Category: David

Ironman Lanzarote 2019 – what am I doing here!

Right then, this blog is overdue a little update I’d say. I did sneak in a post about getting to my 500th parkrun a couple of weeks ago but other than that all has been suspiciously quiet – mainly as I think I’ve retired from this long distance nonsense. After Kona in October 2015 I thought I’d have a year or two off. I did. It was lovely. There’s far too many distractions around the house, with the local sailing

499 parkruns and counting

Apparently I’m about to do my 500th parkrun this weekend. So how did I get to this… I did a bit of running in 2002 (I took part in a Nike RunLondon 10k in Richmond Park) and that was it. Another 10k a year later at Blenheim Castle with friends and after that I took part in the Bognor 10k race (near my parents hometown) in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Each year I’d run for a few weeks prior to

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

2016 Training Summary (David)

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

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

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

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

Bognor Prom 10k – 15 May 2016

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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