Category: Triathlon

To go short or longer, that is the question for my triathlon pals 0

To go short or longer, that is the question for my triathlon pals

As some people might know, I have thrown myself into a year of triathlons. Having only ever completed in a handful of sprint triathlons and one standard (Olympic-distance) triathlon in my eight-year career as...

Hilariously trounced in the swimming pool! 0

Hilariously trounced in the swimming pool!

So I had not been swimming for more than a year. I prefer to run, cycle, walk and do pretty much any other exercise – rather than getting in a cold pool to swim...

Tri the Loch Lomond Triathlon 0

Tri the Loch Lomond Triathlon

The Lomond Masters Triathlon Club is calling for all triathletes, whether beginner or experienced, to give their Loch Lomond Triathlon a “tri” on July 14. With a unique claim to fame, the Loch Lomond...

Sports armband for iPhone to give away! 0

Sports armband for iPhone to give away!

I have skinny arms. And I hate things to jiggle when I run. So what? Well, I am going to write about a carrier for an iPod music player that actually stays in place...

Solo running v running together 1

Solo running v running together

My tri club friend Animal Magic says she struggles to find the motivation to run or cycle unless she’s planned to go out with other people. Other people I know only like to run...

The agony of the return sports session 0

The agony of the return sports session

The “return” sports session, especially after months away, is always so tough. I was reminded of this fact on Tuesday when I returned to the Glasgow Triathlon Club swimming session after a gap of...

Andy plans epic cycle to Istanbul 0

Andy plans epic cycle to Istanbul

It’s great to hear about other people’s outdoor sporting achievements and goals. I “met” Andy Fallon on Twitter. His tweets about an epic cycling challenge sounded interesting. Here’s his story. Andy is 45 and...

Guest blog: Oh-so-tough Alpe D’Huez Triathlon 0

Guest blog: Oh-so-tough Alpe D’Huez Triathlon

TOP Ele (Triathlete always to be found On a Podium) can’t resist a challenge. She likes tough triathlons. The tougher the better, it seems.  And so she decided to aim for this year’s Alpe...

Kit review: Zogg Predator Flex Goggles 2

Kit review: Zogg Predator Flex Goggles

Chatting to the Ginger Prince before the London Triathlon I started to panic. He is a veteran of this event (and stormed an awesome 2hrs 6mins in this year’s Olympic distance) and told me...

My London Triathlon 2011 3

My London Triathlon 2011

The good news is I have raised £660 for the charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, by taking part in the London Triathlon 2011. The bad news is I almost never made it. The good news is...