Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa 2017


May 20th, 2017 by



11th place – 4:03:40

After many months away, it was finally time to dig out my race kit, apply some number tattoos and toe a start line once more. After an initial five week stint of training in both San Diego, California and Boulder, Colorado I finished the trip by heading to the beautiful vineyards of northern California and Napa Valley where the event took place for my season opener.

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Heading out of T1 into the rising sun. Looks can be deceiving … it was a chilly morning.

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OTILLO Swimrun World Championships 2016


September 13th, 2016 by



9th place team – 8:57:21

10km swim / 65km run / 26 Island crossings 

Having raced Ironman Hawaii I was fairly sure I had already reached the limit of what my own toughest racing experiences might ever be. I don’t think I could have been more wrong! OTILLO is without a shadow of doubt the hardest event I have taken part in. This race is, simply put, incredible.

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Andrew Fargus & I after negoatiating 75km of swimrun across 26 islands off the coast of Stockholm. Don’t let my smile fool you.

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Challenge Tønsberg, Norway


September 13th, 2016 by



10th place – 4:26:09

Having never visited Norway, I decided to travel over the North Sea for this Challenge event largely for this reason alone – a tourist if you like. I had raced in Dublin a couple of weeks prior, and I knew I was travelling again the following weekend for another event. However, as much as a weekend at home in the Shire would likely have been the smarter decision, as my woefully underperformance on race day highlighted, I’m still glad I visited Southern Norway. Sometimes it’s not all about the racing and results.

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Riding to ‘The End of the World’ on the southern Norwegian coast: the next stop is Denmark apparently. 

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