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Jun15
How I Went to Denmark and ‘Won’
How I Went to Denmark and ‘Won’
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When life did a curveball on me this year and thwarted my training plans something rotten, I had a choice. Go to Denmark and do my best, or bail out in a mess of lack of fitness. Some of those…

Mar25
Q&A with Eleanor, Training for Transcon Race 2017
Q&A with Eleanor, Training for Transcon Race 2017
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Meet Eleanor, self-confessed ‘transcon nutter.’ I meet Eleanor in a bright and breezy coffee shop by the river in south Bristol. The wind’s blowing outside in a nippy fashion, but in the Little Victories coffee shop, it’s warm enough for…

Mar03
Taking the Sweat out of Ultra Running
Taking the Sweat out of Ultra Running
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Why I’ll never forget my first time of going over 26.2 By September 2016, I’d been running for a good few years but I’d never embarked on the unknown journey past…

Feb02
How does it feel to run 100 miles? Double centurion Sarah tells all!
How does it feel to run 100 miles? Double centurion Sarah tells all!
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Think ultra running and you might summon up thoughts of Jurek, running hundreds of miles on barely a scrap and Karnazes, ordering pizza to the side of a road mid-way…

Jan13
Learning to Love the Turbo
Learning to Love the Turbo
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When I hear the ‘t’ word, it’s usually accompanied by a rainbow of other, more distasteful ones. But what if we triathletes learned to love it — and should we even bother? I…

Dec07
Let’s Cycle from Bristol to Snowdon!
Let’s Cycle from Bristol to Snowdon!
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After bagging the Ironman biggie in 2015, I rolled into 2016 with another challenge to conquer, that of climbing a mountain. Having had a pesky fear of climbing hills all my life, I was ready to face it — some CBT coupled…

Dec06
Bouncing back from my first DNF to an Ultra Win.
Bouncing back from my first DNF to an Ultra Win.
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In June I was the newly proud owner of a piece of slate emblazoned with ‘First Female’, yet only two months prior, I could barely move from the sofa, and had just enjoyed my first ever triathlon DNF… Here’s how I…

Nov27
When a life without bikes is no life at all
When a life without bikes is no life at all
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A guest blog about becoming smitten by road cycling, by Katherine Moore When I had the chance to hop on a friend’s road bike for just a short stretch of cycle path just two years ago, a whole new world…

Nov21
Scooting in chilly, boggy winter.
Scooting in chilly, boggy winter.
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It’s cold out now, puddles are two-a-penny. Is my Swifty scooter just a fair weather friend or is she made of tougher stuff? For us triathletes, it’s off season. For me, the end of season sigh came weeks ago, and with it…

Nov17
Long Distance Ladies: The Night the Adventure Syndicate Came to Bristol
Long Distance Ladies: The Night the Adventure Syndicate Came to Bristol
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You know who Emily Chappell is right?’ My bezzie mates’s boyfriend said to me, about, ooh six weeks ago now. ‘No?’ I replied, quizzically. ‘She was a courier with me in London,’ he said. ‘You should look her up.’ So…

Nov13
Bristol Cyclist Portraits: Jordan & El
Bristol Cyclist Portraits: Jordan & El
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Meet Jordan and El. I met these two inspiring cyclists whilst testing road bikes for Bike Radar’s Women’s Road Bike of the Year 2016. I was lucky enough to be thrown in amid a small group women from all spins of cycling life, to…

Nov04
Cold Water Swimming – Why it Feels so Incredible
Cold Water Swimming – Why it Feels so Incredible
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The fear of my sub 10 cold water swim was barely hidden, yet somehow I lasted 20 minutes and the benefits were quite unexpected.   There are many triathlons which have always been out of reach for me, thanks to…

Nov01
Not your average Mountain Marathoner
Not your average Mountain Marathoner
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At just 4ft 11 and a UK size 6, Megan may not look like your typical mountain runner, but don’t be fooled! She’s tackled thousands of metres of ascent, covered endless peaks and self-navigated her way through many a cloud.   Falling…

Oct15
Arch to Arc: Jo’s 300 mile triathlon
Arch to Arc: Jo’s 300 mile triathlon
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Jo Rodda was the second only woman to attempt the Arch to Arch triathlon, a non-stop 300 mile triathlon from London to Paris, via the English Channel. Here we take a look at her story, including why she did it, and the jelly’s she came face to face with along the way…

Oct11
Elise Downing on running 5000 Miles around the coast of Britain
Elise Downing on running 5000 Miles around the coast of Britain
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‘The thing I love about running is that something that was once completely impossible becomes possible. Once upon a time, running 5k was completely unimaginable to me, but then I ticked that off and thought, ‘what else can I do?’.…

Oct04
Arry’s 40 Welsh Marathons
Arry’s 40 Welsh Marathons
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Arry beresford-webb describes how she ran 1047 hilly welsh miles as a tribute to her parents – equipped simply with a big heart and stubborn mind.

Sep27
My first ultra running story.
My first ultra running story.
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60 miles and a bag of peas later, I’m now an ultra-runner, with some surprising bonuses (and one unhappy knee).   For my first foray into the world of ultra, I chose a multi-day event, 60 miles of beautiful, rolling,…

Sep26
How Ironman turned my life around
How Ironman turned my life around
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When Emma started the journey to her first Ironman finish line, little did she know that it would completely transform her life — this is her story.   In 2013, London-based Emma Payne was working a summer mountain season in Austria. Yet,…

Sep22
Parkrun to Ironman (Twice!)
Parkrun to Ironman (Twice!)
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Sarah couldn’t run, and although triathlon inspired her, she never thought she’d be able to do it. Until two friends introduced her to Parkrun.   ‘Let’s start off with a spot of reality,’ Sarah Kelman says. ‘I’m not ‘athletic’, and…

Sep22
Meet Ultra Marathon Pat
Meet Ultra Marathon Pat
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Meet amazing 68 year old pat with 107 marathons to her name. She is an inspiration, with several ultra marathons under her belt to boot.

