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Spring weeks in Aguilas

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

It’s been quiet on the blogging front and for that I apologise, however I have been busy spending a few weeks down in the south eastern corner of Spain that has been my ‘bolt-hole’ on and off now for the best part of a decade – Aguilas. Aguilas harbour and beach front where I would […]

Back home: Scotland

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

After having spent more than the first 2 months of this new year away from home, its nice to be settled back in Stirling and after a couple of weeks since returning from Abu Dhabi, that’s what I am doing. Getting back into a (wintery) routine.   Yes, there has been snow since I’ve been home […]

Abu Dhabi International Triathlon 2013

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

This past weekend I was back in Abu Dhabi for my third visit to the Emirate. I was hoping for 3rd time lucky with regards to my race result – having had two good results on the previous trips I have come to think on it as a happy hunting ground. I guess all good things […]

Panama Ironman 70.3 – Latin American Championships

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

This weekend saw me racing in my 2nd Championhip 70.3 in two weeks – visiting a 3rd Continent in the five weeks since leaving home and ensuring a serious number of airline travel miles along the way. Not to mention a lot of packing and re packing of my bike… if I wasn’t already a […]

Auckland Ironman 70.3, Asia-Pacific Champs

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

It’s approaching 2 weeks past the event, but Auckland was the first of two races in this epic round the world adventure that I have undertaken over these last 4 weeks. I am now in California and getting ready to embark on the next round – Panama 70.3, which is the Latin American Ironman 70.3 […]

Blue Seventy photos in Auckland

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Blue Seventy used the opportunity of having a number of their athletes arriving in the one spot wisely by organising a series of photo sessions over the course of the Asia Pacific 70.3 race weekend in Auckland the other weekend there. It seems an eternity ago that these photos were taken, but it really wasn’t […]

Travelling again. Next stop – Auckland

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

As is always the case when you are enjoying yourself, the tick tock tick of time seems to simply fly by. As such my time here in Tasmania is up and it’s time to leave after a fantastic couple of weeks down here. It’s been a superb training block and chance to visit a new […]

A week in Tasmania in pictures

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

My first week here in the deep down unda has flown by in what seems virtually a blur, but I’m not complaining as it’s been plenty of fun… hard work but fun work 😉 I arrived in the capital of Tasmania – Hobart – on New Years Eve morning for my stay with my good friend […]

The year’s wrap up for 2012

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Once again i am writing apologies for such a long absence from my blogging. Sorry! I’ve been quite busy since I last wrote, and I will try to fire through those past 2 months or so with some pictures instead of many words. They do say a picture is worth a thousand words … and knowing me I […]

November… still in Boulder

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

I wasn’t sure that I would even come to Colorado at all back in September… ‘too cold to train for a warm weather Ironman’ and if I go it will only be till the end of October to make sure I ‘avoid the snow and all the bad weather’ … well that all worked out […]

Snowtime

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

One thing I have learnt whilst staying in Boulder is that you can pretty much put 100% faith in the weather forecasters … if they say it’s going to do something, well, it pretty much does. – Including snow over night! Two days ago I was riding in what could only be described as ‘summer […]

Rev3 South Carolina 2012

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Having cleared out of the pipes last weekend in Maryland I decided to jump into the next round of the Revolutions Tri series in Anderson. On the plus side South Carolina is a good few hundred miles futher south than last weekend which meant the weather was going to be considerably more pleasant, however with the ups […]

Rev3 Maryland 2012

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A week past Sunday I raced my first Revolutions3 series triathlon in Columbia, Maryland over on the east coast of the US. I’ve heard plenty of good things about these races from my friends who race over here in the States more than I, so I was looking forward to experiencing one of the events. […]

Sedona training camp

Monday, September 24th, 2012

It has been some time between stints shall we say. Time flies by when you are having fun. Or not?! Either way, i’ll do my best to bring you back up to speed on the past couple of months since racing Ironman UK in Bolton. In a nut shell, it went something like this; 1. […]

Ironman 70.3 UK 2012

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

I have to laugh at myself after re reading my previous post, where I signed off with “fingers crossed for a fourth” in reference to my trip to Wimbleball for the UK 70.3…. well, it seems one should be careful what they wish for, as a ‘fourth’ is exactly what I got. Unfortunately my reference was […]

Holidays in Arran!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

For the past three years around the start of June Ali and I have caught the boat and gone ‘overseas’ to Arran for a long weekend. She used to go there every summer during the school holidays and her family still go there each year … I had never been previously, but now it is […]

Stirling Triathlon 2012

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

I decided during the week of the race to have a go at my local event here in Stirling, partly since I was needing a little break from training, and also because I do like to support the events the club put on if I can, as they are great fun! As always Iain from […]

Bilbao Triathlon 2012

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Nearly 4 weeks have passed since the event, but better late than never right?? Ali and I travelled to Bilbao in northern Spain for the 2nd annual Half Ironman distance event in the historic city. Despite perhaps the most miserable conditions for racing I think I canremember, I finished on the 3rd step of the […]

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 […]

Ironman Arizona lead in….

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

So tomorrow morning I’m racing an Ironman again – Tempe, Arizona. I’m excited to have a shot at the long stuff again, as its been a little while since I last gave it a go. Quite some time actually. That being said it (like most things in life) seems to have rolled around much sooner than […]