Rome Marathon 2017

Following my earlier post when i mentioned my race plan for 2017 one of my key races was Rome Marathon due to my failure to complete my VLM entry. Why did I choose Rome ? Due to me not completing my VLM entry I wanted to find a Marathon in Q1 of 2017. I based …

JP Morgan Challenge Chase London

Every year that time comes to run the Corporate Challange race. I enjoy the race as it is a good opportunity to socialise with fellow colleagues at my organisation. After returning from a training camp in St Moritz it was a good opportunity to identify my fitness prior to Ironman UK.  My initial issue was …

So what’s the plan for 2017

The Year plan for 2017 was based around my wife’s 40th birthday. I wanted to return to Frankfurt but decided to race in the U.K. For Ironman. My ‘A’ run race is Rome Marathon and was more of a 2nd option as I managed to forget to pay my GFA entry for London Marathon during …

All go for Ironman Wales

After failing to complete Ironman Frankfurt my disappointment was to focus on another race. I decided on Monday after the race after discussion with my Wife to head to Wales and use Nirvana to secure a entry using the cheapest possible accommodation. This was based on the fact I needed a year off IM and …

Fairlands Valley Spartans 3k Relays

This was an event that I had looked forward too as a team event with the Spartans. We waited until the week before to decide on our A and B teams. The A team was selected through performances in the MWL and recent training. The team included ¬†Grant Ramsey, Simon Jackson, Richie Bates, Myself and …

Ironman Frankfurt – European Championships

I won the race to enter the race and next was to put the planning on place. I booked a room in the Adina Hotel (hotels.com) and got flights from London (BA). The planning was now in place to focus on Ironman Frankfurt as my A race for 2015. ¬† Swim started at front and …

MK Triathlon 2015

So what do you do after a disappointment of not finishing a race enter a quick local race! I’ve always enjoyed big cow events and like the layed back nature of the big cow crew. The race was a 7am kick off as the race is not on closed roads. The roads are quiet and …

The long weekend

As part of my training plan I had arranged to do the big cow long weekend in Milton Keynes. This was around 3 weeks after Brighton Marathon and a chance to practice the long swim. However, prior to the weekend I had picked up a virus and was on steroids and suffered breathing problems. I …

Boom – Sub three hour marathon achieved!

The idea to do a full marathon had been in my bucket list for many years. When I had been working for 5 years after university I tried my first ballot for London Marathon (2007). I was unsuccessful in the ballot but managed to get a fine adidas running jacket. After many years of Triathlon …

Is it a serious sports injury ?

After my race at Oakley 20 my recovery was to follow a bath and 2 days rest. A few days later my knee started to feel unstable. I decided to only swim and bike during the week and felt some pain on the bike. On Sunday 5th April I decided to go for a 10km …