Sep18
Cyclocross: why I’m already a sucker. Winter’s about to get fun.
Cyclocross: why I’m already a sucker. Winter’s about to get fun.
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How I went from newbie from cyclocross winner in a week. Cross is coming, and I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a fun winter.

Sep12
Tales from my first Cyclocross Race.
Tales from my first Cyclocross Race.
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#crossiscoming, or so they keep saying, so I thought I’d give it a go. It all happened a bit quickly. I tested some road bikes this summer with Bike Radar, and I sat on a Liv bike for the first…

Sep09
Cotswold 113 – Half Iron
Cotswold 113 – Half Iron
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Cotswold Classic Middle Distance Triathlon 2016 – 1.9km Swim / 56mile bike / Half Marathon run Race Day. My alarm went off chirpily at 3am, but it needn’t have bothered, I’d already been awake since 2.30,…

Sep09
Race Review: XMAN Tri the Goat
Race Review: XMAN Tri the Goat
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Xman Tri The Goat – 3.9.16 – xmanevents.com I woke on Sunday morning from an 11 hour slumber, feeling as though I’d been beaten up. Everything ached, from my legs to my neck. I wasn’t ill, no, I’d just Tri’d…

Aug09
How I got my swim mojo back
How I got my swim mojo back
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Swimming apathy, and the secret to boshing it over the head and getting back in the water: Calavera Swimwear for ‘fearless water women. My friend and I were sipping tea this evening, and I was inhaling chocolate, au naturellement. ‘My…

Jul19
Fearless Water Woman Anna
Fearless Water Woman Anna
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Celebrating fearless water women through beautiful and functional swimwear – Californian surfer Anna Jerstrom. When Anna Jerstrom caught her first wave on holiday in Costa Rica, she immediately fell head over heels for surfing. Working as an investment banker at…

Jul10
Lucy on Climbing the Cycling Ranks
Lucy on Climbing the Cycling Ranks
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Women’s Racing: Triathlove speaks to Lucy Burgess who went from a beginner Category 4 racer to Category 2 in just one year. Lucy Burgess lives in Bristol and is now a Category 2 rider with Radeon-Bike Science RTracing team. Through…

Jul09
Cycology: when art meets cycling
Cycology: when art meets cycling
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Meet Sarina, the creative talent behind the cycle clothing brand with a difference, Cycology. Sydney-based cyclist Sarina Tomchin has found a unique way to share her obsession for cycling, which she says is the ‘salve for her soul’. Sarina Rocking…

Jul05
Why Cycling is Like Life
Why Cycling is Like Life
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Cycling and Life – Simple yet Curious Parallels. I was riding in Wales last month.  I had tired legs on that particular day, yet loving the exhilaration of the descents far more than usual. As such, I was taking at…

Jul04
Wiggle Mendips 100 Miles
Wiggle Mendips 100 Miles
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1 weekend. 10k + 100 miles = three lies. My SuperSix-riding buddy Rosie bought me an entry to the Wiggle Mendips 100 mile Sportive for my 35th birthday, which I gleefully accepted, although the amusement did not escape me that I…

Apr05
Paris Marathon + Cycle Home
Paris Marathon + Cycle Home
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What started as a little idea turned into reality whilst I was too busy to notice. Before I knew it, I was on my way to Paris to attempt to run the marathon and cycle home the next morning within…

Mar27
Jo’s Post-Baby Green Man Ultra
Jo’s Post-Baby Green Man Ultra
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What’s one of the first things you do after having a baby? If you’re Jo, the answer is sign up for your first ultra in the shape of the Green Man – a 45 mile, 3000ft run through the countryside… Vital Race…

Mar27
How I learned to love open water
How I learned to love open water
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Nothing cleanses me like open water. When I visit the coast, one of the first things I do is get myself in the sea. But it wasn’t love at first swim. No matter what time of year it is, when I…

Mar23
Reflections on Cycle Racing
Reflections on Cycle Racing
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As the dust settles, the conundrum of the unexpected trauma of my first Cat 2/3/4 cycling race finally unravels into some sense. “Unless you are riding with a club and taking part in ‘chain gangs’ and faster club rides, it’s…

Mar21
First Road Race, Oof.
First Road Race, Oof.
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Open road cycle racing was a complete unknown to me – all I knew is that I would be learning on the job… The build up to the race As yet I haven’t been able to fully process what happened…

Mar14
Tri after a life-changing accident.
Tri after a life-changing accident.
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“Take the time to find what you love doing (and are able to do) in life.” – Paula Craig, MBE Paula is a superhero. Triathlete and sub-three hour marathon runner, she has an infectious passion for life. She is also…

Mar13
100 Mile Audax: Glorious Gospel Pass
100 Mile Audax: Glorious Gospel Pass
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I love the Gospel Pass Audax. Yesterday saw the 36th edition of the 150km cycling event – one of the hardest and oldest events in the Audax UK calendar.

Mar11
On Races, Crying & Life
On Races, Crying & Life
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The other day, my friend and I got to talking about emotions – particularly within races. ‘I was staggering through the finishing funnel to get my medal’, she said. ‘I just started blubbing on a guy from my club – poor…