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Ironman Wales 2014

Two tickets to the gun show please!

I entered Ironman Wales a year ago – on the 13th September 2013. This was was less than a week away from flying out to Hawaii for the 2013 World Championship. Hawaii…. Wales…. yeah, they’re both by the sea so pretty similar I guess. This past year has felt busy. After the fun and games in October 2013 things calmed down a little over winter. We decided to move house after nearly 20 years or so living in West London

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 12 – Lake Louise to Calgary

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Warning – there will be a bit of rambling in this post. Sorry. I sometimes drivel on and this is no exception. It was a special day and the end to an unforgettable experience. If you’re so inclined then please stick the kettle on, sit back and have a read. This blog post is really just for me to remember in years to come. I just put it online for those curious about the nonsense that I get up on

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 11 – Lake Louise

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Today was billed as an easy day. This means that the camp minimums aren’t too bad, but there’s plenty of scope for others to tack on extra miles on the bike or do some running. The lakes round here are too cold for anything that resembles swimming so it’s just running and cycling for us today. We’re staying in Lake Louise for another night but going to another lake this morning for some fun and games. A lie-in this morning

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 10 – Sunwapta Falls to Lake Louise

The creature from the deep!

As last nights thunderstorm rolled through we woke up to a bit of drizzle. This open water lake swimming that I’ve been doing has given me a bit of a nasal infection (I’ve had it before a few times) so I’ve just started on some antibiotics. It’ll be cleared up no doubt by the time I get home. The box also says no alcohol to be taken at the same time. OK then…. ;) At 7am the group met in

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 9 – Jasper to Sunwapta Falls

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I think I finished last nights blog talking about our Bucanneer Race Team dinner. Well, we were spotted scoffing our KFC on a bench by quite a few of the others. Reading Scott’s blog he and a few others drank beer and were entertained by a hot looking waitress at a restaurant. And there we were, with Adam wearing his best ‘wife-beater’ vest, along with Gary and myself looking like hobos eating at a park bench in a parking lot

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 8 – Jasper

John doing the race timing

Charlesy (I’ve used a number of different spellings of his name over the days but I’ll try and stick to this one from now), Shannon, Gary and myself were roomies last night. We all get on well and all had an obligatory ‘go’ of Shannon’s Normatec Boots. Here’s Gary showing how cool they are! For those who have no idea what I’m going on about, it’s probably for the best. They’re like a blood pressure thingy but strapped round your

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 7 – Blue River to Jasper

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Today was the big one – a 210km (around 130 miles) bike ride. I’ve never ridden this far before. And certainly not after riding 470 miles in the past six days! Of course we had a few other activities to get through first – namely a swim and run! We have a 12 hour training window given to us by the organisers of Epic Camp. This allows the crazy folk to add on extra training at the end of the

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 6 – Clearwater to Blue River

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20 odd folk with laptops and free wi-fi at a hotel/lodge/whatever does not work when you’re on Epic Camp. It just grinds to a halt. Every night. Guaranteed. After a reasonable nights sleep I was up at about 5:45am. Louis (please read his blog from yesterday – it’s lovely), who’s been in this sport for many a year (he raced Hawaii in 1988 – the year Scott came first), he’s done Kona about 7 times and was sporting a 1994

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