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Topping out on Bowland Knotts

John Sutton Epicman 11/06/2017 Triathlon My season is rapidly descending into a state of farce. It started well enough with an enjoyable Lancaster Duathlon followed by a favourite sportive of mine – the Jodrell Bank. The subsequent two sportives I entered (Bigland or Bust and Manchester-Chester-Manchester) were both cancelled due to lack of numbers. No […]

Breaking myself in gently

Broken in Gently

Richard Mason Triathlon X “Toughest Ironman Distance Race in the World” 17/06/2017 Triathlon After a layoff of 5 years from racing IRONMAN distance races (KONA 2012) I decided to ease myself back into it gently. A local event not too expensive, low key, small field of only 250, good route knowledge, 40 minutes up the […]

Racing in Chester


Paul Smith Deva Triathlon 04/06/2017 Triathlon This was the first of the qualifiers for the ITU Age Group finals in Rotterdam, which is my season goal, and was therefore one of my priority races. To make things easier on race day, I registered the day before and stayed over in Chester which also gave me […]

Return to the fray


Jane Patel St Anne’s sprint triathlon 21/05/2017 Triathlon After missing 2016 through injury and an op, my last tri had been London in 2015 so I chose St Anne’s to return to the fray as I’d done it back in 2014. The day was bright but not too hot and, no surprise, windy! The pool […]

Bala Middle Distance


Gary Smith Bala Middle Distance 04/06/2017 Triathlon Bala Middle Distance I’d entered the Bala Middle Distance Triathlon as a stepping stone and learning curve for Ironman UK in July. I’ve only previously done a handful of sprint triathlons previously so this was quite a step up for me. I’d travelled down the day before with […]


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