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 July 29th, 2016

After my close 2nd in the Maidstone Sprint Tri I took part in the old faithful Cranbrook in early June. A clash of fixtures i.e. having to get to Gatwick early PM, the organisers kindly let me start early. A good swim and bike but a typically slow run through the woods including a flat on my […]

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admin on May 29th, 2016

My return to triathlons- only sprints on docs recommendation, was held at Sutton Valence School on a bright but very cold 1st May. Ok swim only 300m the bike down SV hill, bit chilly to Headcorn back up Ulcombe hill for return to the school and finished running two laps of the field. Beaten into […]

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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 July 5th, 2015

Well, looking back at earlier blog, I never got to the Tonbridge Tri (poorly) never got to British Championships (bad back). However, having sorted out my back I have now done a few triathlons. First one in Berkshire, was going to be with Stuart. He DNS due to falling of his bike in the week. […]

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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 September 20th, 2014

After the Aquabike events, I felt I was cheating by not finishing a race properly. So when Sue got into regular running with her friend I joined them a couple of times and thought 5km is manageable. Today I did the Ocean Triathlon Club Sept Sprint Tri at Leybourne. Thoroughly enjoyed it, legs a bit […]

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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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