I’m 3 weeks away from taking on the biggest physical (and mental, yes, completely mental!) challenge of my life, Ironman Italy. I’m quite a social creature, my summers are usually filled with parties, hen dos, weddings and the occasional holiday. This summer has been quite different. Whilst trying to maintain some sort of social life, my time has been filled with 100 mile bike rides, casual midweek half marathon runs and as much open water swimming as I can squeeze in. … More Three Weeks to Go!
This city felt friendly and welcoming compared to some of the decidedly inhospitable places we’d recently visited. The hotel was lovely, I could walk around in shorts and I even started to feel hungry again! … More An Inhospitable Beauty – Sucre and Beyond
Waking up to the view of, well, not much really, made me realise what a remote part of the world we were travelling to. Uyuni was like a ghost town, cold, yet bathed in glorious sunshine and the bluest sky I’ve ever seen. … More An Inhospitable Beauty – Salar de Uyuni and Potosí
There are so many reasons why Bolivia shouldn’t be somewhere I’d want to visit. It’s cold, the high altitude makes it uncomfortable for most Europeans, the cuisine leaves a lot to be desired, they’re far behind much of the world when it comes to tourism and customer service and you can’t flush paper down the toilet. However, if you can deal with all of the above, Bolivia will show itself to be one of the most interesting, stunning and action-packed countries you’ll ever visit. … More An Inhospitable Beauty – La Paz
Precisely three months from today I will be racing my first ever full Ironman race in Cervia, Italy. It’s safe to say that training for this has taken over my life now, with every spare hour seen as an excuse to go for a run and every journey considered as a bike ride before driving it. I’m having to shoehorn my training into an already hectic life, but somehow I feel like it’s paying off. Here’s an update… … More Three Months To Go
I have always loved being in the water, from bobbing around in the sea with my dad on holiday as a baby, to swimming 10km along a local river more recently. Only recently did I decide to take a closer look at what lies beneath the waves. … More Goofing Around Under the Sea
The Slateman in Snowdonia National Park, Wales has a reputation for being one of the most epic triathlons in the country, if not the world. My fellow TVT members have always recommended it as one of the best races with the friendliest atmosphere, so obviously I had to give it a go! … More Becoming a Savage