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Monday Morning Motivation: The Storm

Swissman walls of snow

Swissman Xtreme Triathlon is a unique point-to-point iron-distance triathlon with a total ascent of 5400 m. The journey begins at 196 m above sea level, with a 3.8km swim in Lake Maggiore.   Transition is in the town of Ascona. The athletes cycle 180km through the Alps with three major Read more…


Tips for your first Ironman

A little while ago, I posted a question on social media asking for some tips. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of responses. I thought it might be helpful to categorise them and share them with you… What is the one thing you wish you had known when training Read more…


Planning for 2018

Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

I usually spend some time on New Year’s Eve planning my races for the following season, but of course, I start thinking about what I want to achieve before then. This year was no different, but I’ve been so busy that it’s taken until now for me to write down Read more…


Haseeb Ahmad is hosting a prize draw

Haseeb Ahmad running with a guide

You might remember that I posted a review of Haseeb Ahmad’s autobiography a short while ago. Haseeb is running a fantastic prize draw on his blog, so if you want to be in with the change of winning an amazing goody bag, make sure you visit: https://haseebblindironman.com/blogs/prizedraw/


Monday Morning Motivation: Ironman 2017

Kona podium 2017

Watching the coverage of the Ironman World Championships is inspirational… but most people don’t have 17 hours to spare, so this highlights video that focuses on ‘ordinary people’ may provide motivation for you within 10 minutes. The island may not care who they are or why they came. Its currents Read more…


Monday Morning Motication – Rick and Dick Hoyt

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


Monday Morning Motivation: Iron to the Core

Sebastian Kienle

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

The 2017 Island House Invitational 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 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

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…