Category Archives: walking, running, Triathlons

Gr8events make gr8 proud parents

About a 3 weeks ago Mya, 11 decided right out of the blue that she would give a triathlon a go.   Gr8events were hosting an age grouped event on closed roads so we let the training begin!   Mya … Continue reading

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Newbiggin 2012. The last race and the bespoke fingers

    After last years hurricane powered sandblaster,  it had to be better conditions – I set myself 3 targets:  beat Mick n Pro, finish 6+mins faster than last year and run 4:12 pace.   The day started very relaxed, … Continue reading

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Sun, sea, sand and pain. Tri ing with Tim!

The 5pm start was a treat – a lie in, plenty time to eat and get ready, or so I thought.  In fact I had prepared everything anyway and spent most of the day twiddling my thumbs with nervous energy.  Our … Continue reading

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Defecation, Dedication and Northumberland Tri

  Its always a gamble how you prepare for a Triathlon, after catching a stomach bug last weekend I opted to train really lightly thereafter as ropey at best and producing more methane than a heard of cows at a … Continue reading

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Cleveland Short (I beg to differ) course

  This year I set myself a few targets – one was to complete a Standard or Olympic distance triathlon.   I did feel that Cleveland was a little early in the season but it was also a popular event … Continue reading

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The beach start, the Lavenders and the final straw

With short notice myself, Mark Head and Mick Richardson decided to join in the Cleveland Triathlon friendly event.  No timing chips etc, but im the first to admit I was racing regardless,  I set a target to beat Mick Rich … Continue reading

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Keswick Triathlon May 20th 2012

It was a year ago when myself and Dave climbed brown slabs arete at Shepard’s Crag in Borrowdale,  the following day we pledged that we would complete Keswick Triathlon in 2012.   Today was that day. Almost every time I have … Continue reading

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Early May Events!

Early May brought some great events  – Sunday the 6th was the marathon of the north.   A sunny day brought the crowds out to cheer on the runners as they took to the streets for the first ever Marathon. … Continue reading

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April – how wet can you get?

April showers?  if France had the same as us, im so pleased I didn’t visit Font at this time of year.  As buses ironically roam the land with “Drought warnings” on the sides, the North East was in deluge.   So … Continue reading

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March 2012 Hill Hunter

March 2012 Well the fantastic weather, didn’t lead to fantastic climbing!  however I was pleased to get out and about on the bike and get my first outdoor swim done.   It has to be said that the swim was … Continue reading

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