Ironman World Championships; Kona, Hawaii 2015

October 23rd, 2015 by

38th place (391st overall) – 10:07:08


The infamous ‘Hawi Express’ pulls out of the station

There had been a long time between drinks. It was 5 years since my last (and only) race on the Big Island – the biggest race of them all in non drafting triathlon; Ironman Kona. This goal of qualifying for Kona once again had essentially started two years beforehand when I was on the island supporting Ali on her very first attempt at the distance, but started for me in serious earnest just over one year ago at IM Wales. However, with some reasonable reflection since returning home I can now grasp why it was this very (drawn out!) process that resulted in my finish time being over an hour slower than ever before in an M-dot.

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Ironman UK, Bolton 2015

July 22nd, 2015 by

2nd place – 8:51:06


L-R: Myself, David McNamee and Joe Skipper

With a quick glance you would be forgiven for reading this blog and believing I only write a race report when I’ve completed the Ironman distance and also managed to finish 2nd… however I have simply been rather tardy on the writing side of things these past 10 months. Back on track now!
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Pictures; IM Wales – Tenby

September 20th, 2014 by

2nd place – 9:10:16

Tenby is a wonderful little seaside town – and when the tide is out it certainly leaves behind an expansive beach!


On the Friday before race day we had our Pro brifing and the tv crew also did some pre-race interviews out on the beach front. Looking at this picture I could easily be anywhere on the Spanish or French coastlines in summer time, not autumn in the UK! To see the tv coverage look out for Ch4 on the morning of Sunday 5th Oct. Read on …