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07 Aug, 2017

From lows to highs

Although I make a habit out of travelling to new places to race, I always think it’s good to have a ‘benchmark’ race – one you go back to year ...

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21 Jul, 2017

When a win is a win

After Luxembourg 70.3, my coach decided that I needed another race before my next planned race to “sharpen me up”. Oh, so a further two 70.3s isn’t ...

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05 Apr, 2017

The game of constant refinement

Almost immediately after coming home from Dubai 70.3 in January, I realised that my next planned race in May was too long to wait. My pro friend Kim Morrison ...

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19 Mar, 2017

A running trend

Last year I ran the Silverstone Half Marathon and decided it would be a good benchmark race to do every year. So on a rainy day in March, I was heading ...

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01 Jan, 2017

A list for everything

Here we go again, another year has passed. Anyone else feel like time is just accelerating faster and faster? It’s scary, and makes me realise how ...

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27 Nov, 2016

A shock to the system

After the pretty unimpressive end to my 2016 race season, culminating in a bike crash and a few superficial injuries, I had two full weeks scheduled off ...

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20 Oct, 2016

Ending the season with a bang

Two years ago I raced the European Middle Distance Championships at Challenge Paguera, Mallorca. It was once race too many for me – at the time, ...

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12 Sep, 2016

The A-Race

Last year, I qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships for the second consecutive year. The 2016 season, therefore, would be all about this race. ...

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10 Aug, 2016

A PB in Poland

Last year, I donned Gdynia 70.3 as ‘The Perfect Race’ (read the report here) – it was hands down my favourite race of the year, for a ...

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04 Jul, 2016

Living the high life

I’ve always worked on the basis that when an opportunity presents itself – take it. So when my coach mentioned a training camp in the Swiss ...

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11 May, 2016

When it all comes together

After two half iron distance races already in 2016, both of which were more ‘warm-up’ races than serious performance-seeking benchmarks, I ...

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29 Jan, 2016

A new decade and a new age group

2016 is a milestone year. I turn 30 and enter a new age group. So last year I decided that I would celebrate my 30th by doing what I love – racing ...

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19 Dec, 2015

Banking the training for 2016

Two weeks before Christmas and here I am, training in the sun. For those of you who know me well, sun has been a pretty recurrent theme throughout this ...

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24 Sep, 2015

Ending the season on a high

Finally, it was my last race of the season. It felt like it had been a long time coming, and yet in some ways, the season has just flown by in a flash.   I ...

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07 Sep, 2015

Racing the world's best

"Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good as someone else." My objective for 2015 was to qualify for the Ironman ...

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15 Aug, 2015

The Perfect Race

Ever had that “perfect race”? The one where nothing goes wrong, everything goes to plan, and it’s executed better than you ever even ...

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17 Jul, 2015

A sprint on the wild side

Sprint triathlon?! Whoever thought that was a good idea?! Apparently me, when I signed up for it a few weeks before the World Long Distance Champs, thinking ...

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01 Jul, 2015

The long and short of it

2015 was going to be shaped around one big race, my A race: the ITU Long Distance World Championships in Motala, Sweden. I had qualified to compete for ...

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04 Jun, 2015

Rain, pain and a PB in London

I’m not really built for speed, it’s fair to say. But when I signed up for all my races for 2015 I decided to add in a couple of shorter ones ...

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17 May, 2015

Taking the rough with the smooth

I think there's a fair expectation that anything you work hard at in life will result in improvement. Especially if it involves a good degree of commitment ...

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04 Apr, 2015

Triathlon around the world

Sometimes, it’s very important to remember why you do things. Triathlon is one of those things. It’s kind of easy to get lost in the numbers, ...

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17 Mar, 2015

The end of an era

How often do you find yourself amazed at how quickly time passes? My time in Lanzarote has finally come to a close and I have to say, it's scary how ...

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10 Mar, 2015

The training evolution

Probably one of the things I think about most in terms of my training is whether what I am doing is working. Otherwise there’s no point, right? We ...

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05 Feb, 2015

The mental struggle

I get asked this question a lot. I have to be honest, I don’t really know how to answer it. For me, motivation isn’t as simple as “oh ...

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15 Jan, 2015

The right place at the right time

On the 5th January I flew out on a one-way ticket to Lanzarote, with the primary purpose of training in the warmer climate and tough terrain for the next ...

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27 Dec, 2014

New sponsor announcement

It’s true what they say – that having the right support around you will take you further than you can go on your own. Whether being around ...

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14 Dec, 2014

New horizons

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long ...

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20 Nov, 2014

Looking back and thinking forward

I've probably mentioned it a few times, but this year has been pretty crazy.  In January, I was made redundant completely out of the blue, ...

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22 Oct, 2014

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

Earlier this year, when I found out I had qualified to compete for GBR at age group level at the European Long Distance Championships at Challenge Almere, ...

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16 Sep, 2014

Highs, lows, and some flat in between

A-Race. We all know what that means. The BIG one, the one that counts. When I found out I had qualified to compete for GBR at the European Long Distance ...

