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January 6, 2020

Doing the Thingy or how Dan and Dave ended up entering an Ironman

Since that evening about 4 years ago when Dave found me in his classroom after school leaping about to an Insanity fitness DVD desperately trying to lose weight and suggested that I try triathlon it has probably always been there.  Dave had done loads of spirits and Olympics but never longer.  We trained with Michelle Neylon to do th...

October 7, 2019

Well, the curtain finale to the triathlon season was held at Hever Castle, and for most of the Westcroft Improvers group this was their opportunity to shine in their respective events, or at least promote their media stardom with exhaustive posing at any clicking camera.

This meant an early rise on a damp Saturday morning with the splendid view of the Hever Castle Lake in the foreground. Eli not on...

August 29, 2019

I’ve always been a fan of the Tour de France and was aware that each year amateur cyclists get the chance to ride one of the stages a week before the pros in l’Etape du Tour. For 2019 it was to be 20th stage in the Alps from Albertville to a summit finish at Val Thorens, a final day in the mountains for the pros before the following day’s procession to Paris. I was looking for a big challenge for...

November 30, 2018

What a difference a year makes...

Leeds Castle 2017 had been a small affair, beautiful setting and 160 competitors (a mixed bag of sizes, shapes, ages and experience).  After last year I had signed up for this early season standard distance event with pleasure.  I was not in the best of shape after being hit by a car and missing all winter training, (the number of pies I ate while convalescing had...

October 19, 2018

This was my journey to  qualify for the British Age Group

October 2017 Losing motivation in my training so think maybe I need a remote coach. Realise that I will be 50 next year and on age group so decide to aim at qualifying for the Worlds or Europeans at Standard Distance. Discover, I am a year late (!!) as will be qualifying for the following year but decide to go for it anyway.

November 2017 Ide...

October 19, 2018

                                                                              I’ve got a history with the Woburner, last year when I felt fit as flea and having trained well I entered the half Ironman event. A week before the race my knee went, I competed anyway but had to quit at the start of the run. It got worse- after a month’s recuperation-on my first bike ride back I got hit by a Land Rover...

October 20, 2017

In April 2016, on or around my 45th birthday I set myself the target to improve my PB at every running and triathlon distance I had ever done (no midlife crisis here!). By April 2017 they were all in the bag except for the middle and full distance triathlons. Roll on Challenge Roth and Challenge Almere.

It would be easy to give a blow by blow account of each event, what I had for breakfast, how muc...