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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 […]

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 […]

Back to work

Friday, October 28th, 2011

I hope you all had a great season this year! I certainly did and I enjoyed some nice relaxing time off to recover the body and the mind!  I holidayed in Ibiza for 3 days and then 2 weeks cruising around Florida with Clare in a convertible for our more chilled holiday!  I definitely wouldn’t […]

Down time

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Morning everyone I hope you are enjoying this extended summer we are having here in the UK!  I’m pretty chuffed, apart from our holiday we usually miss out on weather like this as by the time it’s time to take a break Autumn is well and truly under way. I’m having a great break so […]

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 […]

London World Series

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Just got home from London.  What a fantastic weekend. 14th wasn’t the result I was hoping for but I’m happy with my effort.  I was 3rd best Brit which I’m happier with as it hopefully looks favourably towards me with the Olympic selectors.  To be honest the race didn’t suit me yesterday, It’s not how […]


Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

So, it’s been quite a week! I’m starting to feel a bit rock and roll recently after my new found skills in Hamburg!  I’ve picked up my new BMW 5 Series GT from ELMS Cambridge.  The locals call us the mainies now because we’ve been spending our evenings driving up and down the main street […]

In Lanzarote

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I’m currently out in Lanzarote doing a big block of training ahead of London World Championships Series. I pulled up pretty well from Hamburg all things considered and went straight into hard training out here. Club La Santa is an awesome place to train, Conor Murphy an Irish athlete joined me for my biking and […]

First ever podium in Hamburg World Championships Series…!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

I’m currently on the plane to Lanzarote ready to get back to some hard preparation ahead of London World Championships Series, but I’ve got a massive smile on my face because this weekend I finally got myself onto the podium in Hamburg which is my first time ever in a World Championship Series. I finished […]

1st place in Schliersee

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Hello everyone.  I’m currently sitting on the EZ 145 flight from Munich to London Stansted, I was on the exact same flight two weeks ago returning from Kitzbuhel excitedly writing my blog after one of my best ever races.  Here I am again sitting in same inhumane position they like to put us in writing […]

Schliersee next race up

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Hey everyone, I had an awesome weekend. I enjoyed the uncharacteristically hot 2 days that we had and did lots of hard training to keep the body topped up in this rather intense period of racing!  I got so used to the hot weather in Australia but these two days threw me…I couldn’t sleep properly and […]

A big result in Kitzbuhel!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Hello everyone.  I just got back to Loughborough after a longer then necessary days travel!  Phew I’m tired and my legs are way sore! Let’s not waste any time though, every day counts and it’s back to the grind but this time with heaps of motivation after a wicked weekend in Kitzbuhel! What a difference […]