’s hard to admit but at … Read More Target your weakness

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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 training in the tropical heat of Thailand.

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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 awesomeness of the race until race morning.

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A Juxtaposed Christmas at the Genocide Museum

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