Archive for the 'travel' Category

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 … […]

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 […]

A mountain excursion

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

On Saturday I rolled out at early o clock with my Trek/K-Swiss team mate Joe Gambles for what would be our last long ride before the up coming Ironman 70.3 World Championships. We went up high towards the mountains and into the thin(ner) air. It was only my 3rd ride up there, as opposed to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Well 2010 was such a superb year for me and I need to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve it all …especially all my family, Gordo and the fantastic folks over at K Swiss and Trek. Couldn’t have done it without you! Looking forward to racing again this year…. […]

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 […]

Where has the week gone?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

I’m not sure on this, but it seems only yesterday I was stressing about delay-edness in Florida. It wasn’t however, it was over a week ago. Time really does fly when you are having fun, although the cold tends to dull it oh so slightly … I did however have a wry smile on reading […]

Ready to race!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

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

Happy Christmas!

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Phew .. after a whirlwind last few days in the Shire I have arrived in Stellenbosch; my winter home from home. It was hard leaving home this time, much harder than it has been on previous trips away and sitting in Heathrow Terminal 5 on Xmas Eve alone is not something I would stick on […]

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 […]

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 5

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Another day, another ride. It’s been good so far; 5 days in and the riding total hovers at the 500k mark. The legs are feeling it however. – Must become more familiar with riding hard between now and Clearwater!! It’s been a flying 5 days or so – it seems like yesterday I was racing […]

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!

Euro Long Course – DNF

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

I would prefer not to write, so I will keep it short and to the point. I didn’t finish yesterday in Prague and I am none to happy about it. Racing for GBR is somthing I don’t take lightly and I hoped to be in contention for a top 5 or better whilst doing so. […]

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 […]