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Back in Boulder!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

I was in Boulder during April/early May and then whilst the greater portion of the long distance triathlete population were here enjoying the wonerful Coloradian summer, I was back home in, well, sunny Scotland. And now with most folk leaving for warmer climes as winter fast approaches here in the foothills of the Rockie Mountains … […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

Pre Abu Dhabi!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

It’s nearly race day … and boy has it been a few days of hanging around an waiting for it to arrive. I’m not much of a fan of emersing yourself amongst you’re rivals and competitors for days on end before an event, but there wasn’t much choice for this race. It was a  long […]

Are you winning?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I am I think. I’m back at the ‘grindstone’ (it’s a hard life in the Southern Hemisphere sun!) and it’s going fine. 4 days of the week gone, 500ks to the good with a smattering of solid swim and run work thrown in. A couple of massages for good measure and the odd cafe stop […]

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 […]

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. – […]

SoCal.

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Southern California. That’s what the cool kids seem to call it anyways ….. A few days in already. Time flies. After a late arrival in Los Angeles I stayed in the airport (well, a hotel room, not a terminal bench) on Monday evening and then drove myself the couple of hours south to the San […]

Scottish Duathlon Champs 2009; Shire

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The last week has flown by, hence the lack of posts since I departed the South of Spain. – I got home last Wednesday and spent a nice few days back home. Those days included some good swims sets with the squad, a couple bikes rides wearing shorts(!) and a couple trips to Physiofocus to […]

Aguilas out

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

A slightly shorter than initially planned trip – 9 days as opposed to 12, but it’s still been a great little block of training in the sun down here in Spain. It’s been 2 full years since I trained here, and back then it was pretty much the only place I coulf get to for […]

Aguilas day 3

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

For lack of anything better to add, here is a picture of the coast as I rode today. I sneakily avoided the Spanish downpour that pelted down from 12-2pm (siesta time anyway) and got out once the roads dried …. it doesn’t work like that in Scotland, I’ll tell you that for free!

Scottish Champs, Gullane

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Windy? Yup. Hard work? For sure. Raining?? – Incredibly, no!!  The Scottish Olympic distance Champs in Gullane kicked off this morning and I headed along hoping for a start (I was on the waiting list). I like to race at home, and I haven’t done it for ages. Especially not in Gullane. In fact, I last […]

A month in St Moritz

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Contact has been sparse I admit, but the internet has been hard to come by I promise. I can confirm that I am still alive and kicking in St Moritz and have been doing my best to get into some decent shape. – I think I have managed over the past month and so I […]

Fraser Cartmell to race Ironman 70.3 Antwerp

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

This is Nikola. Just got an email from Fraser saying he will race Ironman 70.3 Antwerp on August 2nd. I wanted to keep everybody posted on whats going on… he is enjoying the mountains very much so he is a bit quiet. He still needs to sort out his race schedule for the rest of […]