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Shoulder recovery, Lanzarote, Kona.

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

As I’m almost out the other side of this nightmare shoulder injury, I thought I’d document the last 10 week stint in a blog. People like to blog about the successes and the good times but I think what’s more interesting is how you overcame adversity, how you had to battle hard to get yourself […]

Meh

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Lets kick this blog off with a cheeky quote, like many of my Triathlete colleagues like to do. “Life is like a glowstick…sometimes you have to break before you can shine”. The 2017 Triathlon season hasn’t been kind to me. I’ve had two of my worst injuries in my career and quite frankly I was […]

Ironman UK

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

I had my heart set on racing Ironman UK ever since my 4th place in Ironman Texas. I wanted to give my best shot at winning an Ironman this year and I figured this would be a good opportunity for me. Especially since it’s a couple of hours up the road on very similar roads […]

Boulder – Ironman Texas

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

This year the Clarke family agreed that we’d pack up and head off Stateside for our first big trip of the year culminating with Ironman Texas. I just don’t know for how many more years I’ll be able to just cruise off the Boulder to prepare for a race. My son is not too far […]

Winter gains

Monday, February 20th, 2017

With over half of the winter ticked off now and just 5 weeks till my first race of the year. I thought I’d update you on how things are going and how the season is shaping up. I’ve just returned from my 3rd trip to Lanzarote this winter staying at my home from home Sands […]

Kona 2016

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

…and that’s 2016 done. It feels strange because normally I get to this part of the season and I’m completely dead and purely hanging for my break but this time we really paced the season well under the guidance of Luc Van Lierde and I got to World Champs feeling relatively fresh and pretty motivated […]

The Kona Qualifying binge

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

2nd Ironman Copenhagen – Sub 8hrs – Kona Q  That’s what I call a great weekend! We started this year with a goal to Qualify for Kona and THEN do a good job in Kona. The nature of Ironman is that often these plans don’t quite work out and after starting the year with zero […]

Budapest Fail

Monday, August 1st, 2016

I’m on a mission right now and that is to get myself a place on the start line for Ironman World Championships in Kona. The biggest show that long course Triathlon has to offer, It’s important for me and BMC Etixx Pro Triathlon Team to get there and honestly I’d like to be able to […]

Ironman Frankfurt – 5th place

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Oh here he is…Finally popping back up to speak a few days after a result to be proud of in Ironman Frankfurt. Truth is I actually wrote TWO race reports after my rubbish race in Ironman Brazil but never posted them because they just sounded bitter and morbid and that’s not what I want. To […]

Challenge Fuerteventura

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

I’m really happy, and relieved to be sitting here in Fuerteventura on my post race ‘Over Drive’ training camp with a close 2nd place finish in Challenge Fuerteventura under my belt and as a result confidence back where it needs to be to be successful in this game.   It’s only 2nd place, I’ve had […]

South Africa

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all well. At the moment I’m sitting in my apartment with my feet up in South Africa trying to ride out a bit of illness picked up somehow/somewhere. I’m not sure what it is with this place. I really love it, the weather is unbeatable, you have amazing food and […]

Winter training, Laurent Vidal, Sands Beach.

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

All in all it’s been a fairly decent start to my winter training. I had around 8 weeks of un-interrupted training with the Luc Van Lierde programme and I was chuffed because I didn’t miss a thing and I was going pretty well as a result of it. I took a trip to Belgium to […]

Back to the drawing board…

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

  I hope everyone had a fantastic season and you were able to enjoy a nice long break afterwards to recover! If you’ve not been following me, I wrote off the last half of the season as I was getting burnt and racing wise was no good to anyone in the end. My Psychologist made […]

Enjoying the time off

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

I’ve enjoyed this first 4 weeks away from sport. Nothing that exciting so far, just hanging out with my family and I just payed a visit to legendary Irish Triathlete Conor Murphy and family who’s also been struggling this year, thanks to shitty coaching and support. Nice to compare notes! Slowly but surely I’m starting […]

Taking some time out

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Well it’s been an interesting and un-expected end to this first part of the year that’s for sure. I knew that things were not going well for me this year for some reason. I felt like my training was going quite well, perhaps quite inconsistent but on the whole I didn’t see much problem with […]

Will Clarke Coaching Launches!

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Click on the picture to find out more… 😀  

Debut Ironman Experience – Lanzarote

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Well, I can officially call myself an Ironman I guess, what a huge day trip that was in Lanzarote. I felt like preparation went ok for my debut Ironman. I can’t say I was in top shape at all, just didn’t have the time to get that, lets say I was inconsistently good!  I personally […]

Some nice photography from Uplace BMC Mallorca camp.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

We had a decent camp in Mallorca, big thanks to the Best Centre for having us. Great pool! We did some really big days. Like the 6.5 hr day before the Mallorca 70.3 Champs.  Then the 180km ride at close to average race power. Didn’t feel great but Ironman pace isn’t that fast and most […]

Update

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Hey everyone! It seems it’s been quite a while since I last updated my blog which leaves me with quite a bit of gossip! Since I last checked in I was getting all excited about going to Challenge Dubai and posting a solid performance there before running off with the Triple Crown Bonus! It didn’t […]

Big camp in Spain done and now all eyes on Dubai

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Just finished a great camp in Spain. We were staying near a town called Huercal Overa. South coast of Spain. We were actually in a little village just outside, staying in this huge villa.  The weather wasn’t that great actually, we were quite unlucky, the pool was too cold even for an ice bath on […]