2016 Ironman UK, Bolton


July 23rd, 2016 by



9th place (7th MPro) – 9:24:31

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This is my ‘glad to be finished’ face after a long day of racing.

This was my 5th time racing in Bolton since 2010 and given it was my first full distance event since Ironman Hawaii last October I was looking forward to being back and certainly ready to get back on the horse, so to speak. Sometimes however, it just doesn’t quite pan out on the day as you had hoped it might.  Read on …

Scottish Duathlon Champs 2016


March 31st, 2016 by



2016 is a new year, and this weekend saw me start this new season wearing new racing colours. – I am now a part of the Pewag Racing Team, which is Austrian sponsored and based, but is composed of an international group of 9 professional athletes. I look forward to wearing the kit and promoting the brand in international competition over the coming months.

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The Stirling Duathlon has many times been a season opener for me, and as long as I am at home and in the country, I will do my best to race. I might not entirely enjoy the idea of running and biking (and running some more) in the mud, wind, rain, hail and cold… But I’ll get on with it😉  Read on …

Ironman World Championships; Kona, Hawaii 2015


October 23rd, 2015 by



38th place (391st overall) – 10:07:08

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The infamous ‘Hawi Express’ pulls out of the station

There had been a long time between drinks. It was 5 years since my last (and only) race on the Big Island – the biggest race of them all in non drafting triathlon; Ironman Kona. This goal of qualifying for Kona once again had essentially started two years beforehand when I was on the island supporting Ali on her very first attempt at the distance, but started for me in serious earnest just over one year ago at IM Wales. However, with some reasonable reflection since returning home I can now grasp why it was this very (drawn out!) process that resulted in my finish time being over an hour slower than ever before in an M-dot.

Read on …