Archive for the 'Domestic racing' Category

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 […]

Scottish Duathlon Championships 2012

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

It might be March, in Scotland …. but look at that sunshine! This is me finishing up the bike leg from Sunday’s Scottish Duathlong Champs held at the University Campus here in Stirling. It was a fun morning, and hey, it reached nearly 20C by the time we had finished!

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 […]

The last stretch

Monday, July 26th, 2010

It seems like I’ve been preparing for next Sunday (Ironman UK in Bolton in case you wondered) for so long – waiting for it to roll around/thinking/contemplating/mulling it over  and yet at the same time here I am finding myself surprised that the time is actually almost upon me – the final stretch!

More UK 70.3 ….

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

We were supposed to have flights home from Bristol airport at 8pm on the evening of the race … however we soon realised that it was never going to happen with a prize giving and Clearwater slot allocation that didn’t wrap up till past 7.30pm! – Step up the legendary Graham ‘GC’ Coull who had unfortunatly had […]

3rd UK Ironman 70.3 Title!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I am a happy and content camper indeed this evening …. to try and win at Wimbleball Lake for a 3rd time yesterday has been a goal of mine all year – and so it feels extremely satisfying to have managed to do just that.

TriGrandPrix – Kent

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

On Sunday I took on a world class field at Leybourne Lakes, Kent at the TriGrandPrix and crossed the line as the winner, the reality of which is still sinking in if I am honest. – It was the goal, but to actually tick the box is always tricky. I believe as I spoke to Jose – who […]

LA + back (in a weekend!)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Well, this is certainly going to be a busy few days for me ahead! Tomorrow morning I am on the red eye out of Edinburgh airport (ash clouds dependant) to LA via Paris. It’s exciting – I am going over to LA to meet up with the Trek/K Swiss team for the official launch of […]

Scottish Duathlon Champs 2009; Shire

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The last week has flown by, hence the lack of posts since I departed the South of Spain. – I got home last Wednesday and spent a nice few days back home. Those days included some good swims sets with the squad, a couple bikes rides wearing shorts(!) and a couple trips to Physiofocus to […]

Castles Challenge Triathlon

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Blair and I headed south yesterday morning to be part of the innaugural Total Racing Int.  event in Northumberland. – I wasn’t racing due to feeling less than speedy of late, but hey, Blair threw on his racing flats, ahem, trainers, and climbed the podium with 3rd place!  

UK Ironman 70.3, Wimbleball Lake

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

I’m gearing up for my major goal race of the first half of the racing season this w/e. It’s been an up and down first few months of 2009 racing for me, but I am finally feeling confident about my prospects of being able to race to my potential on Sunday morning. I’m very motivated […]

Scottish Duathlon Champs 2008

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

And we’re off….. the start of the Scottish Duathlon Championships this morning at Stirling University. Spot me in there somewhere if you can.

Scottish Aquathlon Championships 2008

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Sunshine. It happens en Ecosse you know…. Nearly October? Swimming in the sea, and in SCOTLAND?? Yup, needs must, and well, I hadn’t raced a Championship event at home this year. Plus, David had won two events this year already, so I figured he’d had enough already!! Just kidding. Well, not really.

Competitor Radio

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

I was luck enough to head along to the Competitor studio whilst in town in August, and you can listen to it at www.competitorradio.com/details.php?show=258 But i wasn’t the first Scottish multi sport athlete to hang out with Babbit and Huddle . . . . . .

Bala Triathlon podium

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

I tried to suggest that it should be the first place that goes in the middle. But Welsh logic whilst pointing right (my) to left says ‘first, second and third’. Thanks to Evan Dobson for the picture.

Bala Standard Triathlon 2008

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Where is the pontoon going? I last raced at the Bala triathlon in 2001, as a not-so-fast-junior. Yesterday I raced as a not-so-fast-senior!