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St Croix Ironman 70.3

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

5th place, 4.13.07 I can safely say that was the hardest racing experience I have had for some considerable time, if not ever! What a course – choppy (but beautiful) sea swim, hilly and technical bike capped off with a brutally hot and energy sapping run route. I believe I told myself time after time […]

Nearly time to race

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

So the bike is geared up and the bag is ready and waiting to go. All that’s left is to get to bed and wait for the 3.30 alarm! I’m excited to be racing again, as I said yesterday, it’s one of those iconic races to tick off.

St Croix tales

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

If you can, the St Croix 70.3  is one of those races that you just have to do in a triathlon career, that much I have learned and gleaned from others over the past couple years. So here I am, on an island in the carribean, getting ready to hit it out with some of […]

Off again

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

After only a couple of days here in St Petersburg and I am up and ready to leave for St Croix. It’s not even 5am yet but i wasn’t even remotely velcro’d to the bed this morning; guess I must still be jet lagged. And the good news is that my website was down yesterday […]

All go …

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

So I am virtually packed up ready to go tomorrow morning – it has been a wee while since I embarked upon a trip, so I am looking forward to arriving in Tampa tomorrow evening to get ready for St Croix next Sunday. – Fairly lengthy travel, but thats ok – better than no travel at all, […]

Today in the Shire

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I had a good day at home in Stirling today. I began the day with an easy swim which I needed since the last few days have been pretty full on training-wise. – That training was made all the easier by the stunning weather we have had this week (see blue sky below for proof) … to the […]

A week in the Aguilas sunshine

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

I’m back! – Home AND writing something on my wesbite …. apologies for such a time lag in the updates. No excuses, but I just got home this morning to the, ahem shall we say, not so sunny Shire. However, it is not bothering me, as we just had 8 cracking days of sunshine back in my old […]

A final few Abu Dhabi pictures

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

A week has gone by since we got home from the middle east, (time flies) and I am well on my way to being recovered and ready to tackle the next phase of training. However, there are a few more pics here that I have to remind myself of the antics last w/e in the desert heat. […]

Pre Abu Dhabi!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

It’s nearly race day … and boy has it been a few days of hanging around an waiting for it to arrive. I’m not much of a fan of emersing yourself amongst you’re rivals and competitors for days on end before an event, but there wasn’t much choice for this race. It was a  long […]

Abu Dhabi bound

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Well, it may not be the most appropriate of pictures to attach to this post, but I like what Nikola is doing here (my nutrition has never exactly been an ideal model to follow!) and you never know, if things go well after the race i may be allowed a mojito of two, who know’s?! […]

Final day at camp

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Riding out along the Pacific Coast Highway with the guys yesterday. Today everything got wrapped up – quite literally, as my new Madonne road bike has been boxed up and will be winging its way to Stirling without me having ridden it yet. It has been a cracking few days; leaving me super amped and […]

Another day at Trek and K-Swiss camp

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Today we rode LONG – ‘5hrs, 150k and hilly’ long – here is me with Ironman 70.3 World Champion Mikie Raelert before we started outside K-Swiss HQ. – Note the loss of hair?!?

The last week here

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Well I didn’t do as I said I would – and get a post up on Sunday about the week that was … and here we are on Wednesday already. Time seems to fly by, but that is no excuse. Here are some of the things I have been up to; A run with the […]

Are you winning?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I am I think. I’m back at the ‘grindstone’ (it’s a hard life in the Southern Hemisphere sun!) and it’s going fine. 4 days of the week gone, 500ks to the good with a smattering of solid swim and run work thrown in. A couple of massages for good measure and the odd cafe stop […]

Saturday in the ‘Bosch

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

It’s been a week already since the 70.3 last weekend; how the time has flown by. I’ve been keeping myself to myself here in Stellenbosch since my wingman – Toby – has been missing in action whilst spending some time with his lovely fiancee. I’ll let him off! So I have been having some nice food, […]

Ironman 70.3 South Africa 2010

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Woohoo! I won! It was 2 years and 3 attempts coming, but I secured a victory in East London on Sunday finally – and it felt good for sure. It’s not easy to win a race these days, so I am more than happy with how I coped on race day to do just that. […]

Night times in South Africa

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Tonight was spent getting ready for the red eye to East London from Cape Town in the morning. It’s nearly race time already … the last 3 weeks for me here in Stellenbosch have flown by that’s for sure. Last night I had my last hard run since the daytime temp peaked at 44C. Trust […]

Be good to yourself….

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

….. you might aswell, because who else will? on this Tuesday morning in Stellenbosch I got up, ran 10 cracking Ks along the trails behind the University and town, came home, ate a breaky that was far too colourful for my own good before wandering down to the pool for a leisurely 3ks in the wet stuff. Gottalovetaperweek

A Friday morning in Africa

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Having taken inspiration from our very own Lesley I thought i could do a similar blog post (but with less crammed into the day/morning!) charting my morning ride with Toby Jameson, who is my new ‘roomy’ out here in Stellenbosch whilst we get ready for racing in East London at the Ironman 70.3 South Africa next w/e. […]

Happy New Year 2010!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Last night I had a very African experience – both culinary and cultural – whilst taking in the New Year. We had a large group meal at Moya, organised by Tim as an extension of their wedding celebrations. It was a lot of fun, and a very memorable and relaxed way to wind up 2009. […]