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!

Another great video from Mateusz…

It wasn’t all about Charity, this was a big personal challenge, but to raise £4500 and to be able to share across three charities was brilliant. Thanks to all who supported. Best, Andrew

As per the plan, The Forestman Race strategy really started at 3:30pm…..12 hours before wake up. Having spent time with Mark Kleanthous (triathlon author and extreme athlete) www.ironmate.co.uk on a training camp in Lanzarote we learnt that Nutrition was one…

Grit & Determination. I don’t excel, I wasn’t born with the genetics of an elite athlete, I don’t posses extraordinary skills: I swam for the school, nothing special – nothing since I’m no cyclist – I bought my first adult…

  12 hours : 34 minutes ; 28 seconds Race Report to follow.    

Dorney Lake is a great place to swim….no current, straight, clean/fresh water, shallow – you can just about see the bottom. This swim event was perfect timing – the bank holiday weekend was described as the BIG WEEKEND :- Saturday…

Having just come home from Tri-Topia, a training camp in France run by my Ironman coach, Lee Thomas, the following is a summary of my Race Day Strategy for the Ironman distance triathlon, the Forestman – six weeks out. The…

First Race of the 2014 season after a long hard winter of training. It will sound weird but despite all the training it was with some trepidation that I came to Mercedes World in Weybridge at the Brooklands Race Track…

3 Charities £3000 Fundraising Target 3 Sports Charity 3: Fairlawn – Please Click Here to Donate There are so many charities touching all of our lives doing great things to support our friends and families. The IRONMAN is a huge…

3 Charities £3000 Fundraising Target 3 Sports Charity 2: Rockinghorse – Please Click Here to Donate In April 2012 I ran The Brighton Marathon in support of The Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, the Brighton based charity helping children for over 40…

3 Charities £3000 Fundraising Target 3 Sports Charity 1: Sussex Cancer Fund – Please Click Here to Donate With 1 in every 3 people in the UK diagnosed with some form of cancer we are all at some point touched…

I’ve found some really inspirational videos….love this one….especially for those that ask “Why?” …..because we don’t get to choose how and when we die……but we do get to choose how we LIVE. One Life….LIVE IT.

Ironman is relentless, headphones on, press play, watch and GO!

So, Olympic Challenge is done….we’re now thinking do we do a Half Iron Man in 2014? Enter – Kurt and his BTRS End of Season Challenge – “Andrew you’re doing the Half Iron next month right?” I’ve just done my…

So here it was, 2013’s challenge, I bought a bike for Christmas 2012 cause my mate had gone mad for cycling. I ended up at a Triathlon training camp in April cause Nicky B bust her ACL skiing…on returning this…

Mind games….when you need a distraction, when you’re struggling….draw on this….

    At Tri-Topia I discovered that I was a reasonably good swimmer, I swam at school and club level as a junior but hadn’t ever excelled, it seems swimming is just like riding a bike, having not done a…

  Three weeks after Tri-Topia and buoyed with confidence today was Race Day! On returning from France I booked my first year “challenge” which is an Olympic Distance (1500M+40KM+10KM) race at Dorney Lake, home of the Olympic rowing, there was…