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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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Kona Diaries 2015 – Consistency… Consistently injured!

Clockwise: where I fell, initial damage, my bum!, temporary tire repair, damaged carbon handlebars

Firstly don’t be alarmed, I’m not there yet! In 2013 when I qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii it was a once in a lifetime trip and I spent a full month in paradise for the race. Later this month we’re super excited to be heading back to Kona once again (I guess it’s not once in a lifetime anymore!) for little bit of fun and triathlon. So, I’ve had all sorts of ideas to help get the

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Bognor Regis Triathlon 2015


People who know me know that I don’t race much. This year my race calendar has been rather empty. I did a 10k run in May, a 3.8k (river current assisted) swim in June and a club cross country race in July. I’m a regular 5k parkrunner with close to 350 runs to my name but I treat them as steady runs with cake at the finish. Hmn, but David – you do triathlons… which ones have you done this

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River Arun Swim – 13 June 2015


I’ve been wanting to enter this 2.4 mile swimming event for a few years now as it’s only based a few miles from my parents house.  Well, now that we live in the same village after moving last year it’s now close to ‘our’ house and I knew I’d be around this weekend.  So that was it, I entered my first swimming race. The idea of entering a swim of this distance is to give me something to aim for

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So… the extended off-season…

Home Sweet Home (not the bench, just the general area!)

Had it not been for my fantastic day at Ironman Wales in September 2014 I very much doubt that I would be doing an Ironman race this year. I’m happy that I’m only going to be doing one Ironman in 2015 – Hawaii. I love the events but the racing is tough – real tough and I’m not a huge fan of going into a pain cave for so long! I think I’ll be able to manage it in Kona

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2014 Training Summary (David)

Home Sweet Home

Each year along with many other people we like to look back at the previous years training and racing.  I’ve done it on this site since 2007 so this is my eighth annual summary.  Well, there’s good and bad to it so lets get cracking… The year started with a plan to run the London Marathon in April and get a ‘Good For Age’ time that would guarantee entry for the next couple of years.  I had a bit of a

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Ironman Hawaii 2013 – Video


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!


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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