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."
As I’ve been training for triathlons recently I’ve been doing a lot of swimming training. Now that the triathlons are on the backburner for now I’ll still be incorporating swimming into my training plan but I’ll be using it specifically for cross-training. The session I’ve been following this week is a speed session: Warm-Up 200-metre […]Read more "Thursday – CrossTraining"
“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"
I wasn’t sure where I stood with Triathlons this year. I’d dipped my toe in last year but my swimming still left a lot to be desired. I still struggle immensely with getting my face in the water. So when the Blenheim Palace Triathlon registration popped in my email inbox I had a moment of […]Read more "Blenheim Palace Triathlon Review – Saturday 4th June 2016"
When Lisa at Cure Rett first proposed representing the charity at the London Triathlon I immediately got myself signed up. Although the thought of how I was going to get my bike and luggage through London to the Excel Centre never once crossed my mind. For those looking to do it in the future there […]Read more "Tri-Tri Again. London Triathlon Review (8th August)"
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)"
My original plan for Sunday 26th July was to take part in the X-Border 10k from Gretna to Carlisle. Since deciding upon this something had been niggling in the back of my mind about this date which had stopped me from signing up to the run. It was only five weeks before that I worked […]Read more "‘Regents Park 10k Review – July 26th 2015."