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Ironman UK, Bolton 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Happy – proud even, to reach the finish line in second place at Bolton on Sunday. Ironman is a long, tough day for one and all … me included. This was my longest one yet – all 9 hours, 7 minutes of it, and therefore continuing an upwards trend in my finish times – note to self; something […]

Ironman Arizona 2011

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

2011 has been a very different year to that of 2010, thats certainly for sure. Similarities in my Ironman racing during both those years can start and end in the simple fact that I ‘completed’ Ironmans in both years. – In Kona last year I did nothing more than toe  tread water) the start line and cross the […]

Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Steelhead was never a race that I had planned to race at before I arrived in the US – but after the Boulder 70.3 last weekend I decided to make the trip over to Michigan and do my first ‘back to back’ in some time; it could end in tears, or – I hoped – act as […]

Ironman 70.3 Boulder 2011

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

9th Place: Swim 24:00, Bike 2:03:48, Run 1:29:59 ….total 3:59:50  Yesterday was the next installment in my ‘racing myself back to shape’ programme … let say I maybe underestimated the effects of racing at a mile high elevation after less than 3 weeks of acclimatisation, but lessons were learned and plenty positives taken. Onwards and upwards.

Spirit of Racine Roundup

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Let me tell you – this week has been a busy one; starting off with a trip to Switzerland , a couple days at home to pack (read: procrastinate) and head on over to the US for 6 weeks of training and racing based out of Boulder. En route was a visit to Trek in […]

Zurich 5150, 2011

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Two weeks further down the line from the trip to liverpool and with two more weeks of Shire-training tucked away it was time to head towards departures at Edinburgh airport once more. Destination Zurich; for the next round of the Ironman 5150 series of olympic distance racing. I had Ritchie Nicholls as a travel buddy, starting only his […]

Liverpool 5150, 2011

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Keep the ball rolling! – One week on from the season debut at the Scottish Sprints it was up a distance notch for the UK round of Ironman’s new olympic distance 5150 Series in Liverpool at the weekend.  The race was higher profile and a little bit busier than last weekend shall we say, so I was looking forward […]