Category: Triathlon

Monday Morning Motication – Rick and Dick Hoyt

Rick and Dick Hoyt.

In 1962, Judy Hoyt gave birth to a son, Rick. He had spastic quadriplegia and cerebral palsy. Judy and her husband Dick were advised to put Rick in an institution. However, they decided to fight for his inclusion into a normal life. At 10 years old, they managed to get Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Iron to the Core

Sebastian Kienle by his bike.

Decorated long-distance triathlete Sebastian Kienle gives an inside look at what it takes to be an Ironman. From preparation to race day, it’s a life spent enduring gruelling trials, but every small success makes the arduous journey worth it. Iron to the Core video IRONMAN World Champion! The man in Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Island House Triathlon

Island House Triathlon logo.

The 2017 Island House Triathlon will take place at Highbourne Cay in the Bahamas on 17th – 18th November. It will be staged as three events over the course of two days, awarding $500,000 in prize money. There are four British women taking part: Leanda Cave, Rachel Joyce, Holly Lawrence and Read more…

From Blind Man to Ironman – review and giveaway

Haseeb Ahmad running with a guide

It’s been months since I’ve been able to read a real book, but Baby M is finally sleeping spending night time in her own room, which means that when I get into bed, I can have a light on and can read. There are lots of things from the last Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Crying in the Rain

Cyclists against the rocky landscape during Norseman triathlon

I liked last week’s motivational video about Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon so much that I went hunting for another one and found this one from 2014 – enjoy! “The tears stream down my cheeks from my unblinking eyes. What makes me weep so? There is nothing saddening here. Perhaps it Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Ain’t no mountain high enough

The start of Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2016

Earlier this month, some tough triathletes took on the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, which is one of the hardest triathlons on the planet. Here’s a video about last year’s event. If you’d like to find out more, visit the event website.

HOWL aquathlon 2017

Tamsyn at the finish of HOWL aquathlon

This evening Stu and I took part in HOWL aquathlon. It’s the second year that the event has taken place and it was my second time taking part. Last year, I was pregnant when I took part, so I was grateful just to be able to do so. This year Read more…

St Swithuns Tri

Tamsyn running with her bike at St Swithuns Tri

St Swithuns Tri was to be my second triathlon of the year. It was a new event, so I was looking forward to seeing the venue. I also guessed that some of the route might be similar to the route used in previous years for Winchester Duathlon, which would be Read more…

Winchester May Day Tri 2017

Tamsyn cycling during Winchester May Day Tri

Last year, Winchester May Day Tri was the only full triathlon that I did, so I was looking forward to doing it again this year. (I did three elements from the Long Course Weekend, over 3 days and the run part of London Triathlon, but they don’t really count!) I was Read more…

Thursday Tri Reads

Cosy image of books and a hot drink

I’ve had a bit of time to be able to read some articles online this week, so here are the ones that I felt were worth sharing… Highways England Cycling e-learning This is an interesting website that features educational materials for cyclists Explained – the best running posture for triathletes Read more…