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My 2015 race/event awards

Winning pairs at Brutal 10 Enduro

This year has been hectic. I’ve taken part in a wider range of events than in any previous year. I’ve completed single and multisport events and gone further and faster than previously. I even won a race! Without further ado, here are my 2015 race awards… drum roll, please… Most Read more…


Scilly Swim Challenge – the big day!

We’d got everything ready the night before, so just needed to get dressed and eat breakfast. I opted for porridge with protein powder (as usual), and a bottle of Osmo preload (kindly provided by ProBikeKit). The night before, Roelie and I had drunk a bottle each of Osmo preload hydration Read more…


Reflecting on the forthcoming Scilly Swim Challenge

Scilly Swim Challenge logo

It’s only 2.5 weeks until the Scilly Swim Challenge, which is my “A-race” (*it’s not a race, it’s a challenge!). I’m starting to get nervous. I met with my coach, Olly, today to map out my training for the next two weeks. There are quite a few things that I’d Read more…


Scilly Swim Challenge preparations

Scilly Swim Challenge hat2014

  Stuart and I are very excited that we have booked our accommodation for the Scilly Swim Challenge. Now we just need to book our travel over (probably via the Scillonian, a trusty little ferry that is older than me). We have been issued with an outline plan for the Read more…


Sinking not swimming…

This year I need to focus on my swimming. A month of 2015 has gone by and I’ve really not achieved very much yet. If I’m going to complete the Scilly Swim Challenge, I’m going to need to start pushing myself soon. I have to be able to swim a Read more…


Fundraising for the Chestnut Appeal

This year, Stuart and I are raising money for the Chestnut Appeal, which supports men with prostate cancer in the south-west. It is an important charity that has funded six nurses and a variety of treatments and equipment.     The events that we are doing: 26th April – Stuart Read more…


OK, I’ve just done something crazy…

Close up of an eye

This week has been hectic (as usual), and I’ve barely had time to post. From tomorrow, I will have time to post, but won’t be able to. So what’s going on? Surgery, that’s what! I’ve been thinking about having laser eye surgery for a long time. My sister has had Read more…