A run to bluebells

April 16, 2017

In October I will be running 8km around the Isle of Kerrera, the run is immediately preceded by a 14km bike ride around the same island, which in turn is preceded by a 550m swim across Oban Bay.

I’m pretty happy with my current fitness levels but the Craggy Island Triathlon is something of a step up (I’ve never done an open water swim, and of the several hundred hours of cycling I’ve done in the last year about 6 have been outdoors).

I formally kicked off my training with a run this morning, I didn’t have much of a plan and ended up doing an 8.5 mile out and back run to a lovely bluebell wood I stumbled across in between startling a heron (who in turn seriously startled me) and meeting a lovely horse.


April 4, 2016

After falling apart at the end of the Bath Half last month (2:07) I managed a PB at the Warwick Half yesterday!

1:58:47, average 9:04 miles, my splits range from 8:42 (the last mile) to 9:35 (mile 11).

Pretty chuffed.

Winter Wolf

November 21, 2014

The Winter Wolf was so much fun. This video was the winning entry to the Winter Wolf video competition. These guys were in a different wave to me so you don’t get to see me arse-deep in mud (or hear Sarah’s whoops!) but this is the course pretty much as it was for my run.

So. Much. Fun.

I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

October 20, 2014

This might be my new favourite video on the internet (and that’s saying something).

(via kottke.org)