Tag Archives | Half Ironman

Inspired to Tri

Pre-race nerves - and the sea is nowhere in sight...

Nick Hewitt Weymouth Ironman 70.3 17/09/2017 Triathlon Until 2017 my only experience of triathlon was Helvellyn in 2009, which I enjoyed immensely even though I finished well down. As I was a totally useless swimmer, an ok cyclist but a reasonable fell runner, I had the satisfaction of passing many people on the run. Last […]

Dream Day In The Lakes

Action shot

Maggie Wild Day in the Lakes 25/06/2017 Triathlon A Day in The Lakes 2017 Half Ironman ish. Late. Forgot wetsuit. Briefing started, not racked bike, race numbers not fixed on. Miraculously wearing a purple wetsuit- whose is this? Never mind just get in the water. I’m a lap behind but that’s ok. Get in start […]

Tough Brick

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 […]

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 […]

Colt 1, 2 at Bala

Kerry racing to 2nd at Bala

The Middle Distance race at Bala is a perennial COLT favourite and this year was no different with a number of club members lining up. Thomas Jones led the COLT pack in a rapid 04:52:53 and 29th overall. But honours go to Louise Kelly and Kerry Oldfield who finished in 4:59:20 and 5:04:58 respectively making […]