2010 Ironman UK: 3 from 3!

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Ironman was something I have always been in awe of since I started to race triathlon – the distances alone are pretty crazy when you sit down and actually think about them! – but from the start of the year Ironman UK has been a firm target for me and that ensured I was always looking forward […]

Fraser Cartmell won Ironman UK 2010

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” Muhammad Ali Fraser Cartmell won Ironman UK 2010! Bravo! Results are here.

Fraser Cartmell is doing Ironman UK

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

In 2008 Fraser started but did not finish Ironman UK. Tomorrow he will try again. Watch Fraser at Ironman.com.

The last stretch

Monday, July 26th, 2010

It seems like I’ve been preparing for next Sunday (Ironman UK in Bolton in case you wondered) for so long – waiting for it to roll around/thinking/contemplating/mulling it over  and yet at the same time here I am finding myself surprised that the time is actually almost upon me – the final stretch!

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 […]

Back home in Scotland

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

03.50 alarm, 04.30 get in the car for airport, 06.45 depart San Diego, arrive in JFK New York at 3.00. Then a delightful 8 HOURS!! spent wandering a terminal as boring as any i’ve been through.