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Brighton Marathon 2017 (David)


Well… this is an easy blog to write.  I didnt’ take part!  I withdrew from the race a couple of weeks ago. I started training ‘proper’ just after Christmas and started building up my weekly long runs (12 miles, 13 miles, 15.75, 15, 16, 17) and then on 9th February on a short run in advance of an 18 miler planned for the following day I stumbled badly on a large pebble (or similar) on the promenade close to home

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2016 Training Summary (David)

Run mileage since 2007

So, I’ve managed a year of my planned (at least for two years) retirement from Ironman racing.  I suspect right now it’ll be longer than two years but that’s not a problem.  I’ll come back and race long when I want to.  I just don’t think I want to right now. Here’s a quick summary from last year: Swim: about 4.3km!  Less than two hours of swimming in the entire year! Bike: 946 miles Run: 749 miles I had originally

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Bognor Regis Sea Swim Triathlon – 11 September 2016


2016 has been a quiet year in terms of races – especially multisport ones.  I did a duathlon earlier in the year and now it was time for a triathlon – this was my only triathlon planned for the year and I found one based less than half a mile from our front door.  Absolutely perfect. The Bognor Regis Sea Swim Triathlon consists of a 750m sea swim, a bike ride of just 12 miles and a 5k run.  My

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Mid Summer 5 – 13 July 2016


After the ‘fun’ of a beach race last month this was time to get back on the road.  I’d heard good things about the Mid Summer 5 race – mainly because you get beer and a burger at the finish – this sounded just like my kind of race.  It’s an evening race which seems to be better suited to the beer/burger idea! The weather was great although there was a little bit of a breeze.  The race starts by

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Littlehampton Beach Run – 8 June 2016


Hmn, this report is a little late so it’ll be brief!  With the announcement of a race called the ‘Felpham Five’ – which is a five mile beach run very close to our house I decided to try a beach race for myself.  I’d run a trial run of the five mile route for our local race and it was fun but I wanted to see what a beach run was like in a race-type scenario. So we headed all

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Bognor Prom 10k – 15 May 2016

The final 500m

Back to my favourite running race in the calendar (this is my 11th time taking part).  I’ve been looking forward to this one for a few months now I as love running round the local streets with 1500 others and getting tons (and tons) of support from the amazing supporters out on the course.  It really is a great atmosphere to be a part of. Training this year has gone well and the past few weeks I’ve been able to get my

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Three Forts Challenge – 1 May 2016


A year ago we had friends staying with us for the weekend and whilst I spent all day Sunday riding 100+ miles around the Isle of Wight in the rain at a cycling event our friends took part in the Three Forts Challenge – a rather hilly marathon (or half marathon) held near Worthing (about 15 miles from home). This year our friends were coming back to stay and I really didn’t fancy such a tough day in the saddle –

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Bognor Regis Duathlon – 24 April 2016

Seeing as though I’ve not swum since being in Kona in October of last year (yes, that’s over six months ago!!) I think a duathlon would be a good way of getting into multi-sport this year!  Run-bike-run sounds right up my street.  I’ve done no swimming, I’ve hardly done any cycling and have been pretty consistent with my running.  Perfect. I’ve only taken part in one duathlon before – on holiday in Lanzarote in 2007.  The last ‘brick’ session (run

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