The following posts showcase the highs and lows of events where I have toed the line, booted up the Garmin and donned running shoes, trisuit, wetsuit and or cycle helmet as required for an organised event.
These races are mainly used to build on my training now referred to as ‘Training Events’ ahead of my big A races.
Swindon Half – the soggy one
Portishead sprint – my one an only completed triathlon this year due to shingles.
Barry Island Swim/run event -different, difficult, definitely fun
Shingles – the reason for less race reports this year.
ironman Wales – time to face the Dragon. Only managed 96% of race on day.
My third ironman distance event and mostly incident & accident free !
Good Friday 10 miler
One up for me over asthma & hayfever
Devizes Half marathon
Asthma & Hayfever ruined the day
Maui Half marathon
My run in the sun on eve of 50th birthday
Longest & toughest race of my life 140.6 miles, walked the last 12 miles
Exmoor ironman 70.3
Still the toughest 70.3 on the planet for bike hills and trail run
Not strictly a race but fantastic closed road sportive
Immortal Mega Sprint
There are easier long sprints but I doubt any as scenic.
A podium and motion sickness
Cows & swans as company in river
LCW & Outlaws
Long Course weekend Tenby & Outlaw Pirate team
Henley Classic Swim
2.1km upstream dawn swim in Henley Regatta rowing course
Inaugural ironman Staffs 70.3
Not so flat and fast, but great location and nice multi terrain run and technical ride.
The Big one in Bolton
Wimbleball, Exmoor 70.3
Extreme heat, hills but stunning scenery
Those hills broke my bike, but not me
Hot Chilli Tri
This oly distance race was part of a Whopping truing weekend
Castle Combe standard Duathlon
My first and possibly my last !
Forest of Dean Trail Half marathon
It wasn’t half hilly but very scenic
Lionheart 100km Sportive
My first long sportive was a tough one, 5,500ft climbs and in Longleat Safari park, luckily didn’t see any lions on the loose.
Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon
Burning rubber on the F1 track
Cotswold mini sportive Jan 48 miles
Cotswold winter mini sportive – 45 miles
The Cotswolds are not flat, what an adventure
Local, low key event, trail run with nice pottery mug for all finishers
Hanging gates and herding bullocks – Race report
First off road muddy race of autumn, poured down too
Challenge Henley Half – Race Report
My first 70.3 distance triathlon – loved it
Bowood triathlon race report
Beautiful setting, lake swim, scenic ride & run
Bristol Triathlon 2103 Race report
First ever punch up in swim & sworn at !
Westonbirt Sprint tri race report
Windy Westonbirt, gales night before brought trees down along route
Is that a Llama in the race ?
Forest of Dean amazing what you come across in races
Forest of Dean Trailblazer 10k
Llamas, fallen trees along the way
London Marathon 2013 –
Road Rage victim & Reading Half marathon
So I’m fat ! at least running and not being lazy in a car.
Janathon day 13 Rough & Tumble
Tough but fun, flooded lanes from the start, & monster hills
Avebury 8 trail race
Great local off road race with handmade pottery mug for all finishers
First Shoulder to Soldier run, Lydiard Park
Devizes Half Marathon
Inaugural Devizes Half got to race with bib #1
Loch Ness Marathon
Hellish hills, stunning scenery, Nessie at finish for us
TriZoo Ladies team tri in Cotswold
Swim leg for me as torn tendon
Bristol Harbourside Triathlon
First battle in the docks, really good race set up
Great British weekend British 10k, London
Running past the iconic sights of central London gives a buzz
RUN24 – Run, eat, sleep, camp, run
Top team trophy for our efforts, not bad for a bunch of novices
First Triathlon of the year
Got to start somewhere