After being bitten by the SwimRun bug, I found myself on another race! This time would be a bit different.https://www.riverthlon.at For a start the format was different to my first two events... you had to carry everything - just like other SwimRuns... but... This meant swimming with shoes on (or going barefoot)... with nothing to … Continue reading Riverthlon Swim Run Waidhofen/Ybbs
After a nice introduction to Swimrun at Backwaterman, I decided to give an Ötillö event a go. Unable to find a partner for the full distance, I entered the Sprint solo race. My expectation was to be racing against a larger field of athletes and get a better idea if this sport was for me. … Continue reading Ötillö Sprint Engadin
2020 was going to be the year I finally got a little faster and maybe on a good day, with some luck, got a good age group result... maybe the chance to go to Kona. As with everyone, Covid changed everything. Tight lockdown in mid-March and races cancelled or rescheduled. The swimming pools closed and … Continue reading SwimRun… First experience
End of season race... last minute trip down to Beautiful Slovenia. 5hrs 10mins DCIM100GOPROGOPR4319.JPG
32km to go in the run…. I am screaming at my legs, but nothing is happening…no acceleration only a dull stiffness. My race is falling to pieces… I can see runners spread out in front of me… It’s going to be a long way to the finish… Nearly 6 months before, I decided that after … Continue reading Challenge Roth 2019 – Planning the Race & Racing the Plan
This was about to be the worst experience of my racing life, and I knew it... A beautiful morning dawned over transition…, a perfect day for a half Iron man, my warm up race for this season. At 5:30am we were let into transition, a pump wielding group of Adrenaline fueled, endurance sport addicts. Bike … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 St Polten, Austria.