This blog started as a record of the journey of a Triathlon virgin in 2013 to an Ironman in 2014, The Accidental Triathlete…

Now it’s just mutterings from me…work & play!

Day 14 the morning get together was full of excitement & photos pretty much forgetting we actually had another 80 miler in front of us…and as it turned out a few lumps wid way!! I spent the morning dawdling right…

The most common question asked of me in the past couple of days as everyone’s bodies start to tire is how does this compare with IRONMAN. The two really are very different, one is completed in a day, the other…

Lovely dinner out last night with some of the guys, treated myself to 10 Oz 40 day matured Scottish Beef Steak!! Hostel accomodation sharing a room with 7 blokes really is something for your teens & twenties, and having given…

Bouncing back from yesterday I ate well, slept well and ate a good breakfast. Today was another long one but it was all about that hill! Knowing that we had a tough day even John decided today was a day…

Today was my toughest physically & emotionally – just was wrong from the start – but think in the end more good than harm was done by the finish & I’m ok for a tough day tomorrow. The day started…

It’s funny as you get tired and one day blends to another, as I try to recall 9 hours ago, where I slept and how the day started! Ah yes, Keswick! Yesterday afternoon a bee landed on my cheek &…

Day 8 – funny how you sleep better with the wife than in a room full of lads! At morning briefing my other room mates shared the joys of the room at the pub with the signage lighting outside the…

Day 7 followed a much better ‘night before’ with a fab meal out with Nikki and Sharon and a great night’s sleep in a Premier Inn. Nikki dropped me back to the tour hotel and I joined the guys for…

Day 6 – last night Captain Caveman entered the LEJOG dormitory at the YHA and the 5 of us who have become quite comfortable with each other where hit with this monster who crashed & banged his way through the…

Day 5 is described as the easiest day of the tour, at 58 miles (90kms) and 1000m of elevation that’s a pretty good, long training ride in Sussex!! The day started as most seem to with a big opening hill…

The morning started by contacting Nikki and wishing her Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary! Then straight on the roller to massage tired legs, shower, dressed and down to breakfast for cereal, juice and Poached Eggs on Brown! Routine really helps when…

Today started with some good slopes, like yesterday literally straight into a climb without warm up! It was long, but the gradient steady and manageable. Of course what goes up – leads to some awesome descents. This run from Morehampstead…

Today was THE day, it’s the one billed as the hardest…not sure what Wales, The Lakes & Scotland will have to say about that! but at the moment, today is THE day! We left Fowey by ferry which is always…

Well at last we’ve started! 2014 was an Ironman, 2015 was Brighton Marathon and pretty much as soon as that was finished I was thinking what would 2016’s challenge be… I wasn’t ready for another Ironman, then we sadly lost…

So long story short it changed from JOGLAND (heading North to South) to LEJOG (heading South to North) – there wasn’t the commitment from the JOGLAND crowd! So we’re on…. 6 days and counting nearly £3,000 has been raised for…

Yes of course working on the golf handicap would probably make far more sense and while a challenge, isn’t a challenge like this sort of challenge! I’m not ready for another Marathon…would like to do a big IRONMAN branded event…

So how do you follow Ironman? Well knowing what is possible and having a coach I decided to focus on one of those sporting monkeys that I carried…the sub 4 hour marathon… Training in a completely different way with Lee…

See yourself becoming the person you want to be… Mateusz M and Eric Thomas (http://etinspires.com/)

10km is a long way to swim….but after a summer of training endless lengths in the pool it was good to get underway. 2:23:43 means 8.5km swim plus 1.5km assisted by tide. Truly stunning, more photos to add.