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A mountain excursion

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

On Saturday I rolled out at early o clock with my Trek/K-Swiss team mate Joe Gambles for what would be our last long ride before the up coming Ironman 70.3 World Championships. We went up high towards the mountains and into the thin(ner) air. It was only my 3rd ride up there, as opposed to […]

A trip to Las Vegas

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Sometimes things just seem to work out … but if someone had told me even just two months ago that I would be able to qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas early next month, I would have suggested they were having a (not very amusing) laugh. Little did I know. After my racing […]

The week been and gone

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Nearly 3 weeks of Boulder Time have passed me by already; time really does fly. That means that this weekend I am racing again; right here in town for the Boulder 70.3. So the past 7/8 days have been a mix of solid training (i still need to get fit; there ain’t no hiding from […]

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 […]

Kona Diary – Day 1

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Kona! The Big Island – I am HERE … it all seems a little strange and bizarre but finally (after another 6hr flight from California yesterday) I have arrived. I am here with Julie Dibens, as I have mentioned already. She and I have a cool ‘condo’ to live in, right on the edge of […]

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!

Wattie goes long!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Wattie from Wattie Ink has been helping me out with the sports management side of things so far this season (aswell as Lesley Paterson too), and although his work is very much triathlon … his passion has been bike racing. Well, not so this weekend!! Wattie is going long – Lake Pacid long! For someone who […]

New Sneaks. Final few Days.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

It’s always nice to have some new bits of gear, and since I started to race for the new team I’ve been sent exciting parcels from California on a regular basis. On that note I got a email from Ben over at K-Swiss a couple days back to let me know the new ‘team shoes’ are ready for action […]

Arran adventures

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Honestly – I promise, I am still here. Still alive, and still kicking. Excuses to hand, let me get them out of the way …. we moved house, the internet was up, then down, an now up again – for now  at least. But at the weekend Ali and I headed overseas – aboard the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where has the week gone?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

I’m not sure on this, but it seems only yesterday I was stressing about delay-edness in Florida. It wasn’t however, it was over a week ago. Time really does fly when you are having fun, although the cold tends to dull it oh so slightly … I did however have a wry smile on reading […]

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 […]

St Croix tales

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

If you can, the St Croix 70.3  is one of those races that you just have to do in a triathlon career, that much I have learned and gleaned from others over the past couple years. So here I am, on an island in the carribean, getting ready to hit it out with some of […]

Off again

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

After only a couple of days here in St Petersburg and I am up and ready to leave for St Croix. It’s not even 5am yet but i wasn’t even remotely velcro’d to the bed this morning; guess I must still be jet lagged. And the good news is that my website was down yesterday […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abu Dhabi Triathlon video

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Another funky little Abu Dhabi race video compilation from Wattie who was out there helping us Trek/K Swiss athletes out – many thanks buddy, especially for changing my flat in T1 40 minutes prior to the gun firing. I wasn’t flapping at all. Promise!?!