September 26, 2015

Roll back a few years and you’d find me hoofing my way around various events in rigid orthotics and stability shoes. But with flat feet and poor alignment, my legs were quite susceptible to injury. This unforgiving combination actually did the job for almost 20 years. But I changed and here is my story.


It wasn’t necessarily a conscious decision to test out new footwear, but as I increased my running, my faithful old orthotics began to...

September 15, 2015

Responding to a somewhat sucky season

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit – rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about when he might have won h...

September 14, 2015

Challenge Weymouth ETU Long Distance Champs

It was great to meet up with all the other elites at Challenge Weymouth: there was a fantastic pre-race atmosphere; what a lovely bunch of people.

But oh dear. From a magical 2 year comeback into triathlon to 2015 – year of the abyss. Injury and burnout have put pay to race results but behind the scenes, it has been non-stop progress. I have built a team and environment that is conducive to hig...

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