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Diary of a Novice Triathlete – Day Thirty Three

A very welcome side effect of the Olympics has been a growing distrust, bordering on dislike of what used to the beautiful game. When you see sportsmen and women without the posturing, the vanity and the cheating, it just feels so much closer to the reason humans pursue athletic endeavour in the first place.

I’m hoping the Olympics have ended my love affair with football, in all honesty. I doubt it, football will always be the mistress I’d increasingly like to hide away.

Perhaps, with each stroke, my swim might distance me further from football, from my childhood, from the utter mediocrity that pervades the British football industry. I can only hope.

RG Active athlete carries Olympic Torch!

OMG – I had the day of my life!! It was fantastic from start to finish. Because most of my students couldnt travel to Croscombe we held our own mini-relay back at school in the afternoon. The children took it in turns to carry the torch & have ‘their moment to shine’. We then all […]

Triathlon Plus Magazine Shoot

Back in November I was fortunate enough to be chosen for a photo shoot for the magazine Triathlon Plus with 2 other GB Age Groupers, Paul and Andy. The article was about acheiving your triathlon ambitions in this Olympic year 2012.