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1st Lanzarote 70.3

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

I had an amazing week in Lanzarote. Took a big, hard earned win against some great athletes, caught up with 1/2 of the Uplace-BMC Team and spent lots of time relaxing before and after the race at the Active Sands Beach resort in the sun.  I have to say that things were really rolling in […]

2nd at South Africa 70.3.

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Hey everyone.  I’m just getting back to Stellenbosch after a pretty successful but epic weekend of racing in East London, South Africa.  I like coming to this race because it’s on my way to my favourite training destination and also gives me a chance to see where the form is at early in the year, […]

2nd at St Croix 70.3

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Super happy to finish on the podium of this prestigious 25 year old race today after what can only be described as completely BRUTAL conditions. I guess I happened to have a bit more luck than others today and survived the “Beauty and The Beast” with the fastest run split to boot! Congrats to Richie […]

What a week

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

What a week I’ve had here in South Africa. Really, It’s been perfect here, non-stop sunshine, amazing cafe lifestyle, good company with my friends and training was going well. Nothing special but clipping away getting fitter each week and enjoying life more importantly.  I really appreciate being able to train here and live this lifestyle. […]

My big move to 70.3 / Ironman racing.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

I’ve been hinting about it for a while but finally now I can start talking more openly about my plans for next year. I had to wait to firm up a few things before I made any announcement with my team, sponsors, British Triathlon and so on. I’ve decided to take my career away from […]

Mooloolaba, Gold Coast and Olympic selection

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Things are starting to wrap up on the Gold Coast and we’re coming into the start of the race season again. I’m looking forward to getting home, It’s gone amazingly out here and I wouldn’t change one day. It’s really important to get in a big winter in order to go well for the whole […]

Geelong ITU

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Hi everyone! Hope they winter is not too cold for you!? Things are going great in Australia.  The weathers been beautiful, the training environment has been motivating allowing us to keep on pushing and the quality of my training since I’ve been here has been consistently high. Happy days! This weekend we headed down to […]

Hello from Oz!

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Hey everyone I haven’t blogged for quite a while unfortunately mainly because it’s been quite a hectic period for me and I’ve been blogging a lot for Realbuzz which takes up a fair bit of my blog concentration!  So please check out the archives on that if you are interested.  My blogs can be read […]

Season’s done (pretty much)

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I am back home now after a tough past month of training and racing, but my season is now finished now and I’m really excited to relax and recover after my best ever year. Since my last blog it all started to slip through my fingers a bit!  I picked up a bit of a […]

Update from Loughborough

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Currently I am half way through a big block of hard work which will carry me through a heap of races in France for my team Lagardere, Germany for my Bundesliga team Buschhutten and the World Champs Series races in Madrid and Kitzbuhel.  I’m currently ranked 9th in the World and want to try to […]

Dodgy wrists and a race this weekend.

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Been an interesting week. My lookalike Brad Kahlefeldt took me on some dodgy trail in Nerang! I stacked it twice, he stacked it once and I came away with a very bruised wrist and a nice pair of sore legs from the downhill running! Trainings been a bit dodgy since then.  I’m struggling to swim! […]

Back on Tour

Friday, June 4th, 2010

I just arrived in Madrid. Probably the road trip that I have most been looking forward to.  After this battle I will be heading directly to Des Moines for the big money race.  Madrid is my priority though…I will give all I have here and then for Des Moines I will give what I have […]

In Seoul so far

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

I don’t like being the guy who turns up to a foreign country and never makes any sort of effort at all… I asked the bus driver to our hotel what ‘Hi’ is in Korean.  He said something completely impossible to repeat! I gave up then, unfortunately I won’t be taking one Korean word back […]

Update prior to Seoul.

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Sorry guys for the lack of updates but I notice with all of my Triathlonteam mates that their blog count has slowed.  It’s only because racing is getting closer, heads been down, stuck into training and when this happens there really isn’t a lot to talk about! My friend tagged me in this photo…Please say we […]

London 2012 Just keeps getting better…

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

I say all this should I qualify again! I know what a ball ache it is to qualify for the Olympic Games and I am also aware you have to be lucky as well but I get more excited about London 2012 every day… I first learnt that we were awarded the Olympics while having […]

The ‘BAD’ Days

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Don’t you just hate those ‘bad days‘…Bit of a Rant here! Does anyone have any tips on how to handle these days? Some mornings you wake up and you realise almost straight away you shouldn’t have bothered waking up at all today… I can always tell when I am on for a bad day, for […]

Back from Spain

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Got back from Spain a few days ago. Was a tough camp, got in a lot of intensity so feeling pretty smashed. I now have an easy week though to adapt before we make another push! This winter is never ending I tell you.  It doesn’t help that it’s still snowing.  Usually I go to […]

Training so far, 7 weeks in

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Cant believe this first part of the year has gone so quick almost Christmas and 7 weeks into my training, I’m really enjoying the process.  If you are looking for a good present for the family for Xmas… It’s quite different being coached by Ben Bright, things feel very under control, not one day is […]

Dirty Drugs Cheat

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Just so as many people know as possible…Cheating w&%ker Davide Rebellin just tested positive for Cera, which is an advanced version of EPO. His Silver Medal has been revoked and Cancellara has been promoted to Silver and Kolobnev to Bronze. I hope he never races again and everyone loses all their respect for him!  It’s […]

Ready to rock and roll!

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Well yesterday saw the end to my 10 day block, and my last hard block of the year! This training block couldn’t have gone better. I managed to back up hard session after hard session and now I feel ready to smoke it at the Worlds.  My swimming and running are going especially well which […]