Tag: Triathlon

Xmas 2012 I bought a Giant Defy 3 to spend some time cycling with my mate AJ who’d become addicted! 27 March 2013, Nicky Binning posted on Facebook, “Torn ACL, MCL, damaged my cartilage and inside knee cap!” 27th April I was in Nicky’s seat, driving to Tri-Topia’s training camp in France. The Accidental Triathlete had began…

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 first season of triathlon, I’ve finished Sprints and an Olympic and now he reckons I’m doing a Half Iron? Man I’ve NEVER ridden 90km, and haven’t run 13 Miles for over a year… So I head out and do a…

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 was the race I booked, this was my focus for the rest of this year: Olympic Triathlon (Human Race – Dorney lake, 15/09) = 1500M SWIM + 42KM BIKE + 10KM RUN Sure you can swim 60 lengths, and yes…

Buoyed by the success of the River Adur swim race I decide to try a Sprint Triathlon Race Series I was hearing lots of good things about in Brighton. Every Wednesday evening through the summer a Sprint Triathlon is held with a Transition Zone created on the beachfront with scaffolding poles allowing bike racking, our great town of course provides doorstep open water swimming, we then head off for two laps of a road race being 20km, and finish with…

    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 training session for 20+ years the stroke was ingrained. Local event company Raw Energy, the same organisers of the Arundel Triathlon, host some local river swims, something you just don’t realise is going on until becoming part of the Tri…

  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 no real rationale to this other than I had been dragon boat racing on the lake before, it was fairly local and it was at the end of the season so I had as much time as possible to train…

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