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New Scimitar Race Kit

I took delivery of my new race kit for team Scimitar Endurance the other day. It looks really good, (even with me in it) and the quality is top notch too – its the same stuff that the TORQ team use. The chamois pads in the bibs tights look really comfortable and well sculpted –...

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Father’s Day without Mum

With Anna away I presume there was some frantic planning to make sure Father’s Day was sorted before she left. I’m sure there were some text messages to remind Morgan as well, or maybe I should give him more credit! However it happened, there was a card along with chocolates and beer presented to me...

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Full on Power

The conditions were just too good to miss once again today. Sunny spells, 20-30 knots SW winds, warm waters and 3 miles of sandy beach. I just had to go windsurfing. My foot was feeling quite a bit better after a couple of days relative rest to allow the wound to heal. It wasn’t fixed...

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The Garden Grows

I may not have been able to mow the lawn this week but at least things are looking good elsewhere in the garden. With Storm Hector hitting Wales I half expected it to look a mess out there but thankfully we didn’t get any massive winds and the storm itself was short-lived. temperatures remained quite...

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And the latest injury is…

There’s always something isn’t there. The latest injury is barely an injury at all, but it’s still preventing me from doing much training. Coming Back from an Achilles Injury I hadn’t been able to run for a couple of month thanks to an achilles injury. Rest was the name of the game for my achilles...

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Dearne Valley Quadrathlon – Results and Photos

The provisional results are out from Dearne Valley Quadrathlon and I’ve spent some time in Excel working out split times, ranks and such like. I’m more than pleased with my times. The win was of course good, but better than that is my time for the kayak section. This time last year I’d be somewhere near...

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Dearne Valley Quadrathlon – Race Report

Eight weeks after injuring my achilles, during which time I missed the first Quadrathlon race of the season, I felt as though it was mended enough to run again. I wasn’t 100% sure how it would cope with a race situation but I was looking forward to the Dearne Valley Quadrathlon so decided to give...

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Summer Continues

The gorgeous summer weather continues here. 25.5ºC yesterday which was plenty hot enough, especially for lawn mowing! 20ºC today was mouch more comfortable and lovely blue skies throughout. The sea is feeling as though summer is here and the garden is growing well. I had a busy day on Monday, starting off the day with a...

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