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Trying to crack the USA!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

As usual another epic trip to the USA done and dusted and now back home before the next adventure in Mallorca for a Uplace BMC team training camp and race! Its been a strange year so far. I’m not too sure where I’m at really. Ever since I started training this winter I’ve been struggling […]

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, […]

Introducing my new Team…

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Looking back and forward…

Monday, December 30th, 2013

I hope you all had an awesome Xmas and have a great, prosperous New Year. I can’t wait to get 2014 started. Got a few new exciting changes for the next season and I’m convinced it’s going to be some of the best years I’ve had coming up! Lots of change in my world recently. […]

Finishing the season on the podium :-)

Monday, October 7th, 2013

This weekend I was competing in my last race for 2013 the Lanzarote 70.3. The last race of the year is never usually pretty for me. World Champs the biggest race of the year has usually been and gone and I start to get very tired and a little de-motivated. After 11 years racing I’ve […]

VEGAS BABY!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Well what a week that turned of to be…  A very tough, long weekend on the body that’s for sure and it certainly turned out to have a bit of everything in there. The whole experience was so much fun. My training in Boulder had gone really well in those 6 weeks leading in. It […]

Ready to rock Vegas!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

  It’s finally here, World 70.3 Champs in Las Vegas this weekend. You can watch the action unfold live on Sunday from 3pm GMT here. I’m really buzzing for this race, but nervous! Trained really hard for this one, and think my fitness is in a good place to be ready for it. I’m still yet to […]

Reflections on Boulder

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Things are going well in Boulder in preparation for the highlight off the year on many people’s calendar the Las Vegas 70.3 World Championships. You might have noticed I’ve been pretty quiet the past month. I’ve not raced once, opting for a long preparation training camp instead. I wasn’t exactly ready to deliver a great […]

Racing update

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Hey everyone. Hope you all having great summer and thanks for checking by. It’s been a big month of racing my end with 4 big races in the past month. To be honest it’s not ideal when it works out this way especially from a performance perspective because you do start to get tired, underprepared […]

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 […]

Snowy Boulder in Spring!

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

So it is STILL snowing in Boulder Colorado, the state which apparently has 300 days of sunshine a year! We have had 5 days of snow since we have been here and it’s starting to really frustrate me now… I cannot stand indoor training, especially riding on the turbo – but it’s looking like one […]

Final few days in Stellenbosch

Monday, March 18th, 2013

So I am already in my final week here in Stellenbosch after being calling it home for 11 weeks this winter! Time has flown by, and after mixed feelings about how it has gone I will be on the plane back to Blighty on Saturday ready to brave the cold yet again. Luckily I will […]

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 […]

Holidays are over

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Well that’s the holidays over again for another year!  I had a great few weeks in the Seychelles as well as quality time doing normal things with friends and family at home.  Seychelles is definitely the most remote place I’ve ever been. It’s closest next point of land is Somalia and it’s definitely got that […]

Coach Clarkey’s advice heading into the winter!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

This is my first instalment of training advice heading up to Christmas.  It’s simple but effective advice and I hope you find it useful! Look out for my thoughts for Jan-April later on! Don’t be afraid to have a decent break It’s really important that once the season comes to a close, you take a […]

London 2012

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

  Hey Everyone, I hope you’re all as blown away by the Olympics as I am.  I’ve really never seen anything like it as the whole nation seems to have have gone totally sport mad and not just the gold ribbon events but any sport and all of a sudden everyone seems to be an […]

What now!?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Hey everyone, I apologise to everyone if I seemed to have gone AWOL! I can assure you that it’s just a rumour that I’ve cracked and now I’m racing for the Democratic Republic of Congo… I’m sure 99% of you now know the news,  I didn’t make the Olympic team. You’re probably bored of talking […]

Past few months

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Well, that’s it! the final Olympic qualification race has been and gone and I have to say it’s a massive relief to know that our work is done and it’s finally in the hands of the selectors. The British Team await their fates on Tuesday night and I’ve got a bottle of champaign chilling in […]

Sydney World Series

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Hi everyone. I’ve been getting settled back in the UK for a week now and I think I had a fairly good trip back  after my race in Sydney. I’m just getting settled back into a routine now. Training changes now I’m home to fit in with all the various groups here. Takes a while […]