Archive for the 'Florida' Category

Slowtwitch interview

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Thanks to Herbert at Slowtwitch for rigging up an update on me and te start of this season. Always great to get some coverage on this cracking website. – Have a look at the interview here. Meanwhile I’m leaving my wonderful homestay with Carolyn & Tim in St Petersburg to get on the plane home …. A couple of days late due […]

Trek Speed (weapon) Concept!

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

So I made it to Florida in one piece (longest and worst immigration Q’s aside) and am now safely at Carolyn’s house and in familiar homestay territory for April time. AND I had this amazing piece of kit sitting in it’s cardboard box awaiting me – of course I had barely got my ruckack on the ground […]

All go …

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

So I am virtually packed up ready to go tomorrow morning – it has been a wee while since I embarked upon a trip, so I am looking forward to arriving in Tampa tomorrow evening to get ready for St Croix next Sunday. – Fairly lengthy travel, but thats ok – better than no travel at all, […]

Travel updates

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

“Iceland is my least favourite european nation – first the banking crisis and now this bonfire . .  and that shop named after them is for neds  . . . . you can quote me on all that!”  Gavin says it all really.

Today in the Shire

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I had a good day at home in Stirling today. I began the day with an easy swim which I needed since the last few days have been pretty full on training-wise. – That training was made all the easier by the stunning weather we have had this week (see blue sky below for proof) … to the […]

Eric Wynn Photography

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Thanks go out to Eric Wynn for these cracking shots taken at Clearwater. Having long admired his snaps of top athletes from many a major race around the US, it is nice for me to be caught by his lens also. Somewhere around about the half way point – one of the few sections not amongst […]

The day after

Monday, November 16th, 2009

I’ll take some inspiration from  Conrad here after his own World Championship experiences last month – sometimes you give you’re all and it’s just not enough. I’ll write more about my thoughts on the race soon, probably once I am home in Stirling. However, for this evening at least, where there might not be a top […]

T minus 3 days

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Clearwater is fast approaching – its Tuesday night here in Florida as I write, and yet it seems much closer to kick off. I’m starting to get that simultaneously ‘excited and nervous’ feeling, which is good and bad. – Good that i’m feeling it, but bad that there are 3 more days for it to […]

Florida Ironman 70.3, Disney World

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I didn’t finish today and I am not really in the mood to write an extensive report on the subject to tell the truth. It is just really frustrating right now. I was looking forward to moving another step towards full fitness, and had hoped to get myself a top 10 or better, which would’ve been […]

Notes from St Petersburg

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

To say the past week has been stressful and hectic, would be a bit of an understatement, and so updating my website took a back seat. I’ve got some stuff to write about now mind you.

St Anthony’s Triathlon 2009

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Just a quick race update from this morning here in St Petersburg – 14th place, 1:53:16. My leg didn’t hurt either (well, they collectively ‘hurt’ as a pair, but my sore spot didn’t hurt!) – and that is progress in the land-of-Fraser right now, let me tell you. (And I even outsplit the fastest girl on […]

Pre – pre – race day.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

My and Toby Jameson (my solo partner in crime out here since Julie ‘Dibs’ Dibens – or Deeeedens as they say out here – has cracked a rib and declined to join the gang this time around) got out and did a little bicycling this morning. I think I found the joke a little funnier than he […]

Travelling cross country

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I arrived in Florida later on last night, happy to step off the plane to yet another warm climate. Spoilt … that’s what I have become!

The past few days

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

 

Miami International Triathlon 2009

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Today I raced an olympic distance event in Miami. Non drafting. I finished 8th place in 1.52.16. It was a tough day at the office as they say, but a solid start to the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

A swim in the sea

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

This morning I decided to skip the visit to the pool in favour of a splash in the open water. I don’t often swim in the sea – the only time I did it during the whole 3 months I was away in South Africa was to actually race. (When I say swim; I mean […]