As the lockdown eases open water venues are opening and so lots of triathletes and swimmers alike are flocking to venues around the country. Many thanks to all the venues finding new ways of operating, that feeling of swimming after months out of the water is like no other! So many new triathletes main fear … Continue reading Diving in at the Deep End – Open Water Swimming for Beginners
Essential Kit items for the New cyclist
So you've bought the bike, now which kit (clothing or otherwise) should you get to maximise your ride enjoyment? When I first started cycling I really had no idea what was necessary and what was not. And what the hell are bib shorts anyway? I asked some of my cycling buddies what they had wished … Continue reading Essential Kit items for the New cyclist
Fruit & Nut Bars for the bike
In what I hope becomes a new blog series, each Friday I will be coming to you with a new recipe in time for the weekend. This week I take the recipe from my good friend Steph, who used to manage a bakery no less! We are always creating and swapping recipes so it seemed … Continue reading Fruit & Nut Bars for the bike
10 Tips for buying your first bike
With more and more people taking up cycling/triathlon during these unusual times or perhaps using a bike to commute to work, I thought I'd share my top tips for buying your first bike.
Feeling a little lost in Lockdown?
Have you found yourself at a loose end during lockdown? I know I have. It's hard to motivate yourself to train when you don't know when your next race is, let alone do anything. Many of us have more time to train than ever before, and this can be good and bad. Now I have … Continue reading Feeling a little lost in Lockdown?
Racing in the ‘Off-season’
After some early year races (Challenge Wanaka, Ironman 70.3 Greece) I had a long European summer ahead of training. Increasingly middle distance races sell out so fast in Europe you barely have a chance to choose your event. As a result my options were slim and so IM 70.3 Italy & Turkey in September & … Continue reading Racing in the ‘Off-season’
What am I doing with my life?
It's a question I ask myself. It's a question I get asked everyday. And no, you aren't going to get the answer you want.
Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the Ful-on-Tri training camp in Can Picafort, Mallorca....
Triathlon & Tourism in Sydney, Australia
After New Zealand I flew to Sydney for just over two weeks of exploring and of course training. Landing in a new city makes the first few days a little tricky. I’m not just on holiday but also trying to fit in sessions. So finding the right places to go and times to do training … Continue reading Triathlon & Tourism in Sydney, Australia
Racing in the Tropics
5 weeks away. 5 weeks training. 2 races. Many unforgettable experiences. Somehow its already been 5 weeks since I arrived in Phuket, Thailand. I'm now way more comfortable in my surroundings, heat and the local supermarket ;). Before I arrived I entered the iconic Laguna Phuket Triathlon after doing it in 2016 it seemed like … Continue reading Racing in the Tropics