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Boulder biking

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

I have been in Boulder for nearly two weeks already; time to to get over the jet lag; time to get used to the slightly, lets say, elevated temperatures but mostly … time to get used to that little issue of altitude. I’ll write more about settling in soon, but for now I will stick to the […]

Nautica Malibu Triathlon

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

After what is without question the longest gap in my blogging ‘career’ I am now back ‘in the game’ I think; both with motivation to write and interesting material to actually write about! Last Thursday I arrived in Los Angeles and on SaturdayI raced at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon and placed 3rd.  It was an olympic distance […]

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 […]

LA to Stirling to Kent

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

I won’t try to make any excuses for the lack of blog posts … what with spending the weekend in Los Angeles for the Trek Speed Concept lauch and trying my best to go some rounds with Mr Jetlag back home here in Stirling it’s been an interesting but fun few days. I’m all set now for […]

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 […]

Wattie Ink, Trek and K Swiss news

Friday, April 9th, 2010

First up, and something that is exciting to announce, is that I have started working with Wattie for all things sponsor and marketing – I met Sean at our Trek/K-Swiss team camp back in Feb and it’s been great to to be officially accpeted into the gang. – My good pals Joe and Lesley have already been […]

A week in the Aguilas sunshine

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

I’m back! – Home AND writing something on my wesbite …. apologies for such a time lag in the updates. No excuses, but I just got home this morning to the, ahem shall we say, not so sunny Shire. However, it is not bothering me, as we just had 8 cracking days of sunshine back in my old […]

Final day at camp

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Riding out along the Pacific Coast Highway with the guys yesterday. Today everything got wrapped up – quite literally, as my new Madonne road bike has been boxed up and will be winging its way to Stirling without me having ridden it yet. It has been a cracking few days; leaving me super amped and […]

Lesley Paterson

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Lesley has had a fantastic resurgence into the sport … she’s been around for donkeys years however, and it’s fantastic to see her – a Scot no less! –  tearing it up on the world scence once again! www.lesleydoestri.org – check it out!

The last week here

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Well I didn’t do as I said I would – and get a post up on Sunday about the week that was … and here we are on Wednesday already. Time seems to fly by, but that is no excuse. Here are some of the things I have been up to; A run with the […]

Night times in South Africa

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Tonight was spent getting ready for the red eye to East London from Cape Town in the morning. It’s nearly race time already … the last 3 weeks for me here in Stellenbosch have flown by that’s for sure. Last night I had my last hard run since the daytime temp peaked at 44C. Trust […]

A Friday morning in Africa

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Having taken inspiration from our very own Lesley I thought i could do a similar blog post (but with less crammed into the day/morning!) charting my morning ride with Toby Jameson, who is my new ‘roomy’ out here in Stellenbosch whilst we get ready for racing in East London at the Ironman 70.3 South Africa next w/e. […]

Happy New Year 2010!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Last night I had a very African experience – both culinary and cultural – whilst taking in the New Year. We had a large group meal at Moya, organised by Tim as an extension of their wedding celebrations. It was a lot of fun, and a very memorable and relaxed way to wind up 2009. […]

Tim & Kelly Don!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Yesterday Tim and Kelly were married at a beautiful wine estate called the Grande Provence just outside of Franschoek, which is a stones throw from Stellenbosch here in South Africa. It was a fantastic day, set in a stunning venue and thankfully the weather was just ‘one of those days’ you couldn’t wish to change. […]

the white stuff

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Maybe because I’m away soon – real soon in fact – our bike ride yesterday in the snow of Glentress seemed so much more enjoyable than it could’ve done. I mean it was pretty darn chilly up on the hillside out of the trees, the snow/ice on the trails was way past hard pact and […]

The Young Team :)

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Last night I caught up with Mike & Jenni through in Dunfirmline. Other than it being great to have a 6 month catch up with one of my best friends that I have know since the year dot, I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was really lovely to see their little 10 month old […]

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 […]

Lunch with ‘The Ox’ (aka Nick)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Nick Saunders has been in town a couple weeks … me just about one. He is staying down on the coast in Cardiff (slightly prettier than the Welsh version in my opinion) so we are a little too far apart to manage any coordinated training together. However, that didn’t stop us managing to sit down […]

Presenting Bryan Keane

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

    I met him first in May – at the TriAthy in Ireland, and then again at the back end of July, whilst trying to keep up on a long Sunday morning shuffle in the thin Swiss air. – He, Gav and the rest of the Irish squad were also training in the St Moritz region. […]