Winter Grit: Melbourne Man, and cake

With the second edition of Melbourne Man coming soon, it was time to fly out early acclimatise following another excellent Saturday swim session with Brian. It was cool on my first ride, how dare it, and I needed arm warmers.The ride is always along local Beach Road,...

Albion in the community Santa Dash

With Pete and Alison (multisports) doing the Mince Pie 10, Hildi and LC were also in the mood for festive running, although a calf injury during yesterday’s marathon training meant Hildi was reduced to mainly walking. LC enjoyed running to catch up with...

Mince Pie 10 – or the Bonk verses the Yomp

This is one of those events which seem to pass folks by – at the fag end of the year when everyone is preoccupied with buying pressies and laying down a good winter coat of fat to be worked off early next month.  This was certainly the case with Pete and Alison,...

Cat – IM 70.3 Weymouth

Weymouth ironman 70.3 started with an air temperature of 6 degrees but a stunning sunrise over a near perfectly flat sea. The rolling-start with 70.3 and full ironman athletes starting at the same time looked amazing as I watched from the back(!) all the other...

Uckfield Tri – Alison, Rachel, Nick, Pete

Ah, Uckfield! A season finisher for Pete, a first for Rachel, a reminder to Nick how this triathlon thing works and an opportunity for Alison to cement her superiority in the pool. Pete & Alison are well acquainted with this race having taken part and marshalled...

RingmerTri – Alison

The Swim The 400m swim turned into an Australian swim, swimming 200m in a snake swim exiting the pool and starting again. I had seeded myself to be well away from Pete. Oh the best laid plans, Pete was just starting his 2nd 200 as I was at the front of the line to...

Paddle Round the Pier 2.5k swim 2016 – Ian

I joined Brighton Multisports Club earlier this year and this was my first sea swim event. I entered in the Novice category and felt I possibly had a good chance snatching a medal. The event was due to be held on Saturday 9.00am 2nd of July with a backup time Sunday...

The Sussex Tri – Pete & Alison

Buoyed from his 3.8k Arun swim the previous day, Pete was feeling good, if a little tired.  Alison claimed that a 1200m TT in the pool was just as tiring, with let’s count them, oh yes 48 push offs.  The tug at the Arun was minimal, well that’s probably...

Windsor, the Queen and I

Windsor: the Queen and I As you may know Windsor Olympic tri is one of my regular events. This year was my ninth time. Normally the Queen comes down to stay and wave as we run up Windsor Hill past the castle 3 times, but this year she had a birthday party to go to so...