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Midnight Man (Ironman distance) – Emily Taylor

Getting carried away I had always planned to do an Ironman at some point but promised myself that I’d get all the children into school first so that I had time to train properly for it. All four kids are not at school yet. I hadn’t had the time to train for it properly. I’d trained to Imperial Centurion distance…

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Caging the chimp on the Dartmoor Classic

Heather’s event report from the Dartmoor classic sportive. Last Sunday saw possibly my only real event of 2021 thanks to a knee injury that has prevented me running since January.  We recce’d the route for the Dartmoor Classic over half term and in some ways I’m glad we did because we got to experience the stunning scenery of Dartmoor on…

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Alton Water Standard distance triathlon that became a duathlon – Kerry

This event hasn’t had much luck with covid and now two years of blue green algae making it unsafe for the swim. Either way I was happy just to be racing and a duathlon was better than no race! The first run leg was 3km out and back and I started off with a pretty good pace for me but…

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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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