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 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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admin on January 24th, 2017

After several months of my sciatica/back problem, it has eased somewhat but my doctor has said nothing more to do just get on with it. So I am. Reasonably successful championships as I move into new age group 70-74. Great battle with rival Chris J in the 200m Breastroke. Swum in adjacent lanes and I […]

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admin on November 17th, 2016

My back injury got steadily worse throughout the year. As seen from previous blogs, performances in European Championships swimming were a disaster. Running is very softly, softly, no more than 3 to 4 Km per week! Just enough to tick over. Today I have had a Nerve Block Injection. A few weeks to see if […]

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admin on May 29th, 2016

I couldn’t miss the opportunity to compete in the London Olympic Aquatics Centre so I entered the 100m and 200m breastroke. Last year in my age group so was up against some “youngsters” including Roger Guttridge, Press correspondent for Swimming Times. We queued together and swam together but he had the better of me. Very […]

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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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