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Don’t mess with Texas, round 6

Texas 5, Frankie 1, and an exciting day for women’s racing I’m not sure what it is about racing in Texas. After two terrible days out racing the Ironman in the Woodlands, two simply “meh” races at the 70.3 in … Continue reading

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The great weight debate…

I’ve had an unprecedented level of response to my last post, mostly asking about weight loss and how I did it while training for long-distance triathlon racing. Below follows an attempt to set the weight loss in the context of … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a year of change

2018 was an exhausting year. I moved house, changed my coaching setup and had my longest training and racing season ever. I had an absolute shocker of a race in June, after which I made some fairly drastic changes to … Continue reading

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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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Challenge Fredericia race report, August 2016

Having not really dared to plan anything based on what my body might still be able to do After The Ironman, I was slightly bewildered to find myself still in one piece at the end of June, back training normally a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Where next?

So – having finished Challenge Denmark iron distance in June – I can finally say I am officially back to doing what I love! Of course, the next aim is to do it faster… After Denmark I had a whole FOUR … Continue reading

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A better way forward for pro Ironman racing

A recent article on the future of professional Ironman racing has proposed, in all seriousness, a system whereby the disparity between the number of men’s and women’s pro slots at Kona is increased. “The pro fields would begin at 60 … Continue reading

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Ironman South Africa, 6 April 2014

The coach of my first Henley-winning rowing crew said to us during the lead-up to the race, “You have to be good enough that you can have a bad day on race day and still win.” For me that thought … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paradise…

After starting my 2014 campaign with a couple of months of back-to-back turbo sessions and comedy running outfits… …I welcomed the opportunity to leave the UK for a couple of weeks and practise some other aspects of training.  Sea swimming, … 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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