Scottish Olympic Championships 2014


May 20th, 2014 by



1st place – 1:49:16

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Douglas Roberts, myself and Cameron Milne just after finishing the Scottish Championships at Stratchlyde Park on Sunday. Whilst we got to race over much of the upcoming Commonwealth Games course, the arrival of some sunshine certainly brought a smile to our faces. Nobody (whatever they may tell you) likes racing in the rain after all ;) Read on …

Mallorca: training & Ironman 70.3


May 20th, 2014 by



In mid May Ali was racing the Mallorca 70.3 and after my race in Elche I was keen to knuckle down with a good block of hard training. Luckily I was able to combine both my training and supporting requirements (!) by virtue of a training trip to C’an Picafort on the Mallorcan north coast. I flew directly from Alicante to Palma – a mere 50min hop – and had 12 days on the island before Ali flew in for the event on May the 10th.

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I hadn’t been to Mallorca since 2002 when we last had a Scottish Junior training trip. A long time ago! I had vague memories and had heard plenty over the years from friends, but I was looking forward to exploring the area for myself. I had high expectations and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Read on …

Elche Half Ironman, Spain


May 20th, 2014 by



3rd place – 4:06:38

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My racing season got properly started with my first triathlon of the year – the Triatlon de Elche at the end of April. I raced here last year and really enjoyed the event, so was pleased to be returning this year. Unfortunately Ali got a pesky sickness bug the night before we were flying and I had to head on down to Alicante without her. It was just a flying ‘fiddler’s elbow’ kind of visit (in and out) but it all worked out pretty well. Especially since I didn’t catch said bug! There was also a large contingent from Stirling Tri on sight in various stages of holiday mode, so it made for a relaxed way to begin the serious business of racing for the year. Read on …