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Ironman Wales Report and tips 2014

I felt remarkably calm in the week before Ironman Wales. I had hit nearly every single training session bang on for the previous 8 months, except for a couple missed due to a cold in February, and I felt that I certainly had an “engine” capable of getting me through to the finish. There was […]

The time is nigh! Ironman Wales 2014

Well, the time is upon me. After two years of contemplating and planning for it Ironman Wales is finally here and I will be racing on Sunday as number 1047. For the past 10 months I have been coached by Neil Scholes of Kinetic Revolution through two ultramarathons and now into Ironman Wales. My main […]

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Giro Air Attack Review

I always like to offer something that could be better on a helmet and with the Giro Air Attack I struggle to find anything that stands out as needing improvement Last year I raced in triathlons and time trials using my Giro Selector full aero helmet. It was a year or so old, but I […]

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Jurassic Classic Review and tips for a faster sportive time

While I sit here ravenously hungry, due to a massive energy expenditure yesterday through nearly seven hours of cycling, and waiting for the official times to be posted for the Jurassic Classic I thought that I would pen a brief review of the event as well as three tips that will give you free speed […]

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Patellofemoral Pain, Chondromalacia and second opinions

Patellofemoral Pain or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is pretty much pain that is felt in and around your knee cap. It is also known as runner’s knee due to a prevalence in runners. PFPS is a relatively new way of looking at knee pain whereas an out of date consultant may look at your knee […]

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Ironman Wales Report and tips 2014

I felt remarkably calm in the week before Ironman Wales. I had hit nearly every single training session bang on for the previous 8 months, except for a couple missed due to a cold in February, and I felt that I certainly had an “engine” capable of getting me through to the finish. There was […]

The time is nigh! Ironman Wales 2014

Well, the time is upon me. After two years of contemplating and planning for it Ironman Wales is finally here and I will be racing on Sunday as number 1047. For the past 10 months I have been coached by Neil Scholes of Kinetic Revolution through two ultramarathons and now into Ironman Wales. My main […]

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Fixing your feet – John Vonhof

Having been a runner for quite a few years and with a steadily increasing mileage over the years one thing I have never suffered from is foot problems. To some the following may sound like bragging, but I have never lost a toenail, don’t tend to get blisters and can generally ignore those most important […]

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Patellofemoral Pain, Chondromalacia and second opinions

Patellofemoral Pain or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is pretty much pain that is felt in and around your knee cap. It is also known as runner’s knee due to a prevalence in runners. PFPS is a relatively new way of looking at knee pain whereas an out of date consultant may look at your knee […]

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Jurassic Classic Review and tips for a faster sportive time

While I sit here ravenously hungry, due to a massive energy expenditure yesterday through nearly seven hours of cycling, and waiting for the official times to be posted for the Jurassic Classic I thought that I would pen a brief review of the event as well as three tips that will give you free speed […]

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Another word on bike fitting

A GOOD bike fit is crucial to good performance and makes a massive difference to your efficiency on the bike, but when you get a bike fit ensure you get a copy of the measurements and then before each race ensure that you have checked that nothing on the bike has changed. I have written two […]

Ironman pacing for the beginner

I am about to do my first full Ironman and I thought that some of you might be interested to know how I have come up with an Ironman pacing strategy. I have learnt a lot about pacing from doing a variety of long distance events from cycle sportives to triathlons to ultra marathons and the […]

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Ocean Lava Triathlon – Wales – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Yesterday I flogged myself to bits around the Ocean Lava Triathlon course in deepest West Wales. It was centred around Fishguard with the bike route passing through the UK’s smallest city, St Davids. There was some fancy dress involved as I wore my superman pants on the outside of my wetsuit for the swim and […]

1000 MILES IN MIND

Claire Oziem is currently running solo and unsupported from John O’Groats to Land’s End and is utterly bonkers. She has a fabulous writing style and this will likely be the funniest article that you read all day. Click on the link, read the article and then give her charity some money. You know you want to. I […]

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Frome Half Marathon 2014 – Intelligent Running

