Tagged: Turkey

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Alanya Aftermath

It’s been a week since I got back from the European Age-Group Champs in Alanya, Turkey. I’m now back in the UK after an amazing trip. I booked my travel independently through Thomas Cook and boy am I glad that I did. Those that booked through the BTF’s preferred travel partner Nirvana had loads of...

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Alanya Panorama

With the Turkey Travelogue Posts finished, here’s a final post with a panoramic photo of Alanya that I took from atop the castle.


Turkey Day 8 – Sights, Sweats and Smells

The final day was upon me and I think I was the only Brit left in town. Everyone else seemed to be Turkish or German and there were very few triathletes left as Alanya recovered from hosting the 2013 European Triathlon Championships. I had to check-out of the hotel by midday so after the biggest...


Turkey Day 7 – Bartering and Bumbling

This was the last day for most of the INTRtri team as they were all heading home today but last nit at the closing ceremony Andrea had agreed that she and Frank would come for a pre-breakfast swim with me. Now, you know me, I’m Mr. Reliable when it comes to these things, the early...


Turkey Day 6 – Alanya Castle, Geocaches and Closing Ceremony

With the racing over it was now time to relax. These international triathlon events are brilliant and take me to places I might not otherwise have gone, but in the run up to the race there isn’t much time for anything other than race preparation, race panicking and race nerves, so it’s nice to have...


Turkey Day 3 – Run, Registration and Swim Recce

Day three started OK. When I first woke up I looked at the time on my iPod Nano and it said 2am so I forced myself back to sleep. Next time I checked it said 4:15am so I got up, and then realised that I hadn’t yet changed the time on my iPod Nano to...


Turkey day 2 – Bike recce, sea swim and finding my way around

The start of day 2 merged with day 1 really as I was still travelling, but after trying to sleep it was time for breakfast in the hotel. Breakfast was like the rest of the hotel, basic but fine. I then met up with a rep which brought up the whole bike transfer fiasco again...


Turkey Day 1- Coolest Good Luck Card for Triathlon

I finally made it to Turkey! There was a bit of a delay in Birmingham thanks to a strike by the French air traffic controllers and I was there early anyway so ended up having to wait around for about 7 hours. The flight was a little cramped but OK and then I had issues...