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2013

In Mexico!

October 21, 2013

I’m so excited to be doing an event in Mexico, and sharing stories, tips, advice and ideas about triathlon and endurance sports with some of the most passionate people on the planet…!

…….So come down to Bonga Gym in Mexico …

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An open letter to Simon Jenkins

September 23, 2013

Dear Mr Jenkins,

As four-time World Ironman Champion, this letter is in response to your 17 September ‘Evening Standard’ article regarding the ITU World Championship event, held in London on 11-15 September.

http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/simon-jenkins-we-play-second-fiddle-to-boris-johnsons-sports-stunts-8821750.html

My response is structured around your main …

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What’s so great about parkrun?!

August 31, 2013

There is a clamouring for free, easy to access, community led, sociable, activities for all the family. parkrun is one such offering. Here are just some of the reasons why I have become involved in the organisation, and am leading …

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Increasing participation of women and girls in physical activity

August 22, 2013

I read this BBC report today with interest.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23778945

It tells of falling participation in physical activity and sport amongst women and growing disengagement of young girls, in the UK. This is based on a study undertaken by University College …

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A review of ‘A Life Without Limits’

July 31, 2013

For those who haven’t seen, a lovely review of ‘A Life Without Limits’: by the race organiser, journalist, and all round good guy, Barry Siff.

http://www.active.com/triathlon/Articles/3-Sports-Books-That-Will-Inspire-You.htm

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Be the Change

July 26, 2013

I have been promoted to write this blog for a number of reasons.

First was the email I received this morning from a very close friend with the words, “We cannot lose a single day in changing the world

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Digestible Words on Race Day Nutrition

July 24, 2013

Getting your nutrition right – what you eat and when – will have a big impact on your race result. Obviously this is more important the longer the triathlon, so its important for all athletes to spend time thinking about …

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Petition: Women’s Tour de France

July 12, 2013

Dear All,

Exciting times for change! Marianne Vos, Emma Pooley, Kathryn Bertine and I have initiated a petition to the Amaury Sport Assosiation (ASO)  – the organisers of the Tour – to request that women race in the Tour de …

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING MOJO

February 5, 2013

The fireworks have exploded, gym memberships have been purchased (and promptly forgotten about by half the population), it’s raining, its cold, it’s still dark at 4.30pm (at least it is in the UK), and progress towards your virtuous, vodka-fuelled New …

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