Category Archives: Triathlon

Burnham-on-sea Super Sprint Triathlon

Sun 21 April I had set the alarm for quarter to six. As always when you set the alarm so early you wake up at least an hour before it goes off and you lie there waiting for it. I was really looking forward to the day ahead. I’d joined the West Country Triathletes in

Helvellyn Triathlon

1 mile swim, 38 Mile Bike, 9 mile run  If you don’t know the Helvellyn Triathlon route the above doesn’t sound too bad, but then you read the race briefing which shows this isn’t a normal course. “Whistle, Compass, Map, Full body cover, food and emergency blanket” are all in the compulsory list for the

National Club Relay Championships

National Club Relay Championships Nottingham – Saturday 24th August 2012 12 intrepid members (plus 6 children and one babysitter!!!) of West Country Tri ventured up to Nottingham for the Relays this year making up 3 (supposedly!) equal ability mixed teams for this unique relay challenge. Travelling up on Friday and setting up camp proved much

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

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