The Brutal Extreme Tri
The Brutal had been on my radar for a few years ever since stumbling across a TV programme late one night about an ex Welsh rugby player who was doing it but I had been putting it off as too hard or too far away or too something. Recent years has seen it gather some media attention, particularly in 220 Magazine and so earlier this year I decided that the time for procrastinating was over and took the plunge one evening and pressed “Enter”.
Continue reading “Graeme Reid – Brutal Extreme Triathlon – Sept 2017”
Thorpe Park Sprint
Over the past few months it’s been a bit quiet for me compared to the start of the season as I decided to race less and train more in order to try to get fitter, improve my swimming and running and have a crack at qualifying for the 2018 Sprint Distance European Championships in Glasgow.
Continue reading “Lynne McIntosh – Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon – Sept 2017”
Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon
Based at Loch Morlich near Aviemore, this event is roughly 3km open canoe (teams of 2), 25km mountain bike and 5km trail run, with the promise of a “useful item” and a burger at the end. I’ve been keen to take part for years but the 240 places sell out fast so this was my first time and it lived up to all expectations (friendly people, dodgy weather, mud, useful mug).
Continue reading “Stuart Kelly – Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon, Sept 2017”
Ali Rainey – The Vitruvian
I was really looking forward to this race and a bit nervous …my first middle distance event. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the step up in distance. I’d originally been aiming for Edinburgh 70.3, but had to pull out, so I was glad when Jen suggested a group of us should go down to do vitruvian.
Continue reading “Race Update – The Vitruvian, British Middle Distance Championships”
British middle distance champs – Jacqui Thomson
This race wasn’t in my agenda after I came back from Kitzbuhel but after I heard Ali and Jennifer were going down, I decided to tag along.
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Hot on the heels of Rosie’s report, here is my take on Ironman Copenhagen.
It has turned out to be a bit of a long one so… SPOILER ALERT. I am an Ironman!
Continue reading “Race Update – Ironman Copenhagen, August 2017”
Ironman Copenhagen-Rosie Haddock
The reason why I actually started triathlon in the first place was the lure of ironman. However found I loved the shorter distances, and (as I have found during training) I am better at these.
Continue reading “Race Update- Ironman Copehagen 20th August 2017”
Short Fast Durty – Jennifer Perry
The unexpected postponement of another event and the fact that we were on holiday for the week only a few miles away meant I really had to come up with an excuse not to enter this event! And I am so glad I did.
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Aberfeldy Middle Distance – Ally Anderson
The Aberfeldy race is a firm favourite on my calendar every year as it is a fantastic location for a middle distance. This year, due to a “toys out the pram episode” with Tri Scotland and the race organiser the event disappointingly lost its “championship” standing. Not a huge issue for Tail end Charlies like myself but pretty crap nonetheless.
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