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admin on April 8th, 2019

Training going pretty well still and thank goodness no injuries at the moment. I decided to drop out of Lausanne Worlds this year. Cost was too high and with a trip to Spain added on it meant too long away from Mum. First Tri of the year will be Eton Dorney 19th May, then Cranbrook […]

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admin on January 25th, 2019

Winter training is a steady build up. So far no injuries, running again but only a few Park Runs and local stuff. Did a 3.9 mile run today. New wireless earphones are good to play Spotify playlists, good for pace. Having qualified last year for World Tri this year in Switzerland I was more relaxed […]

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admin on September 26th, 2018

Completed the third and final element of the London Classic on Sept 22. Water temperature 16.6 but bearable. 2 laps of the lake. I swam at a steady and consistent pace. Did not change stroke due to possibility of  cramp, which was my greatest fear. Pleased with time of 1hr 9 mins. Not a race […]

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admin on August 11th, 2018

As the second stage of my challenge to complete the London Classics ( my first was the London Marathon in 1984) I completed the Ride London 100 mile cycle sportive. I suffered the all day torrential rain with 30,000 other riders on closed roads in London and Surrey. We had to miss Leith and Box […]

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admin on July 9th, 2018

Having said no more triathlons this year, I returned home early from holiday in time for a late entry into the Maidstone Sprint Triathlon. having done no running since the Qualifier in May, I wanted to see if my calf problem had gone and it had. However, lack of practice meant a slow run of […]

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admin on May 22nd, 2018

Here we are now in May and since my last blog I have been working on my running. Then we went to Spain in April and after a lay off following a heavy cold I tried a small run to get going again. Stupidly, I didn’t warm up and ran down the steep hill from the […]

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admin on January 22nd, 2018

Great progress with hip, all OK now. Just completed my annual South East Championships 2018. Times down a bit but 50m breast slightly quicker in 48.11. 100m 1:53:27 first and last place, only competitor! 200m Br 4.06.80 2nd.   I have entered Eton Dorney Tri Sprint qualifier on 20th May with a warm up Maidstone […]

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admin on October 26th, 2017

It’s a while since my last blog but a lot has been happening. Hip replacement all went to plan at the Horder Centre and after 12 weeks I am now swimming, cycling and have just started very  light running-no more than a mile.  My  first target is the SE Masters in January. Breastroke is slowly getting […]

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admin on July 23rd, 2017

Did the Henley Club to Pub 1.5Km swim yesterday. Good swim pleased with the time but cramped in left leg about 300m from finish. My Dart experience kept  me going by not kicking and stretching the leg. Good result Finished in 28:11   Position 135 / 651 Gender Male (91 / 317) Category Masters 55+ (13 / 31) Great support from Stuart’s gang from river bank, […]

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admin on May 1st, 2017

Long time since I blogged but a lot has been happening. I was all set ready to represent GB Age group in Germany in June, World Qualifier at Eton Dornay  in May for the World Championships in Holland in September. Several local tris pencilled in. Then my old back pain seemed to move to hip […]

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