Archive for the 'Ironman' Category

Ironman UK, Bolton 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Happy – proud even, to reach the finish line in second place at Bolton on Sunday. Ironman is a long, tough day for one and all … me included. This was my longest one yet – all 9 hours, 7 minutes of it, and therefore continuing an upwards trend in my finish times – note to self; something […]

Ironman Arizona 2011

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

2011 has been a very different year to that of 2010, thats certainly for sure. Similarities in my Ironman racing during both those years can start and end in the simple fact that I ‘completed’ Ironmans in both years. – In Kona last year I did nothing more than toe  tread water) the start line and cross the […]

Fraser Cartmell Ironman Arizona 2011 results

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Mr. Cartmell placed at Ironman Arizona 2011 in 26th overall and as 25th PRO. Swim: 48:44 Bike: 4:28:00 Run: 3:29:03 Total: 8:50:14 Bravo! Long season…

Fraser’s photos from Ironman World Champs

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Photos by Richard Melik.

Fraser Cartmell 29th @ Ironman World Champs

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Fraser did his first Ironman World Champs. He was 30th (29th PRO). Great! Hope he learned a lot and hope he comes back in 2011. Unfortunately could not find a photo of him racing in Kona so I used one of his older photos.

2010 Ironman UK: 3 from 3!

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Ironman was something I have always been in awe of since I started to race triathlon – the distances alone are pretty crazy when you sit down and actually think about them! – but from the start of the year Ironman UK has been a firm target for me and that ensured I was always looking forward […]

Fraser Cartmell won Ironman UK 2010

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” Muhammad Ali Fraser Cartmell won Ironman UK 2010! Bravo! Results are here.

Fraser Cartmell is doing Ironman UK

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

In 2008 Fraser started but did not finish Ironman UK. Tomorrow he will try again. Watch Fraser at Ironman.com.

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 […]

Ironman Kona 2008 rundown

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

This is going to be quick – I’ve got to get to bed for my flight to San Diego tomorrow morning . . . but What about CHRISSIE Wellington?! Superb, although there was nothing unexpected about the domination she showed out there on the lava fields. Truly inspirational stuff I felt.

Ford Ironman World Championships 2008 – preview

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Photo by Rich Cruse Kona is all bustling and ready for action; the biggest triathlon of the year is nearly upon us, and there are 1800 Ironman athletes assembled on the volcanic Island to get the race underway on Saturday morning.

Getting ready for Ironman 70.3 World Championships …. soon!

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Alhough it is nearing the end of the season for many folk, i’m still looking further down the road. The 2008 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater, Florida is a mere 8 weeks away, and it is a big goal or mine.

Ironman UK 2008

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Well, i didn’t finish. Just to clear that one out of the way. Unhappy? Of course. Stiff and sore today? Aye. But not really much worse than if i had emptied the tank racing a 70.3. My point being? Simply that i was never going to ruin the end of my season by simply finishing an Ironman, […]

Countdown to Ironman UK 2008

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

It’s Thursday morning and we’ll head off down the road in the general South West direction a bit after lunchtime. Blair and i are thumbing a lift with our great friends/second family/often-helpers-in-a-bind/supporters and most recently providers of transport (alas, the Clio died a death and we had to scrap it…. but thankfully there was a Punto going spare for […]