Category Archives: Ironman

Ironman and going back to school

September saw a re-visit to Tenby for Ironman Wales. Originally I wasn’t planning on doing it this year but to take part in IMUK 70.3. But with injuries playing up, I pulled out of Wimbleball and transferred my entry to Wales in September to give myself hopefully some time to recover and train. Little did

Ironman UK 70.3 Wimbleball 2012

‘Hands up all our Ironman virgins’ said the commentator as Michelle and Bev hold both my hands up!  We are walking down to Wimbleball Lake, mud squelching through our toes and in my case, with my brain in neutral to keep myself calm.  What on earth was I doing? Turn the clocks back to the

Wales Ironman – 11th September 2011

Last year in a moment of madness/stupidity/inebriated, I said to a friend that I would do an Ironman if it weren’t in Bolton! Thinking I had got away with it, Ironman Wales came about and opened for entries for inaugural event! Not to back away from a challenge, I had to enter! After all, what’s

Bolton Ironman 2011 Alternative Race report

I had a very different Ironman journey to Garrad so I thought I would also write a race report. I would never call myself a triathlete, I’m a runner by trade – and not even a good one. I dabbled in triathlon back in 2008 when I worked my way up to the London Olympic

Bolton Ironman 31st July 2011

Where can you go to get the best tasting Fish ‘n’ Chips? I thought Papa’s in Weston did the best, but oh no. To eat the best tasting Chips you need to be in Bolton at the end of July next year, and you need to swim, cycle and run a total of 140.6 miles