Retaining the crown and going bananas

October 23, 2009

Nearly two weeks has passed since the World Ironman Championships in Kona, the photos have been taken, the blood sweat and tears have been spilt, the stories have been told, and my toe nails have finally fallen off – and …

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October 9, 2009

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon — do not fear them:
You will never find such as …

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Countdown to Kona!

October 7, 2009

I absolutely love being in here in Kona. It’s the smell of the beautiful hibiscus flowers, the sound of the ocean lapping against the rocks, the pods of dolphins jumping like they don’t have a care in the world, the …

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Timberman, TYR Turds and Twister

August 28, 2009

The website blurb reads – “The Timberman Triathlon Festival… where small town charm meets world-class fun!” Last years experience didn’t disappoint and I couldn’t wait to return to New Hampshire, and Ellacoya State Park, for a full weekend of fun …

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Quelle Challenge Roth: Wursts, Wetting And A World Record

July 22, 2009

I first visited Bavaria when I was about 14, as part of a school exchange. I loved MC Hammer. I wore clothes in a dubious shade of illuminous yellow. I had a bouffant of hair that was even more birds …

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World's Biggest Workout!

June 24, 2009

No, i am not talking about one of my masochistic training sessions…. This is much better! On 8 July, Lawrence, Kansas is going to try and set the world record for the largest community workout.


I think this is …

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Somewhere over the rainbow: Kansas 70.3

June 19, 2009

As a kid I grew up singing (off key) ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’, ‘We’re off to see the Wizard’ and most notably, ‘If only I had a Brain’ – in fact I recall one year when I was actually forced …

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On Top of the World!

May 21, 2009

Billi has done it…!!! She summiited at 10am Nepali time this morning.She is one true wonder woman, and i am so proud of her, and all she has achieved….!

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Learning the lessons

May 19, 2009

We all have expectations for ourselves, in training, in racing and in life in general. But what happens when we don’t meet those expectations. When, in our minds at least, we have performed badly and in some way ‘failed’? I …

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Summitting the Big E

April 24, 2009

One of my closest friends, Billi Bierling (who i have known since my time in Nepal and shared many a bonkers adventure with) is currently on an expedition to summit the mighty Mt Everest, from the Nepali (south) side. I …

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