On the 4th June I headed over to Thorpe Park for the English National Sprint Triathlon Championship. After a slightly frantic start due to the organisers deciding to change the start times without telling us they were doing so at the briefing, meaning my swim group went off 20mins earlier than planned. But once in… Read More Top ten finish at the English National Champs
On Sunday 28th I did my first ever swimming event, the My Sporting Times Small Fry. Which involved 2 x laps of the 750m course of the Tri 20 Reading lake. The sun was out and the lake was lovely and warm at just over 21 degrees. The Big Fry swimmers got into the water… Read More Just keep swimming
On the 21st May I headed over to Dorney Lake for the Human Race events ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships Qualifier, sponsored by Nuffield Health. Yes it was also my first ever full distance sprint tri, as my previous ones only had a 400m swim. Slight side note but sprint distance triathlons are badly… Read More First full sprint distance Tri done
On the 7th May I headed out to Beale Park for the Thames Valley Triathlete’s Beale Beastie Sprint Tri, which involved a 400m lake swim, 20km hilly cycle and 5km xc run. The water was cold at 13degrees and I think it was just the adrenaline that got me through! Out on the bike it… Read More I beat the Beastie!
On the 1st May Bank holiday, I headed over to Fleet for my third triathlon, this time at the Hart Leisure Centre. It was again a Sprint Tri, with a 400m pool swim, 20k cycle and 5k run (however the run was 5.6km). The cycle and run were round the countryside on an undulating course:… Read More Third Tri Trophy!
On Sun 23rd April, I headed over to Hertfordshire for the Berkhamsted Triathlon. It was an interesting distance mix, with a 400m pool swim, 12mile cycle and 5mile run. After a chilly start it had luckily warmed up by the time my swim wave left the pool. The cycle was through the countryside lanes and then… Read More Back into my Tri suit
On Bank Holiday Friday 14th, what else who I do with a day off except going and having fun doing a race – the Maidenhead Easter 10 to be exact. I last did this race when I was on placement in Reading in 2011 and I completed it in a time of 01:15:15, but the… Read More Legs are speeding back up!