This was my second time in the Frome Half Marathon after competing in the inaugural event in 2012. You can read about that here. This year the race was every bit as good as when I ran it before. The locals were out all around the course, cheering runners along the closed roads. It was a […]

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Ironman pacing for the beginner

I am about to do my first full Ironman and I thought that some of you might be interested to know how I have come up with an Ironman pacing strategy. I have learnt a lot about pacing from doing a variety of long distance events from cycle sportives to triathlons to ultra marathons and the […]

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Ironman Wales Report and tips 2014

I felt remarkably calm in the week before Ironman Wales. I had hit nearly every single training session bang on for the previous 8 months, except for a couple missed due to a cold in February, and I felt that I certainly had an “engine” capable of getting me through to the finish. There was […]

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How to do a proper hamstring stretch – Kinetic Revolution

I found this video to be extremely informative, and also found out that when I thought I had been stretching my hamstring I had in fact been doing something entirely different. Give it a try. Hamstring strech vs sciatic tension. You can access the full article from Kinetic Revolution here.

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Jurassic Classic Review and tips for a faster sportive time

While I sit here ravenously hungry, due to a massive energy expenditure yesterday through nearly seven hours of cycling, and waiting for the official times to be posted for the Jurassic Classic I thought that I would pen a brief review of the event as well as three tips that will give you free speed […]

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Ocean Lava Triathlon – Wales – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Yesterday I flogged myself to bits around the Ocean Lava Triathlon course in deepest West Wales. It was centred around Fishguard with the bike route passing through the UK’s smallest city, St Davids. There was some fancy dress involved as I wore my superman pants on the outside of my wetsuit for the swim and […]

500m into the race, running across to greet my family

Frome Half Marathon 2014 – Intelligent Running

This was my second time in the Frome Half Marathon after competing in the inaugural event in 2012. You can read about that here. This year the race was every bit as good as when I ran it before. The locals were out all around the course, cheering runners along the closed roads. It was a […]

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Giro Air Attack Review

I always like to offer something that could be better on a helmet and with the Giro Air Attack I struggle to find anything that stands out as needing improvement Last year I raced in triathlons and time trials using my Giro Selector full aero helmet. It was a year or so old, but I […]

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A Wattbike Review – Back to the dark ages

A few months ago I spent what seemed like a small fortune on a running machine. Interest free credit is an evil thing and I suddenly realised that I had just spent three times as much on a running machine as I had on any turbo trainer that I had owned up to that point. […]

Surely you jest? – A race report for the Classic Quarter Ultra Marathon – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Here is my race report for Endurance Life’s Classic Quarter, an epic 44 mile ultra marathon in Cornwall. I was breaking out in a cold sweat for reasons that had nothing to do with the race. My stomach was unsettled, my eyes bleary and my bowels, well you probably don’t need any more information on […]

Nun shall pass – A review of the Hope 24 Race

This is another one of my runs for charity. This time I ran in a team of 5 all dressed as nuns in the Hope 24 ultra marathon in Plympton, Devon. It was an amazing event. Check out the excerpt and follow the link to more madness. Imagine the scene: A blustery and dramatic day […]

The Oner 2014 – A SUPER tale – The Leukaemia Conclusion

I have started putting my charity race reports up on my family’s leukaemia blog. Here is an excerpt from a link to my race report for the 80 mile Oner ultra marathon held on the Dorset coastline in the UK. I competed in one of the hardest ultra marathons in the UK, the infamous Oner. […]

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Nike Free v5 – 2014 model – Preview

Regular readers will know that I regularly log my road miles in  a pair of obnoxiously coloured Nike Free v4.0 trainers and I have quite comfortably taken them up to marathon distance. There are a bunch of things that I like about them but I think that it can be summed up in two bullet […]

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Multipower Fruit Power Bar Review

A couple of weeks ago I managed to get hold of a few Fruit Power bars from Multipower. These are a new energy bar that boast a high amount of fruit and are designed for use before and during exercise. Multipower have the following to say about them: Official High-Performance-Bar of the Giro d’Italia 2014 […]

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