Archive for the 'race report' Category

Fraser Cartmell won Tri Athy 2009

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Fraser won Tri Athy 2009. “TriAthy was a success I defended my title from last year. Gutted for @gavontwitt who punctured at 5k into the bike. Lovely weather” More info will follow…

Florida Ironman 70.3, Disney World

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I didn’t finish today and I am not really in the mood to write an extensive report on the subject to tell the truth. It is just really frustrating right now. I was looking forward to moving another step towards full fitness, and had hoped to get myself a top 10 or better, which would’ve been […]

Wildflower triathlon festival 2009

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

After what feels like an awfully long time, I am now back in Escondido from the ‘Wildflower trip’. It was a long one I’ll tell you that! But a load of fun nontheless, and most importantly I finished. Without leg pain. About bloomin’ time….

St Anthony’s Triathlon 2009

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Just a quick race update from this morning here in St Petersburg – 14th place, 1:53:16. My leg didn’t hurt either (well, they collectively ‘hurt’ as a pair, but my sore spot didn’t hurt!) – and that is progress in the land-of-Fraser right now, let me tell you. (And I even outsplit the fastest girl on […]

Ironman 70.3 California 2009

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Unfortunately I am reporting a DNF from the race today in Oceanside, however, on the plus side of things I had a great swim/bike out there which has given me a good indication of how I am travelling right now. I have had a problem in my lower leg for a month now, and although […]

Miami International Triathlon 2009

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Today I raced an olympic distance event in Miami. Non drafting. I finished 8th place in 1.52.16. It was a tough day at the office as they say, but a solid start to the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Tri247.com interview

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

There is a Q and A type interview online at tri247.com talking about my race last w/e and a few other bits and pieces. Have a read if you want at tri247.com.

Ironman 70.3 South Africa 2009

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

So the racing has begun – 2009 is well under way and I’m delighted to have kicked it off with a 2nd place on Sunday in Buffalo City, East London. I started to get a little ahead of myself around 30k on the bike – got a tad excited shall I say, as I reckoned […]

Totalsports Challenge shenanigans

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Saturday morning was spent watching, cheering and ‘seconding’ at this local, but extremely unique multisport event a bit further down the coast. The Totalsports Challenge (totalsports.co.za) comprises of 7 seperate disciplines, and equates to what must feel like an ironman – taking the winner, my good friend Dan Hugo (dghugo.com), well over 6 hours to […]

Xterra Maui World Champs 2008 recap

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I watched online via the xterra.tv link, and that was pretty cool – the swim and finsh at least….the in-between-bits were a bit too much fuzzy-helicoptor-heights and catch-a-glimpse-if-you-can but hey, better than nothing.

Can always count on Gav…..

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

….for a chuckle. I’m sitting in Houston Intercontinental Airport. Tired, bored, and fed up with the prospect of yet another flight onwards to San Diego. It’s been a long 20hours or so since I got out of bed this morning (or yesterday?) – Stirling. Edinburgh Airport. New York Newark Airport – where the Customs and […]

Scottish Duathlon Champs 2008

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

And we’re off….. the start of the Scottish Duathlon Championships this morning at Stirling University. Spot me in there somewhere if you can.

Scottish Aquathlon Championships 2008

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Sunshine. It happens en Ecosse you know…. Nearly October? Swimming in the sea, and in SCOTLAND?? Yup, needs must, and well, I hadn’t raced a Championship event at home this year. Plus, David had won two events this year already, so I figured he’d had enough already!! Just kidding. Well, not really.

Bala Standard Triathlon 2008

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Where is the pontoon going? I last raced at the Bala triathlon in 2001, as a not-so-fast-junior. Yesterday I raced as a not-so-fast-senior!

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 […]