Category Archives: Race reports

Ironman 70.3 Dublin race report, August 2016

I entered this race because all my friends seemed to be doing it…. which seems like a bad reason at first glance, but over the years I have learnt that racing needs to be fun as well as hard! I’d also … Continue reading

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Kona Part 3: after the race

We were very lucky to have both scraped together enough time away from work to stay in Hawaii for an extra week after the race.  The first couple of days were spent recovering: we were both exhausted. Two days after … Continue reading

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Kona baby! Part 1: How not to prepare for World Championships

Having qualified against all odds at IMUK, I didn’t have long to pick myself back up before Kona.  As well as a perfectly-timed and remarkably persistent chest infection, I’d had a niggling stress response in my foot ever since Bolton … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Vegas, 8 Sep 2013

Having qualified for Vegas to great excitement a full year earlier, by the time the race rolled round it had become an almost unwelcome distraction from preparing for Kona.  I was exhausted after a long season and was trying to … Continue reading

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Ironman UK race report, 4 Aug 2013

This was rapidly rebadged as my A race of the 2013 season following a nightmare race in Texas back in May.  I was desperate to see how fast I could go and whether I could get my hands on the … Continue reading

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Galway Ironman 70.3 triathlon

Galway 70.3, 2nd Sept 2012: My first triathlon, and the most positive sporting experience I had in 2012 by a factor of lots I entered this race to give me something to pull myself out of the pit of sadness … Continue reading

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