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Getting started… Open Water Swimming 2014

This weekend saw three of the four RG Active open water swim venues open to athletes wanting to get in their wetsuits ahead of the fast approaching triathlon season. This time last year Marsha and I tried to swim at Ham lake and managed about 10mins before having to get out before hypothermia set in. […]

Diary of a novice Triathlete – Day Six

I intended to run on Friday night but a bit of late work and an early appointment at the school fundraiser ‘QuizMex’ put pay to that. Quizmex combined, for me, flagons of Mexican beers, nachos, chilli, sour cream and the like. The worst possible start to a weekend trying to stay away from temptation – I’ve never been good at that.

Diary of a Novice Triathlete – Day One

This is NOT a great start. I spent last night drinking, barbecuing and watching England plod out of Euro2012 at the hands of Italy. I managed to consume more burgers, sausages, stakes, coleslaw and white floury buns than the average rugby team picnic.