IronMan 70.3 Barcelona race report

Enter Sandman is blaring. The beach is full with wet-suit clad athletes looking out into the rising sun. The ocean is flat, inviting even. A cheer goes up as the pros are introduced and take their place at the front of the field. The anticipation in the air, will quickly turn as the red mist…

Mallorca 312, an exercise in ego management

Its 2 degrees (C) the sun is not up, and won’t be for another 30 minutes, yet over 6000 riders are lining the streets in Platja de Nuro. Our group arrived ‘late’ so joined the funnel right at the back of the start pens waiting for the 7am starter’s gun to go off. We eventually…

Will a brave Nutritionist/Dietitian please stand up?

I have some questions. I would like some independent, scientific, peer reviewed advice. I’m not interested in hearsay, myth, government/agri-industry/manufacturer backed studies, but some proper scientific research and point of views. I am not interested in any ethical/environmental arguments for one diet over another. Firstly, the whole balanced diet approach as identified by what your plate/weekly eating…

Living the dream

The stars, or rather the Sun aligned to our plans and we had the most amazing cycle down to Brighton and back. ] Waking up around 6am, there was a fine mist over Guildford. As the day opened the mist cleared and by 9ish in the morning as we rolled out it was full sun…

Do it for the Doughnuts

I love carbs! There I said it. Even though there is a growing body of evidence that we should be cutting out added sugar blah blah blah, but who doesn’t love an amazing doughnut or any other amazing buttery pastry? Sugary, sweet, fluffy, mmmm. The only thing that tastes better… the doughnut I have earned…

Bath Half Race report

Sunday saw 12,000 runners take to the streets of Bath for the annual Vitality Bath Half. I was lining up alongside them for my first official half marathon (having done a half Ironman doesn’t count for timing purposes). What started out as a rainy day down in Southampton turned into perfect running conditions across in…

Sleeping Like a Champion

We create dedicated schedules for our training, be that following a program, or ensuring we hit the gym a few times a week. But how often do we think about our recovery in the same way? There is a lot of information on post workout recovery sessions; re-hydrating, taking on some food… (Not going to…

Daily Rituals to really live by

“It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. … The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.”  ― Seneca, On the Shortness of Life There is a new addiction gripping the world. One that has…