Archive for the 'Interesting' Category

Abu Dhabi bound

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Well, it may not be the most appropriate of pictures to attach to this post, but I like what Nikola is doing here (my nutrition has never exactly been an ideal model to follow!) and you never know, if things go well after the race i may be allowed a mojito of two, who know’s?! […]

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 […]

Another day at Trek and K-Swiss camp

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Today we rode LONG – ‘5hrs, 150k and hilly’ long – here is me with Ironman 70.3 World Champion Mikie Raelert before we started outside K-Swiss HQ. – Note the loss of hair?!?

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 […]

Saturday in the ‘Bosch

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

It’s been a week already since the 70.3 last weekend; how the time has flown by. I’ve been keeping myself to myself here in Stellenbosch since my wingman – Toby – has been missing in action whilst spending some time with his lovely fiancee. I’ll let him off! So I have been having some nice food, […]

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 […]

triathlonteam.org – our biggest fan!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Some light hearted fun here from a friend of Nikola, which I think each of us with a site associated with triathlonteam finds pretty entertaining (lack of Italian notwithstanding!) and uniqie!

Awards night at Stirling Castle!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Last Wednesday the annual Stirling Sports Council Awards evening was held in the very impressive venue that is Stirling castle. I was lucky enough to have been nominated by my club – Stirling Tri for the Senior Sports Person category. Having been won by a very distinguished group of athletes over the years – including winter and summer […]

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 […]

V.I.P Future Champion!

Friday, November 6th, 2009

I can get 70 miles to the gallon on this hog! – I couldn’t resist a link to some memerable ‘Dumb and Dumber’ quotes …. its’ potentially my most favourite film (i know, but it is) and therefore I can’t help but laugh (generally out loud) to myself each time I head off down the driveway […]

Motivation needed? Not now

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Last week when I had a wander around Lance’s bike shop here in Austin, Mellow Johnny’s, I took the below picture of this even more famous picture. I have it framed on my wall at home in fact. I see it every morning when I wake up for swimming. – Sometimes it doesn’t work I am […]

The Texas Longhorns…

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

…Volleyball team. Not my usual choice of sport (especially not this version of volleyball … thinking beach to be honest) but since Terra (my wonderful homestay) is the team massage therapist, she had free tickets, and I thought I should go experience something of US culture that I haven’t previously had the chance to. – […]

Longhorn snaps

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I just got a couple of nice images from the weekend drop into the inbox. – Inside the last 5k of the bike, as I took the race lead. Pity I didn’t hold onto it for a bit longer ….. I’m working on that though. As Toby would say “drop ’em like they’re hot”. Photo […]

Pre Longhorn 70.3

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Just about to hit my bed after a lengthy pre race day … always things to do – a bit of exercise to loosen off, a trip to the race site to familiarise, race briefing plus I was asked to join in on the Pro Q&A Panel which was interesting, not least since Victor Zyemtsev from […]