Holidays in Arran!

June 14th, 2012 by

For the past three years around the start of June Ali and I have caught the boat and gone ‘overseas’ to Arran for a long weekend. She used to go there every summer during the school holidays and her family still go there each year … I had never been previously, but now it is a firm favourite of mine – It’s like a mini Scotland all rolled into one (well with the bonus of no major towns!) and we had a fun time over there yet again – maybe mostly with the kite down on the beach however!

And even handier – the island is exactly 90km around – I hear you, perfect for some 70.3 training! Yes indeed – we brought our bikes and had some nice rides plus the golf course along the beach was perfect for a bit of running.

Next stop for me is the UK Ironman 70.3 this weekend in Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor. I’m excited as it’s been two years since I raced, and it is a race dear to my heart since I have been lucky enough to win there on three occasions. Fingers crossed for a fourth!