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Long Course Weekend: Swim

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 swim the distance before and have completed 5 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

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…


Salty Sea Dog Long Swim 3.8k

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim medal

After getting up early to watch the Salty Sea Dog Triathlon and then doing a reasonably quick parkrun, I was feeling a little hungry by the time we had to get ready for the Salty Sea Dog Long Swim, but there was too much to do for me to think Read more…


Ironman Dublin 70.3 – The swim

We got up early and got ready quickly. Breakfast was just a Fuel protein porridge pot, but I was feeling so nervous that I didn’t think I could eat any more. We had agreed to meet Steve in the lobby at 6am, but we there ready and waiting by 5:50am. Read more…


St. Michael’s Mount Swim

Back in January, Stuart and I signed up for a 2.5km swim around St. Michael’s Mount in aid of the Chestnut Appeal, a local cancer charity. We thought it would be a good step towards the Scilly Swim Challenge and also an opportunity to go home to Cornwall for the Read more…


Embrace Sports 12/10/14 Ocean swim and coastal ride with TT finish

The day started with open water swimming. It was an early start, but it’s always worth it to see the sunrise over the sea. We got ready at the top of the cliff overlooking the beach. When we’d all got our wetsuits on, it was time to head down the Read more…


31 minutes a km!!!

On Sunday morning, I went down to Bowleaze Cove with Stu, Suzanne and Roelie for the first of this year’s Big Cove sea swims. There are two distances on offer: 1.5 miles and 3 miles. I’d looked up information about previous events online and in the past couple of years Read more…


Fresh veggies and super swimming

Fruit and vegetables at a market

Happy Fresh Veggies Day! How many portions of veg do you eat every day? Five? Seven? Ten? …and, no, potatoes don’t count and neither does wine!!! Nutritionists agree that when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables, most of us just aren’t getting enough. How about going vegetarian for a Read more…


Why do I keep entering crazy events?

Wasps in flight

I’ve had such a busy weekend that I’ve not had enough time to even take photos! Long runs I asked Coach Ant whether I could swap my planned sessions for this weekend, as I’ve not been able to catch up with many friends recently. He agreed, so I was able Read more…