Archive for the 'Ironman 70.3' Category

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 […]

Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Steelhead was never a race that I had planned to race at before I arrived in the US – but after the Boulder 70.3 last weekend I decided to make the trip over to Michigan and do my first ‘back to back’ in some time; it could end in tears, or – I hoped – act as […]

Ironman 70.3 Boulder 2011

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

9th Place: Swim 24:00, Bike 2:03:48, Run 1:29:59 ….total 3:59:50  Yesterday was the next installment in my ‘racing myself back to shape’ programme … let say I maybe underestimated the effects of racing at a mile high elevation after less than 3 weeks of acclimatisation, but lessons were learned and plenty positives taken. Onwards and upwards.

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 […]

A visit to Trek plus a visit from SRAM

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Before I raced at Racine 70.3 last weekend I spent an exciting few days in Madison staying with our legendary Trek/K-Swiss team mechanic Mark Andrews and his family …. it was exciting on at least two fronts: 1. I was getting given my brand new Trek Speed Concept – here is a preview of the bike I did for SRAM […]

Spirit of Racine Roundup

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Let me tell you – this week has been a busy one; starting off with a trip to Switzerland , a couple days at home to pack (read: procrastinate) and head on over to the US for 6 weeks of training and racing based out of Boulder. En route was a visit to Trek in […]

Back to the template

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I’ve had a few days of time off plus a few more days easing back into training and as such Wimbleball has drifted off into the distant past already. It was a fun w/e but I’m now all set with looking forward to the next race on the horizon – the UK Ironman – and that means all systems go with training. […]

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.

Fraser wins Ironman 70.3 UK again…

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Fraser Cartmell won Ironman 70.3 UK for third time. Congratulations to Fraser! Previous titles were taken in 2007 and 2008.

St Croix Ironman 70.3

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

5th place, 4.13.07 I can safely say that was the hardest racing experience I have had for some considerable time, if not ever! What a course – choppy (but beautiful) sea swim, hilly and technical bike capped off with a brutally hot and energy sapping run route. I believe I told myself time after time […]

Nearly time to race

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

So the bike is geared up and the bag is ready and waiting to go. All that’s left is to get to bed and wait for the 3.30 alarm! I’m excited to be racing again, as I said yesterday, it’s one of those iconic races to tick off.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Ironman 70.3 South Africa 2010

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Woohoo! I won! It was 2 years and 3 attempts coming, but I secured a victory in East London on Sunday finally – and it felt good for sure. It’s not easy to win a race these days, so I am more than happy with how I coped on race day to do just that. […]

Ready to race!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Participating in the Press Conference on Friday avo – evidently deep in listening mode!!

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 […]