Archive for the 'Interesting' Category

ATX. Austin, Texas

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I knew before I came that Austin was famous for Lance Armstrong. I learned recently that it is famous for its live music culture. And I learned when the plane landed that it is the capital of Texas. All good so far from what little I have seen of it. Hopefully I will get out […]

A visit to Shimano

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

“It is never not cool in here!” – That was the comment I got from one of the many mechanics as I had a guided tour around the Shimano facility this morning. I think my jaw needed gently pushed shute for the majority of it! – Like a  kid in the sweetie shop just about describes it. I guess they know […]

Lunch with ‘The Ox’ (aka Nick)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Nick Saunders has been in town a couple weeks … me just about one. He is staying down on the coast in Cardiff (slightly prettier than the Welsh version in my opinion) so we are a little too far apart to manage any coordinated training together. However, that didn’t stop us managing to sit down […]

Scottish Duathlon Champs 2009; Shire

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The last week has flown by, hence the lack of posts since I departed the South of Spain. – I got home last Wednesday and spent a nice few days back home. Those days included some good swims sets with the squad, a couple bikes rides wearing shorts(!) and a couple trips to Physiofocus to […]

Scottish Champs, Gullane

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Windy? Yup. Hard work? For sure. Raining?? – Incredibly, no!!  The Scottish Olympic distance Champs in Gullane kicked off this morning and I headed along hoping for a start (I was on the waiting list). I like to race at home, and I haven’t done it for ages. Especially not in Gullane. In fact, I last […]

Need motivation?

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Perhaps like myself you are in need of some motivational snippets. Perhaps the World Athletic Championships in Berlin are not providing quite enough? Whatever, have a look at this clip of legendary bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman in training. Perhaps – as with me – it will bring a wry smile to your face and just, maybe just, […]

Off the beaten track

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

I’ve had a few days off now since Prague, Saturday past, and yesterday we had a bit of off road fun. – A change is as good as a rest don’t they say? I reckon so.

St Moritz; week 1

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

The rarefied air of the Swiss-Italian Alps has been my home for the past week. St Moritz is a tiny little Swiss town, village even, very close to the Italian border. (What it lacks for in size it more than makes up for in relative wealth!!) It is at anything between 1775m and 1900m, depending […]

Edinburgh – St Moritz

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Today I was in Edinburgh with Gav and Mari doing the ‘tourist’ thing. -The Castle, walking the Royal Mile and Grassmarket before sitting upon the open top tour bus seeing the sights about town. We maybe could’ve caught a glimpse of the queen since she was hanging about at her Scottish Royal residence – Hollyrood […]

Transitioning times

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

We went mountain biking at the w/e at the excellent Glentress down past Peebles. We have had Mari staying this week – returning the favour in some small way for all the weeks I have stayed with her and her family in Stellenbosch, and we saw this cool VW camper. – There is a Life […]

my two pence worth….

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

So there has been 3 very interesting races so far in the newly formed ITU World Championships Series. The most recent just having been in Washington D.C. I pretty much eat, sleep and breathe triathlon and therefore would happily describe myself as a tri-geek. Or perhaps as a ‘student’ of the sport? Either way I […]

Holland Visit

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Gav and Will are in D.C, Dan is in Arkansas (i think?) and Conrad is in hospital in Richmond. Blair is back up North (and on the longest w/e in Scotland that means very little darkness which is really cool) in Inverness ready to hit the Highland Cross tomorrow morning. He’s been training regular enough and […]

Back page of The Herald by Doug Gillon

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The football season has finished and Wimbledon or the Ashes haven’t yet begun, so what is a sportsdesk to do? Why, donate a whole page to a minority sport! I was back page of Doug Gillon today, which is a great bit of publicity for me, and triathlon as a whole here in Scotland.

Motivational? Nikola reckons so

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I sometimes worry that Nikola has a little too much time on his hands, and one of his latest posts over on the team site seems to feed fuel to that particular fire! Have a look at triathlonteam.org for the others!

Notes from St Petersburg

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

To say the past week has been stressful and hectic, would be a bit of an understatement, and so updating my website took a back seat. I’ve got some stuff to write about now mind you.

Triathlete’s World Front cover

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Gavin just got back from the shops at home in Stirling ….. and he emailed me this picture! Very cool – my second magazine front cover, after a mountain biking shot taken at Xterra UK (which became a duathlon!) back in September 2006. This shot was taken in South Africa whilst I was training in Stellenbosch. I […]

triathlonteam.org

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Nikola has put together a great new website (a few months in the process) linking all of our sites that he designs and manages – including South African Xterra machines Conrad and Dan, Irish literature genius Gavin, continental euro’s Dejan, Aleksandar, Igor and of course – mine. Check it out at triathlonteam.org The essential online triathlon resource […]

Running fast.

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Running – it’s been on my mind a lot lately, since I mostly can’t do it very much right now. It’s getting there, but in the meantime, I came across this cracking piece of footage again, as it’s been a while since I last watched it. Watch in awe, as they are truly motoring!

A trip to the San Diego Zoo

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

We had raced, well, Will had, and I had given it a good go till mile 1 on the run, so the day after the day before, was for the zoo! San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, is famous for being one of the best in the world. We thought we should check it and its […]

Some www’s for you….

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

GavinNoble.com I would imagine you have already been a regular reader, and if not, why not? The newest member of our small, but every growing tri-web family (otherwise know as the Nekada Triathlon Team) is the ever endearing Irishman Gavin Noble, known for his tact, and his ability to beat around the bush. Em, NOT. – He says it as it is, and […]