The Outlaw Holkham 4th July 2021

The triathletes went in two by two at the Outlaw in the Earl of Leicester’s estate Holkham Hall, north Norfolk. The swim was in the “pond” a lake typically reserved for ducks and swans but opened for the 1.9km swim of this middle-distance event. The water had quite a unique […]

Lakesman Full June 2021

3.45am.  After almost a year and a half of training, the day had finally arrived.   I was going to attempt my first Iron distance triathlon. After a surprisingly good night’s sleep the adrenaline soon kicked in and I got going with everything I needed to do before the race.  Which […]

Lochore Sprint 2021

So the first race back after Covid for many and it was a great day at Lochore Meadows with fantastic weather at last and a great club turnout.

Race Report – The Accidental Duathlete

2020 ETU Duathlon (Standard) GB Age Group Championship – Punta Umbria, Spain 8th March 2020 Encouraged and supported by Colin, I entered the Standard Duathlon qualifier in  Bedford on 13th October 2019 – the dangling carrot was also a visit to see our daughter Caitlin in Loughborough on the way […]

Noosa Triathlon 2019

Competing in the world’s biggest triathlon is exactly what you’d expect it to be like EXPENSIVE bikes, shaved legs, and loud hubs. I was racing on the Sunday morning, however Noosa Triathlon festival had 13 different events starting from the Wednesday with a run, swim, run (1.5km, 750m, 1.5km). Somehow […]

2019 World Championship – Standard

Surrounded by mountains, Lake Geneva is beautiful but it’s not flat. Not today. Today, it feels like I’m swimming in open ocean. I have to be at the top of a wave in order to spot the next buoy , my swimming form is all over the place and to […]

Outlaw 2019

I always said I never wanted to do an Ironman but as I had coached people through them I felt I had to do it once to experience it and know what the training really felt like! My initial plan was to do the new event in Ireland which i signed […]

Monikie Scottish Championship

Monikie triathlon club had put on a  weekend of racing with a youth drafting race on the Saturday and the Scottish mixed relay championships.  This was followed with the individual Scottish Championship and ETU Age group qualifier race on Sunday. Plenty of the club had turned up to take part either […]

European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships 2019

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves but this week it was also host of the Transylvania Multisport European Championships with a range of multisport events including my event the Middle Distance Triathlon a 1.9km swim, 83km bike and a 20km run. Arriving […]