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09 Sep, 2014

A change of direction

Despite all my training and racing over the past few months and a busy packed season on the outside, a lot has been going on internally for me, and it ...

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14 Jul, 2014

Shorter, faster, harder

Last year I decided to enter some of the iconic races. I had absolutely no idea where my season would be going; at that point I didn't have a single ...

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09 Jun, 2014

All that glitters is not gold

There must be something in the water, because this past week has been a little bit strange to say the least. Yesterday, I walked away from the National ...

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02 Jun, 2014

A winner at last

For anyone that reads this, they will know I am not a SPRINTER. In fact, I am very far removed from being a sprinter in any way, shape or form. This is ...

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23 May, 2014

Is cycling an extreme sport?

Not commonly considered so, no. But I'm beginning to think otherwise. It's hardly clandestine knowledge that a cyclist gets killed on Britain's ...

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13 May, 2014

The season opener

Last year, I went through the finish line of Ironman Mallorca 70.3, and in a moment of emotional unrestraint, I cried with shocked happiness that I had ...

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17 Apr, 2014

Nothing worth having comes easy

A lot has happened over the past few months, and until now, until the dust had settled, I refrained from writing about it. Partially to avoid the temptation ...

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02 Apr, 2014

New kit!

Spring is coming. Oh yeaaah. That means race season. When the hell did that come around so quickly? Anyway, I received all my kit from the fantastic ...

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04 Mar, 2014

Go hard or go home

It would be fair to say I haven't written a race report for quite some time. This is largely due to the fact that I haven't raced for quite some ...

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12 Feb, 2014

Hear that? It's your body talking

I wrote a post after my end of season break about the importance of listening to your body and letting that 'need to train' come naturally. But ...

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09 Jan, 2014

An Escape Into the Mountains of Fire

Christmas is literally the same thing every year. I’m no bah humbug but it is dull, let’s face it. It’s the biggest widespread anti-climax ...

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17 Dec, 2013

Marginal Gains

They talk about marginal gains. We’ve all heard the expression, we’ve all looked to beat our PBs and see a notable improvement in performance. ...

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17 Dec, 2013

Marginal Gains

They talk about marginal gains. We’ve all heard the expression, we’ve all looked to beat our PBs and see a notable improvement in performance. ...

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25 Nov, 2013

A very exciting new development!

Ok, this one is personally very exciting for me. I don't want to create false hype but it's a major development for me and the direction my triathlon ...

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25 Nov, 2013

A very exciting new development

Ok, this one is personally very exciting for me. I don't want to create false hype but it's a major development for me and the direction my triathlon ...

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13 Nov, 2013

The winter grind

Winter. Not a word that is particularly welcomed by any British Isles-dweller, and certainly not by a triathlete. For a triathlete it means two things:  1. ...

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13 Nov, 2013

The Winter Grind

Winter. Not a word that is particularly welcomed by any British Isles-dweller, and certainly not by a triathlete. For a triathlete it means two things:  1. ...

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04 Nov, 2013

Got that power

Triathlon is a pretty hardcore sport, let's be honest. You don't just have to train for one discipline - you have to train for three. I may be ...

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04 Nov, 2013

Got that power

Triathlon is a pretty hardcore sport, let's be honest. You don't just have to train for one discipline - you have to train for three. I may be ...

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22 Oct, 2013

That natural urge

Anyone who is involved in triathlon enough to label themselves as a 'triathlete' will relate to what I am going to write about. Bold statement, ...

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22 Oct, 2013

That natural urge

Anyone who is involved in triathlon enough to label themselves as a 'triathlete' will relate to what I am going to write about. Bold statement, ...

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08 Oct, 2013

It's all about the R&R

Last December, I took the plunge to get a coach. This was primarily to tone my training down, as I have a very strong tendency to over train, and it wasn’t ...

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01 Oct, 2013

Not hitting the Berlin wall

Marathons. This is kind of where it all started for me, and I'm probably not the only one. Way back in 2011 (see my irony here) I ran the London ...

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22 Sep, 2013

Climbing the ladder of confidence

It's been a while since I have been climbing. That is a mild way of putting it. A few years ago climbing WAS my life. Every single weekend, I would ...

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14 Sep, 2013

PB times three

Last tri of the season. This is it. I signed up to the PruHealth World London Tri last year before I had even signed up for Ironman. At this stage I ...

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07 Sep, 2013

In it to win it

Winning. Well that's certainly a word which has never been in my vocabulary. As this triathlon thing is starting to get a bit more serious, though, ...

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24 Aug, 2013

Need for speed

Having dedicated a year of my life to training for *apparently* one of the toughest endurance events in the world, speed hasn't exactly been top ...

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20 Aug, 2013

A little help from my friends

Something quite strange has happened. Quite suddenly, my life in triathlon has increased in momentum. Ok, so there was the whole year of Ironman training ...

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05 Aug, 2013

I am an Ironman

Ironman. We've all heard the hype, the majority of people have heard of Ironman but cannot quite comprehend the reality of such an event. Those who ...

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