August 2nd, 2011 by

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 town beeping the horn!  It’s an awesome car and I feel very lucky to have it…thanks to my sponsor Elms for freshening me up.

car side

I’ve recently been asked to write a blog for a blogging site called realbuzz.  I’ll be contributing weekly so make sure that you ‘favourite’ realbuzz.com and tune in for more stories of the crazy life of a professional Triathlete! First blog is here…

Lanzarote was a good trip in the end.  I came straight from Hamburg and got stuck straight into hard training.  As I said earlier, I was still buzzing from Hamburg so that carried me through the first week….then I cracked and had a day off. All in all though I couldn’t have asked for more and Conor Murphy was a brilliant training partner.  He’s an Irish athlete who trained with me while we were at Loughborough University.  He then left and became an accountant for 3 years, failed his exams! Then decided to have a crack at making the Irish Olympic team.  He’s doing bloody well and I think he can do it! Exciting athlete and just shows what you can do if you really want it.


So this week for me it’s all about resting up, doing the last minute training preparations, relaxing the body and getting ready for a big race in London.  I can’t wait, it’s going to be such and exciting event.  Get ready to see all of the Worlds best Triathletes, all in their best form fighting it out over the Olympic Course for Olympic Selection.  If you are gutted that you didn’t get any Olympic tickets come and see this show.  Women Saturday @ 08:36, Men Sunday @ 13:06. And if you can’t get to London then watch LIVE on the BBC :)

I also had the best bit of fish I’ve ever had in Lanzarote.  Check it out in El Gulfo…Out of this world.

Best bit of fish