Grafman middle distance – Emily Taylor

Back in my happy place of middle distance today and what a cracking course the Grafman is. Left home at 4:45am and still seemed to run out of time before the 7am start. 6:45am quick lake dip was really welcome and reassured me that the water temperature was indeed pleasant. Swim course was perfect. Two laps with an Australia style…

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Herts Standard distance Tri – Emily’s race report

Finally defrosted enough to write this. Well, that’s the first Tri where I’ve done hill reps and star jumps in a wetsuit (complete with woolly socks and two hats) to warm up pre-swim. Thankfully no one caught that on camera. I’ve been really struggling with the cold in open water swimming this year and actually I was surprised by how…

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Ashridge duathlon (ITU Qualifier) race report from Emily

The danger of all the virtual duathlons and triathlons over the past year is that I’ve rather enjoyed the lack of transitions and the ability to do the run one day and the cycle the next! Allie brought me back into the real world with a brilliant session on transition skills in which I managed to knock 10 secs (maybe…

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Athlete Bio’s – David Cashman

Name:  David Cashman Age: 36 Location: Dungarvan Waterford Ireland About me: I’m the Chief Commercial Officer for an outsourcing company based in Ireland. Married 7 years with two kids and a brand new puppy! As a family we love to exercise and my wife is a keen Crossfitter! I’m a sucker for techy stuff, so this triathlon game could break me!!! Previous experience: Played Rugby to…

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Athlete Bio’s – Sam Adkins

Name:  Sam Adkins Age: 32 Location: Bournemouth, Dorset. About me: Since moving to Bournemouth in 2012 my love for the outdoors has grown. We’re super lucky to have a lot of Parkrun’s, running clubs, cycling and outdoor swimming groups probably because we have lots of beautiful places to do these things! A side effect of this however is knowing a bunch of people who…

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Athlete Bio’s – Heather Hobbs

Name:  Heather Hobbs Age: 54 Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire.  About me: I’m a full time research scientist at GSK. I have two grown up children; a daughter who thinks putting on trainers is too much like hard work and a son who’s in the paratroopers. My husband is a considerably better cyclist than me, runs occasionally, also much faster than me, but thankfully swims…

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