Thorpe and Egham Half Marathon – Feb 2019

Preamble This winter was more relaxed than last year as I don’t have Marbella 70.3 looming on the horizon, but I still wanted something to train for so I put this (Thorpe and Egham Half) and next month’s Surrey Half (at Woking) in the diary. Training has been somewhat sporadic […]

Weymouth 70.3 Half Iron

Preamble Friday Arrive on Friday having taken the day off. Plenty of time on way down – pop into most excellent in Wareham on the way past to see a race buddy who is doing the bike leg in a relay team last minute. Set off after lunch and […]

Bewl Water Triathlon, August 2018

Preamble Bewl was a warm up event for Weymouth 70.3 later this year – Fink suggests it’s a good idea around this stage of the training plan to do a standard length triathlon, and Bewl seemed like a good option based on location and the timing of other (non-triathlon) life […]

Iron Man 70.3 Marbella

Preamble I think we (the happy sextuplet that made the entrance from #RACESTRING Woking Tri Club) were all up before the alarms on Sunday morning. It was interesting to see the various pre-race rituals going on. For me: Hot Porridge. Cold Rice pudding. Two cups of instant coffee. Early morning defecation to […]

Farnborough Winter Half, 2018

Preamble Last year I ran Farnborough Half in January because Greg talked me into it. The enduring memory I have of it was the minus six degree temperature, and then being far too hot because I’d over-dressed. This year I didn’t have Greg telling me it was a good idea, […]

The Vitruvian Triathlon, Saturday 9th September 2017

Preamble I’m not Chinese, but I know what “The year of the Tiger” is, and “The year of the Rat”, and geeky enough to know that this is without doubt, “The Century of the Fruit-Bat” (thanks to Terry Pratchett – which I use whenever the opportunity arises – usually in […]

VOTwo Dorney Evening Sprint Triathlon 2017

Preamble I was coerced into entering this sprint by Greg. I forget the reasoning. Even without the coercion I would probably have entered it as it’s at Dorney, which is all of 20 minutes’ drive from me, it’s in the evening, and… Why not? There’s nothing terribly spectacular about this […]

Outlaw Holkham Half, July 2017

Preamble For those who know me, or perhaps have read my blogs before, you will be aware that this is the year of the Half Iron Distance. My journey into Tri began 4 years ago, with a couple of sprints and a Bananaman ¾ Olympic distance – the following years […]

Lions Half Marathon, Horsell Common, June 18th 2017

Preamble I’m ginger. I’m the gingerest person I know (excluding my offspring, and when I was their age I could give them a run for their gingerness). You lose it over time of course, and become auburn or white, but at the core of it you’re still ginger. There are […]

Thorpe Sprint Tri – June 2017

Preamble There must be dead animals on other sprint courses, but for some reason at Thorpe I tend to notice them. That and the smell of fermenting wood chips (that is – in my mind at least – exactly the same as the smell of Rooibos Tea) seem to be […]