Category Archives: Ironman

Ironman is the easiest thing in the world*

314 days to Ironman Austria; 2lb lost since 18th August 2017 In a recent job interview, I was asked what my greatest achievement was.  The question was intriguing and I suspect, loaded.  I mean, what credit would “getting through an … Continue reading

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327 days to go – Ironman Austria 2018

The good thing about the days after entering an Ironman is the feeling of time.  Plenty of time to make plans, start training, lose weight.  To fantasise about how much you are going to do and, of course how well … Continue reading

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Rhetoric

For the third time in five years, in June 2018, I’ll be driving to Klagenfurt. And that is really all that needs to be said.  The rhetoric is already there.  Interwoven in words said and unsaid.  Hidden behind goals and … Continue reading

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#LanzaBaby (AKA time to get my shit in one sock)

The day after Outlaw, we breakfasted early and headed back to Surrey to open the shop.  The drive gave me time to think about the options for next year. In essence I had got to the point where this blog … Continue reading

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Outlaw – Another “kind of” race report

A few years ago I was employed as a police constable in the training unit at Gypsy Hill police station in Lambeth.  My job was to ensure that all 900 or so cops working on Lambeth borough received mandatory training … Continue reading

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2 Weeks to Go – Ironman Austria 2015

3lb loss. 53.5lb in total, 21lb in 2015 Ironman Austria is two weeks on Sunday. Time has been bearing down on me like Death on Binky. So much so that I really haven’t had much time to think about Austria … Continue reading

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Love is… A distraction from 17 weeks to go

1.5lb gain. 39lb in total, 6.5lb in 2015. When I was fifteen we were set an essay in our English language class that was to prove so traumatic it has stayed with me ever since. We had been reading ‘A … Continue reading

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Outlaw Long Distance Triathlon – The quest for tea (and a race report)

1lb loss; 40lb total; 18lb in 2014 Oh my word. I thought I would leave the report for a day or two to sort itself out in my head.  But everything is still buzzing around inside.  So I apologise in … Continue reading

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6 Weeks to go – Countdown to Ironman Austria

3.5lb loss; 34lb total; 12lb in 2014. Six months ago when we sat down and wrote the Ironman training programme it was easy to be blasé.  100 miles here, 100 miles there, chuck a 10k in the middle, yeah, no … Continue reading

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9 Weeks to go – Countdown to Ironman Austria

no weigh in this week; 31.5lb total; 9.5lb in 2014. We never pass up the opportunity to do a race in a ‘foreign’ location.  Serendipity struck gold last Sunday while on our trip to North Yorkshire by scheduling the Helmsley … Continue reading

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