Archives for May 2012

Fundraising Page Launched – Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

I’m pleased to announce that I have just launched my fundraising page for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. For more information go here and please donate any amount that you can afford, no matter how small:

This fundraising page will be active for the next 16 months in the build-up to Ironman Wales 2013. I will be campaigning through a variety of events, including cycle sportives, triathlons, off-road marathons as I build up to the climax of Ironman Wales. That involves a 2.4 mile swim, 112mile cycle and a 26.2 mile run, back to back.

The Endurance Life Real Relay – Report

Somewhere in TorquayThis morning I ran my leg of the Real Relay. I had managed to “bag” the Paignton to Shaldon section at the almost respectable time of 05:25. The organisers, Endurance Life, sent me the contact details of the runners before and after me so I was able to arrange meeting points and times. The weather was just about perfect, and at 5am I was ready and waiting in the car park of Paignton railway station. [Read more…]

Team GB Medallions – Have you got yours?

Today it’s Matthew Pinsent. Head down to your local BP garage and get your medallion today. I’m 4 for 4 so far. For more info on what it is about click here.


Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Portland May 2012

StartAs soon as I saw the route for the Portland round of the Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series (CTS) I knew that I had to enter if possible. The half marathon was one complete lap of Portland, plus a couple of miles of Chesil Beech thrown in for good measure. The marathon was two laps and the ultra was three. It was a decision that I didn’t regret. There is an excellent tip at the end of the article that is well worth reading through for. Read on for more race info and some pictures from race day. [Read more…]

Endurance Life race finish goodies

This made me laugh this morning, so I thought that it was worth a micro blog.

When you finish an Endurance Life race you get a little box with some goodies in it, not least of which is a small sheet of temporary tattoos featuring their logo in various different guises. Last night while the kids were in the bath, we had a bit of fun and this morning everyone (Granny included) is sporting a temporary Endurance Life tattoo. All of them are in perfect working order, except for my daughter’s. She’s three and has rubbed off a key part of the Endurance Life moto and thereby completely changed its meaning. In the pic you can see mine which has just survived a 30 minute pool swim with my watch rubbing on it, and hers.

Endurance Life

When the going gets tough, never never never give up!

She has a lot to learn…….