Mark – NYC Marathon

New York 2019 represented a return to my first marathon in 2008 – the year of Obama’ election and my twisting my ankle quite badly in the first 500m. I was hoping to last a bit longer this time. Training had gone well. Lots of heavy miles in the bank, averaging...

David – From couch potato to Ironman

About five years ago I weighed 125 kilos. Now I’m around 68kg.  And I’m an Ironman. I used to suffer with bouts of depression, ongoing mental and physical lethargy. A lot of weight was due to the depression itself and medication I was on. I ate a lot junk food, as I...

Gemma – Swim Run

Way back last year I was talking with a friend about swim/run and how daft it looks and also could be quite a laugh. Little did I know that was the go ahead to sign me up for the most ridiculous one going to mankind. Over Christmas she announces she actually signed us...

Bournemouth in the autumn

We were holidaying near Bournemouth, and low and behold there was an aquathon on nearby, and as I had my wetsuit and shoes in the car so that was decided, despite my lack of training. After many, many triathlons this was my first aquathon, why do some people call them...

Windsor, yet again

Many of you will have heard this tale before, but in the spirit of encouraging others to write reports of their tris, runs etc here we go again. Windsor tri is my my favourite/annual and indeed my first Olympic tri many years ago, as far back as 2003. I had good swim...

Ironman Austria – Gemma

Wow!!! What an epic day! I’m writing this at 6am (the morning after) stuffing Pringles in my face like I’ve never eaten before.. having gone to bed at 1am! I think the adrenaline might still be doing its thing. *edited – I fell asleep and had to finish this...

Weirwood Wild Swim – Alison & Pete

This was arranged without my permission. Alison knows all about my “Weirwood Nose”. It troubles me during the hayfever season and makes my life (and hers) miserable for days afterwards. But she went ahead and booked it anyway. A 4.5km swim around the lake,...

Cat Page – Seahorse swim

Yesterday I completed the 3.8k Seahorse Swim at Studland Bay in Dorset. Studland Bay is a Marine Conservation Zone due to the declining numbers of seahorses that are there!  The beach is owned by the National Trust and it’s just beautiful there.  The swim is...

Cotswolds 113

I spent a fab weekend in the Cotswolds 8/9 June with a crazy bunch of ladies known as ‘Twinkles’ to take part in the Cotswolds 113 middle distance tri in a relay team. #teamtwinkle is a women only FB page that has brought together 100’s of women with a common...

Race report from Pete the Bike

This is my first report for a very long time. Going back just a few years, it seems I was writing reports almost weekly.  In fact I remember 2011, completing 27 events, most of which were reported but life, as they say has a habit of getting in the way. I had always...