The Bastion, Hever Castle


July 18th, 2014 by



1st place – 9:56:54

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The ‘Bastion’ Iron distance on Sunday was my longest day of triathlon to date and I hope that it remains that way for the forseeable future! Having raced the Half distance ‘Gauntlet’ last Septmber over much of the same course I felt confident I had a good idea of what lay ahead, but 140.6 miles certainly adds a new dimension to racing particular (off road and lumpy) terrain!

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IM France, Nice 2014


July 16th, 2014 by



From Briancon in the Alps with two train journeys under my belt and I was on the Cote d’Azur and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Ali had planned this event as her qualification race for hopefully getting back to Kona later this year and I was chief supporter for the trip. I’d rested hard on the trains in anticipation ;)

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Although we came to have a look at the bike course at Easter, this was my first stay by the coast and in the city itself. – The views were spectacular! Read on …

Riding in the French Alps


July 8th, 2014 by



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After racing in Spain at the Zarautz Triathlon I was fortunate enough to be able to join in with Triathlon Performance Solutions  summer training camp. Having been involved in their winter camp at Playatis back in February I was looking forward to meeting some new faces amongst some amazing cycling terrain around Briancon, in the French Alps. Read on …