Category: Triathlon

I was supposed to be doing triathlons for fun, but somehow ended up competing in various British, European and World Championship age-group events for Team-GB and managed to become European Age-Group Champion in 2013. Posts about my training and races will be in this category.

Race Number 6

Shrewsbury Quadrathlon – Race Report

At last, after my first ever Quadrathlon at Brigg back in May, I was toeing the line again at the Shrewsbury Quadrathlon. Injury and illness had kept me from competing at a number of other events throughout the year which was a shame as I had hoped to do all of the trophy series races, but...

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Windsurf Board Racking 2

Maximising your Time on the Water / Trails / Slopes

We’re all busy people and there are never enough hours in the day to fit everything in. I think I do better than most people though. Despite having a young family, a job, running my own business and all the usual chores to do I still mangae plenty of recreation time by maximising my time....

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Quadrathlon 2

Brigg Bomber – My First Quadrathlon

When three sports isn’t enough what do you do? The Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon of course! My first ever quadrathlon and a bit of a mixed bag for me. All good fun though and that was the whole idea. My First Quadrathlon You may have noticed a lack of posts about triathlon training lately. Fewer than...

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Training Week 2

Another Green Training Week

Thought I’d update you on the fact that my second full week of training with a new training plan was a successful one. Once again all the planned sessions in my training week were coloured green. This indicates that I had completed them as planned. It was a fairly similar week to the previous week...

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Fishguard Half Race Simulation 1

Race Simulation

My training for the upcoming Ocean Lava Half-Ironman distance triathlon has been going from bad to worse. In fact as mentioned previously I haven’t really been ‘training’ this year, just exercising. I’ve had a shoulder injury so no swimming. I’ve had achilles problems which has stopped me running a little. Then last week I had some...

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Race Overview 5

TrainerRoad and Best Bike Split

Feeling completely unprepared for the upcoming Fishguard Ocean Lava Half Ironman distance triathlon that I’m supposed to be doing in a couple of weeks, I thought it was time to simulate riding the course. I didn’t have time to head to Fishguard again to ride the bike route. So, instead I decided to replicate it on...

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A Half Marathon Run 4

A Half Marathon Run

I’ve been keeping this relatively quiet, but the Half-Ironman distance triathlon that I pulled out of last year is looming fast. I pulled out last year due to my plantar fasciistis injury but my entry was deferred for a year so I’m still signed up to do it. My foot seems better but I haven’t...

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Dyfi Estuary Pano 0

Full on Friday

That was a good day, especially as it was only Friday and not even the weekend. Up early as usual after a poor nights sleep for an hour or so of work on the computer and then off for a fairly hard 70 minute run from home. It shouldn’t have been that hard as it wasn’t...

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FTP Test 1

Training, Racing and Recreation Balance

You may have noticed that although I’ve still be fairly active, cycling, running around the coast path and such like, I haven’t been posting about any proper training and certainly nothing about any races. This is all due to the fact that I’ve had a few niggling injuries. Injuries Last year it was plantar fasciitis,...

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