Brighton & Hove Triathlon 2017 Sara Leatherland

The second Brighton & Hove Triathlon took place on Hove seafront with 1000 competitors. Representing the club were Fran, Sheena and myself competing in the olympic and Jo competing in the sprint triathlon. Having only completed my first ever triathlon run by the...

Eastbourne Cycling Festival — Penny Farthing Race

Swim/Bike/Run/Swim/Bike/Run The tedium of ironman training must have been getting to Pete and he delved into the big shed – the one where all the interesting bikes are kept, and grabbed an Ordinary. An Ordinary, is a Penny Farthing to most.  Ordinary was a word...

Steyning Tri

After some dithering I decided I would enter the long race 800/35/8, rather than the short, as it would be a good test for my upcoming, annual Windsor Olympic distance Tri in June. Unfortunately I had a bad cold the week before (excuse no 1) so I had an extended...

Mallorca 312 – or 167 actually

It was one of those “will we won’t we” kind of weeks. Jane Millar and I were in Mallorca on a tri training camp, and when the organisers said that the Mallorca 312 sportif was on at the end of the week, it seemed churlish not to accept the challenge. But when it came...

Haywards Heath – Alison

There are reasons why I have not entered this event for the past two years. It is too soon after  the Brighton Marathon It is usually too cold. And probably the real reason, the run is truly horrible. So for this year;  Reason 1 – not applicable as I did not...

Season Starter – Uckfield

2017 Uckfield Spring Triathlon Report A good turn out from the club for this one; the first of the season (for me anyway).  Participants were Sean, Sarah, Jo, Pete, Nick and myself.  Although when yours truly got out of the car and shivered I was beginning to regret...

More from Oz

A three week break and it was time for races 3 and 4. But first some pro cycling to see. The first 22 laps of the 5k park motor racing circuit, which goes around a lake in Albert Park, a bit like Hyde Park in London. As part of their training the Sky team rode 120k to...

National Cold Water Swimming Champs

2016 – Pete had a small list of micro-adventures.  Small achievable things to do over the year.  For 2017, the first of these was to compete in a national swimming championships – well, how hard could that be?  The task was to find a suitable event which...

Heat, pollution, and shark!

Greetings from down under where the BMC race season is now well under way following the year-end MelbourneMan warm up race. Ten days before the first race this year, Melbourne had its worst rainfall for a hundred years, nothing is small scale here. The result was that...

January benchmarks

What to do? A New Years dip or Park Run?  Why not both? Actually, there are two Park Runs. Why not both? So that was the plan.  Alison was keen for a couple of 5k runs as were Cat and Jane and Dave – Jane’s partner.  Strangely, the only enthusiasm for a...