KONA QUALIFICATION

When I got into triathlon 5 years ago, I read about Ironman and the Kona qualification system. Pretty soon, it became a long-term ambition of mine to qualify for Kona. With a little background research on the typical race times required to qualify and with a  large dose of optimistic thinking, I was sure that it would be possible if I worked hard enough for it. Continue reading “KONA QUALIFICATION”

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”