Challenge Roth 2018

July 8th, 2018 by

44th overall – 9.02.22

I started racing long course events over ten years ago in the summer of 2007, and since then I have heard story upon story about how fantastic an experience Challenge Roth is. I certainly don’t ever recall being told it’s not worth the trip, that’s for sure! So finally, this year I managed to make a plan to be in southern Germany in July to give it a go for myself, and start my eighteenth Ironman distance event. A ‘bucket-lister’ without doubt.

swim exit

First out of the water, which ended up being the highlight of my day…. but it was fun!

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Ironman 70.3 Weymouth 2017

September 28th, 2017 by

4th place – 4:11:32

For me, racing has always been a means to travel, and generally to places I haven’t otherwise visited. Weymouth was another addition to that list. The trip was supposed to be bolted onto me competing the previous weekend on the Pembrokeshire coast at Ironman Wales in Tenby. However, since I’d had to withdraw from that race because of an ongoing niggling hip issue, I was now solely concentrating my efforts on this shorter Ironman 70.3 event instead. Given how challenging the weather appeared to be in Tenby, coupled with how tough the Weymouth ride would prove to be, it perhaps ended up as a blessing in disguise.

finish chute

‘The quicker you run, the sooner it’s done’… or something like that… 

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Scottish Olympic Triathlon Championships 2017

September 22nd, 2017 by

2nd place – 2:01:54

I always try to race at home in Scotland during the season, if I can. This year I didn’t think I was going to manage that due to my race schedule clashing with the domestic race dates. However, my plan to race Ironman Wales had to be shelved due to my ongoing injury niggle. I didn’t feel able to race a marathon but I was happy to drop down to the Olympic distance over 10k. Plus, I enjoy a trip to Aberdeenshire for a race at Knockburn Loch too as it’s a great venue, and I like trying to support events there when I can.

knockburn bike

Pushing on during the hilly and technical bike ride around the Knockburn area 

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