The Lanzarote gamble

Your 110k in the Lanzrote Ironman just come off the Harrier descent and as the cool clouds give way to the shimmering heat and dust the legs start screaming as you start to climb again to Mirador. Up ahead a figure is wrestling to get a wheel off , thank god that’s not you. Wait,…

I’m not over that hill

Over the last 12 months I have felt a shift in my motivational state. Almost as if I have finally recovered from everything I had put my body through while not just training for sub 8:30 Ironmans but moving house twice with Jen and us both changing career. While 12 months ago I could have…

Running with power Day 1

According to Back to the Future Part 2 we should have hover cars by now. Its a great idea and if they worked well we’d all buy one. Unfortunately the reality hasn’t quite caught up with our ambition yet and if you did have one you’d probably only be able to drive it round in…

Loch Gu Loch

It’s great to do something new and exciting and get that feeling I have not had for many years of achieving something I didn’t think possible and exceeding my own expectations. We have experienced nature in a new way, seen, touched, felt and sometimes unfortunately tasted it. Loch Gu Loch was an outstanding experience that…

Norseman alternative race report

There’s more to life than triathlon, going fast on a bike or trying to win races. I have in the past been a scientist and very nearly became a musician at one stage. I also enjoy cooking, eating and drinking and writing. So it may surprise you but I was inspired to do something more…

NXTRI report preview

What do you do for an exciting weekend away? For me, there’s nothing more exhilarating than an on the rivet, head to head battle at the sharp end of a race. Add to that a four metre jump off a car ferry in to one on the most stunningly beautiful, yet harsh and demanding landscapes…