TRIATHLETE'S BLOG

Why so long with no update?

And now, the end is near And so I face the final curtain.... You know the rest. And it's all a bit retrospective, really, as the final...

Old Dog. New Tricks.

A first visit to Newport velodrome and a new passion for cycling

Triathlon days are over?

Is it time to call it a day with triathlon and go find something else more fun to do?

Countdown to the National Relays

I won! I mean, I won a Time Trial! So, it was only a local club 10-mile TT but a win’s a win, right?! I guess I was tired of getting...

Maru kickboard, paddles and fins

If you’re anything like me, swim training sets longer than 30 minutes just become a chore. All that endless trudging up and down a...

A trialling time

So, the Time Trial season is well and truly underway. As is the triathlon season, not that I would know much about that. I haven’t...

A slow start to the TT season

Once again I’ve left it way too long to do an update and as a result, I have way too much to cover! I may break this down into two posts,...

dryrobe

You know what it's like; you’re stood in the freezing cold in nothing but a tri suit waiting for the race to start.  Or you’ve just...

SwimFreak BeachChrome goggles

Swimfreak markets the BeachChrome as something of a ‘do everything’ goggle.   And from testing, I’d say that’s about right.  They’re...

A rude awakening

So I guess I got the kick up the ass I needed and deserved.  The first race of the year – a 10-mile TT on what should have been a...

Broken Triathlete

Jeez, nearly six months since my last update. Hard to know where to start. My daughter is now close to six months old and is developing a...

Optoma BE Sport4 in-ear headphones

The Optoma BE Sport4 are Bluetooth wireless earphones designed to offer better sound quality at an affordable price for runners and other...

Three races, a birth and a PB...

It has been an eventful couple of weeks. Just over 24 hours after posting my last blog, a little lady by the name of Darcie burst onto...

Time Trials are a pain in the butt

It’s been a good week on the bike. On Sunday I took part in Reading Cycling Club’s open 50-mile TT on the H50/1a course (basically...

Huub Albacore Swimskin

Unless you’re lucky/good enough to be Kona-bound, for British triathletes the market for swimskins has to be somewhat limited. However,...

It ain't like a Time Trial!

With no triathlon or time trial scheduled for this weekend, I finally ran out of excuses not to toe the line at the local summer...

Revant Optics S2L sunglasses

As the owner of more than 20 pairs of Oakley sunglasses, it’s fair to say I’m something of an addict. One of the reasons I’ve worn Oakley...

Triathletes can't Time Trial?

You’d think that triathletes would make good time trialists. After all, new rules for sprint races aside, we’re pretty used to time...