TRIATHLETE'S BLOG

Audioflood waterproofed iPod

I’m the first to admit, sometimes I find swim training tedious and well, a bit boring. But it’s a necessary evil if you want to be a...

Descending the Orient in Mallorca

There's no doubt about it, Mallorca has some of the best descents a road cyclist could ever ask for, from Sa Calobra to Puig Major and...

Oakley Flight Jacket

Ever since the first pictures of the then as-yet unannounced Oakley Flight Jacket sunglasses leaked onto social media a few months ago, I...

Long lonely rides and a new TT PB

To paraphrase a certain song really badly, “I rode an S-Works Tarmac SL6 and I liked it”… Granted it was only for less than 12 minutes,...

White Horse Challenge 2018

I have to admit that sportives aren’t my thing. Maybe it’s the image of a collection of old men in loose-fitting lycra on bikes with...

Newbury Duathlon 2018 (Race Report)

With my two opening races of 2018 both cancelled or postponed due to weather (first snow, then torrential rain), a late entry to Newbury...

Can you 'feel' £2,000 extra in a bike?

When I decided to get into triathlon, the first bike I bought was a £700 Wilier Escape with an 18-speed Campagnolo Xenon groupset. After...

Point Blank Cold Brew Coffee

If, like me, you can’t function let alone face the idea of training in the morning without a hit of caffeine, Point Blank thinks it has...

Solo Triathlon Training Camp

With a handful of unused holiday from 2017 that I had until the end of March to take, I headed out last week to the warmer climes of...

Six months and counting...

I guess when it takes you six months to update your blog, you should really be questioning why you still have it at all!  But...

Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc (2018)

Edit June 2021: I've got the new 2021 TCR frameset and you can read the review over on The Sartorial Cyclist. In cycling terms, the Giant...

Ironman 70.3 Weymouth 2017 (Race Report)

This blog should really be titled “learn from my mistakes”. As you will see, even a ‘seasoned’ triathlon Age Grouper can still make a...

Bunch riding tips for triathletes

Road cyclists take pleasure in criticising us triathletes for our poor bike handling and inability to ride in tightly-packed bunches. ...

Advice for the travelling triathlete

If there's one luxury I don't enjoy when it comes to triathlon it's consistency. Or rather, if there's one thing about my triathlon...

Runderwear

Runderwear takes advantage of new seamless knit technologies (you might have already seen this on some trainers and other sports apparel)...

Giant Contend SL1 Disc

Having spent all summer riding a Giant Propel worth more than £3,000 and an S-Works Shiv, I was worried that the Contend was going to...