Category: Triathlon

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...

A fabulous five-lettered word: Taper 0

A fabulous five-lettered word: Taper

Taper. It’s a lovely word and in the sporting world it comes after many months of hard graft. With less than a week to go before my somewhat daunting Virgin London Olympic Triathlon 2011...

Deflation, sickness and panic. A week of triathlon training. 4

Deflation, sickness and panic. A week of triathlon training.

Three training sessions this week. Two punctures. One closure. And one almighty feeling of sickness. Hmmm. I’m not sure things are going too well as I continue to prepare for the London Olympic Distance...

FamilyOutdoors do the Peebles Triathlon 0

FamilyOutdoors do the Peebles Triathlon

It is women like Jane Holmes that inspire me to aspire for even better times in my sporting events. Jane was the first lady to cross the line of  Peebles Triathlon 2011 on Sunday....

Triathlon training hurdles jumped – despite the weather. Part 2 0

Triathlon training hurdles jumped – despite the weather. Part 2

If you read this blog you’ll know my feelings on open-water swimming. I hate it. You may also have read about my mind-blowingly idiotic agreement to do a triathlon for charity that includes an...

Triathlon training hurdles jumped – despite the weather. Part 1 2

Triathlon training hurdles jumped – despite the weather. Part 1

Triathlon training is tough enough – without having to endure the outrageously poor weather conditions of late. The wind and rain (Is this a return of winter?! Surely that wasn’t our summer?! ) made...

The pains for gains in triathlon training: Part 1 1

The pains for gains in triathlon training: Part 1

When part of your triathlon training programme says: “Ride to failure” you know you’re in for a tough session. This has been stated for each of the last three week’s turbo sessions. Warm up,...

I actually like swimming. Yes I do! 2

I actually like swimming. Yes I do!

I can take or leave swimming, and for much of my adulthood I’ve left it. I always get too cold in swimming pools, then I get too bored, then I hate the getting out...