Over the years, despite a brave outward façade, I’ve often struggled with self-doubt. I always find, however, that the self-doubt is always in fierce competition with my desire not to be outdone. Which is exactly what brought me back to Ullswater Triathlon this July. After a less than stellar outing the year previously where I battled […]Read more "Ullswater Triathlon Review – Saturday July 8th 2017."
“Fancy running the great Manchester 10k?” “Go on then.” “Fancy running a half marathon in Blackpool?” “Yeah, go on then.” “You’ve definitely got a marathon in you.” “Maybe, we’ll see.” “Fancy joining a running club we’re setting up?” “Yeah, why not…” “Fancy becoming a run leader?” “Erm, yeah???” The above are actual conversations that […]Read more "The Lakesman Triathlon Review – Sunday 19th June 2016"
Since I had embarked on my triathlon journey at the start of this year the one triathlon I had signed up to that I was dreading was this one. Not that it isn’t amazingly well organised by Carlisle Tri Club that is. I was just dreading the 500m pool swim. I’d watched the event for […]Read more "TRI AGAIN – CARLISLE TRI CLUB TRIATHLON REVIEW (2nd August 2015)"
Blenheim Palace Triathlon was always my ‘A’ Race this year. It had been the one I’d decided on as being my first triathlon pretty much as soon as I’d seen it on TV in 2014. Having signed up at the end of last year the glaringly obvious elephant in the room was the fact that […]Read more "Blenheim Palace Triathlon Review- 13th June 2015"
It’s only March 2015 and already plans are being made for 2016. It was recently announced that there would be a long distance triathlon in 2016 in Cumbria called The Lakesman. This event is to be held on the 19th June. You can find more on The Lakesman here. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike […]Read more "I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE IRON MAN. BUT COULD I BE AN IRONMAN?"
I’m not a swimmer. I’m not even close… So when I signed up to some Triathlons this year I knew I was going to be in trouble with this discipline. Some people have tried to coach me and point me in the right direction and for that I thank them. But I just wasn’t feeling […]Read more "Triathlon Training – A week where I finally got my head around it."
I like running…I really do. So it was with some caution that I decided that 2015 would focus on building up to Duathlons and Triathlons as well as the usual running events that I’d be taking part in. I’d decided pretty early into 2014 that I would focus hard on pushing my limits a bit […]Read more "DUATHLONING – Carlisle Duathlon 15th March 2015."