admin on August 30th, 2019

Having qualified for the Worlds and Europeans next year I decided to call it a day for the season. Just some social exercise including a bit of MTB off roading in Bedgebury Forest just to keep an eye on the safety of young James who is now 10 and getting quicker. Having had a busy […]

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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 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 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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admin on February 16th, 2016

Have not been on this site for a while. Why? Disappointing injuries. Started with a hip  pain just before the Dart Swim. Following that it got worse with trapped sciatic nerve. Also at that time I had a left rotator cuff injury, physio gave me exercises. Also detected basel cell carcinomas on shoulders. Apart from that […]

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admin on December 4th, 2014

Well, once Christmas is out of the way plus a 6 week break in New Zealand including 10 days on a South Pacific island, it’s down to business. I have been doing some gentle running locally, nothing too taxing, local stuff 5km max. A bit of biking but not much and same with swimming. However, […]

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admin on August 3rd, 2014

Having done the standard distance Aquabike in June I moved up to Middle Distance. This is half ironman distance but not at all in the same league as the real ironman which includes the half or full distance marathon. The nice thing about Aqua is that when you rack the bike at the end of […]

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admin on June 16th, 2014

Having enjoyed my  open water swim in the Thames on June 1, I was ready to TRI again!  I found Aquathon. A triathlon without the run. Off to Ashford on June 15 for Tri-Spirit event. I did the standard distance 1.5k swim and 40k bike. Great venue. Lake temp 18 degrees and a lovely flat […]

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admin on February 8th, 2014

Well, we only averaged 10 mph for this event but that was due to my total lack of hill climbing ability. The course started at Gatwick village and took in flooded roads, hailstorms and gale force winds. It covered nearly 1000m of climbs including the ‘The Wall” or Kidd’s Hill. Although I was extremely slow, […]

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