IRONMAN WALES 2016

10 hours in Tenby

Ironman Wales has a reputation for being one of the most challenging of the global branded Ironman races. The 3.8k sea swim is often choppy, the undulating 179k bike course has 2500m elevation gain and some technical descents and the marathon run has a further 500m elevation gain and descent with long sections on the twisty, cobbled streets of Tenby. If that’s not enough of a challenge, the first swim-to-bike transition consists of staggering up a steep ramp from the beach and running an additional 1km through the centre of Tenby before collecting your bike. There’s nowhere to hide throughout this race. Continue reading “IRONMAN WALES 2016”

OUTLAW HALF TRIATHLON 2016 RACE REPORT

For the third consecutive year, I raced Outlaw Half Triathlon in Nottinghamshire. Entries for the event sold-out in less than two minutes when the race went on sale last August and both my brother and I were lucky to bag entries for this 1900m swim, 91km bike and 21.1km run (half-ironman distance) triathlon. Continue reading “OUTLAW HALF TRIATHLON 2016 RACE REPORT”

ETU AGE GROUP EUROPEAN SPRINT DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP 2016, GERMANY

I had qualified for the 2016 Sprint Distance European Duathlon Championship at Clumber Duathlon in March 2015. The opportunity to buy a GB trisuit and represent my country was too good to resist. I had qualified for the European maths challenge when I was around 12 years old, but for some reason that didn’t get me much kudos from friends at the time and I didn’t get any GB stash (not even a Team GB calculator!?).

Continue reading “ETU AGE GROUP EUROPEAN SPRINT DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP 2016, GERMANY”