Ironman Arizona: Kipling, cacti and carnivourous consumption

November 26, 2010

As I have said in some previous musings, one of the things that lifted me back up after the disappointment of not racing the World Championships in Kona was one of my favourite poems – ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling. Reading …

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Parasites and thumping tubs

October 29, 2010

I contracted my fair share of nasties during the time I spent travelling to far flung, and decidedly unsanitary, places around the world. I have had rabid dog bites, infected leech wounds, and more bouts of Giardia than Mohammed Ali …

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Looking forward…

October 11, 2010

On Saturday I had one of the hardest decisions to make of my life – whether or not to toe the start line of the World Ironman Championships. In the end I didn’t race. But before I try and explain …

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Kona Countdown

September 28, 2010

So here we are, less than 2 weeks away, and I am sitting at LAX en route to the Big Island. All of the hard work (training wise at least) has been done, the next few weeks are about making …

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August 25, 2010

Timberman 70.3 is held on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, in New Hampshire. Despite having raced there in 2008 and 2009 I still a) cannot pronounce Winnipesaukee and b) have absolutely no clue as to how the Lake got …

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Challenge Roth: anything is possible

July 25, 2010

My first trip to Bavaria was almost 20 years ago. About the same time that Mark Allen was conquering the lava fields. I was at school. I had never even heard of Mark Allen. I was more interested in Marky …

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In memory of Ann: a sponsored walk, in aid of Cancer Research UK

June 26, 2010

One of my mum’s closest friends, Ann Jones,  sadly lost her brave fight against cancer on 2nd October 2009.  Together with Ann’s family, my mum has helped to organsie a sponsored walk in Feltwell – the Norfolk village where i …

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The Welly-Phant!

June 17, 2010

Its not every day that you have anything named after you, least of all an elephant. But that is exactly what has happened at Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Now I am not sure whether …

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Blazeman Dinner – photos

June 16, 2010

Here is the link to the photos that were taken at the Blazeman Dinner on the Friday evening before Kansas 70.3.

If anyone wants to purchase copies of the prints, please order online and all of the proceeds from …

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Rock and (Blazeman) Rolling in Kansas

June 12, 2010

Last year I fulfilled childhood aspirations of running down the yellow brick road, hand in hand with Dorothy and her sparkly red shoes, the brainy scary crow, the hearty tinman and the courageous furry lion.  I had such an amazing …

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