2018 That’s a wrap!

2018 has been my best season to date by far but at one point it looked as if I might not even be racing this summer. At Ironman New Zealand unbeknownst to me at the time I raced with a slipped disc in my back. The pain started about 5 days before the race and was a mild sciatic pain, I had never experienced anything like this before and thought maybe it was due to the taper or a bit…

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I flew out to New Zealand on Saturday 27th January and didn’t actually arrive at Dougals house until the Tuesday. Originally I was going to train with Dougal in Omaru but we changed this and I ended up joining him in Wanaka which was great. The scenery in Wanaka is breathtaking and the town itself is really nice, loads of nice cafes and a chilled out vibe. In Preparation for Ironman New Zealand I raced challenge Wanaka on the 17th…

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This is long overdue now. I meant to do a race report pretty soon after the race but I was just so disappointed by the result. I’m still really disappointed by my result out in Kona and think about the race pretty much everyday while I’m out training. To be honest I don’t know what it is about the race which gets to me as I gave it my best shot and took a roll of the dice to try…

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Challenge Roth

Since Ironman New Zealand in early March my focus had been on this race and going under the 8 hour barrier. It’s something which I had wanted to do for a long time, partly because no Brit had achieved it yet and also partly because it fascinated me. I just wanted to say that i had achieved a 7 hour something Ironman. I flew out on the Wednesday before the race and stayed with a really nice family the Fielder’s,…

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