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Ironman Hawaii 2015 – Musings of an IronSherpa

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So. It’s tradition in the Rowe household for me to write a few thoughts, which we publish after David has posted his thoughts on the day. It seems a long time ago that David qualified for Kona again at Tenby. I think I vomited my way through most of that weekend, suffering terribly from nerves. When he qualified we both we thinking how amazing it was to have a year for him to prepare, to have the race of his

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10 years of parkrun

Martin (David's brother), David and Sharon

In June 2006 I went along to Bushy Park in south-west London and ran 5k.  It was at a little free to run event called the Bushy Park Time Trial.  A month or so later I’d got the running bug for sure so set up this blog to record what I’d been up to.  Since then the Bushy Park Time Trial has changed massively.  It became parkrun – and parkrun is taking over parks and open spaces around the world

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Ironman Hawaii 2013 – Video

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Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I went to Hawaii in October 2013.  You may have also noticed that Sharon and I had a pretty good time! Well, to get my friends who are about to fly out to Kona excited about what’s coming up I have at last put together a little video of what we got up to last October.  Enjoy.

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Ironman Wales 2014 – Musings of an Iron Sherpa!

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In time honoured tradition, I thought I’d write a few words about David’s race on Sunday. It’s self-indulgent (I feel blogs often are) but really we write them so that when we are old we can remember all the fun we had in our lives. In the days before IM Wales I was getting really nervous. By race morning I was a wreck. I vomitted three times in the B&B before we went to the start. I was scared to

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Am I a TriWife or TriWidow?

Supporting at the 2008 Bala middle distance triathlon in Wales.

So, I am home alone as I write this and feeling like a TriWidow ;) It’s got me thinking. Am I a TriWife (or TriWaife as I just typed! Hah! I wish) or a TriWidow. This is written from my wifely perspective and yes, I know that there are TriHusbands out there too. I see lots of wives at races wearing, “Widow of Ironman in Training” or somesuch phrase on their hoodie. I’ve never felt that way. I don’t know

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Ironman UK 2013 – Musings of an Iron Sherpa!

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The following is my side of the ‘accidental qualification’ story by David which I wrote a few days before David wrote his report.  This is the ‘other side’ of Ironman in our household. I used to write Iron Sherpa reports after races, when David first started racing that’s what I aimed to do but it seemed to go by the wayside. However, after the events of this past weekend, I am resurrecting the tradition! This is totally self-indulgent, if you

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Brighton Marathon 2013 – Not my greatest day (mark ii)

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So, the reference to ‘mark ii’ means there must be a ‘mark i’ – this could either be David’s report from 2011 or my London Marathon from 2012. You decide… I feel like I need to write down a few thoughts after the Brighton marathon. It’s pretty tough to remember it even now, to be honest. I didn’t blog this year about my training as I think last year when I did it just added to the pressure I felt

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Virgin London Marathon – 22 April 2012 (Sharon)

David & Sharon with their shiny medals

Well. I am going to write down some thoughts whilst things are fresh in my mind. I suspect this will be quite long, so feel free not to read on ;) I slept reasonably well, woke at 4:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep but that was OK, to be expected. We had breakfast (my usual pre-long-run rice pudding), kit on, off to the station. We had planned on taking the 7:03 from Twickenham, which wasn’t showing on the boards.

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