Triathlon; swim, bike, and then run. Not three separate sports. One sport. Three disciplines. Never has that been more apparent to me than after Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz this weekend. It was, to put it bluntly, a total shit show.
Ever wondered what happens when you try to run a half-marathon with barely any training? Last Sunday, at about 6.30 in the morning, that’s exactly what I tried to do. I was on the startline for the San Francisco Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon. I had only run about 50 km in the last 6 months, but had cycled thousands. My fitness will carry me through, right?
On 26th July I took part in the Richmond Riverside 10km race. The route was an out and back loop along the towpath between Richmond and Kingston. Having really struggled with injury and the hills during the Surrey Badger Half-Marathon two weeks earlier I was excited about the prospect of tackling a fast, flat route. The start was only a short drive from home so I was feeling nice and settled on… Read More
On 13th July 2014 I ran in the Surrey Badger Half Marathon. This was my first ever race over this distance and set off from the Denbies Wine Estate just north of Dorking. The organisation at the start was very good; parking was easy, as was race pack collection. There was even a group warm-up set to music. This wasn’t for me on this occasion as I just wanted a bit of… Read More