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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…


What now?

So, although I’m not feeling like things have been going well this year, I’ve now done my ‘A’ races. This year has not been the year for me to do an Ironman (not least for financial reasons), but I have managed to do a 5km (3.1 miles) swim, a 100 Read more…


Long Course Weekend: Run

My three medals from the Long Course Weekend

Following the sportive, Stu, Roelie and I went out for something to eat. I didn’t really have the energy to eat anything, but managed to force down a falafel as I knew I’d need the energy. We then headed back to the hotel for an early night. Our room was Read more…


Long Course Weekend: Bike

Cycling at 6.5 months pregnant

I didn’t sleep well last night – possibly because of the adrenaline coursing around my body after the swim and also because I was really nervous about the bike ride. I can’t fault the hotel – for the first time ever, we managed to stay in a hotel that didn’t Read more…


Long Course Weekend: Swim

The last swimmers at the Long Course Weekend 2016

This weekend, Stuart and I headed off to Tenby for the Long Course Weekend with a couple of friends, Roelie and Sergio. Originally, I intended to train for the full weekend as a precursor to doing my first Ironman next year. I’ve swum the distance before and have completed 5 Read more…


Swimming and running… and not a lot of cycling

Sign saying, "The heavier you are, the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe and have pudding".

The last couple of weeks have been tough. I’ve been busy at work and busy at home, which hasn’t given me a lot of downtime. I’ve managed to make the last couple of Monday night swims with Southampton Tri Club and am quite pleased that I can still sprint 25m, Read more…


Planning for 2016 and some new kit

There are so many exciting things happening in the next two weeks that I’m going to have to work hard to find enough time for blogging. Exciting thing number one is a new training location taking shape – there will be a sneaky glimpse next week, but you’ll have to Read more…