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Nov27
After Ironman Ends – Post Race Pondering
After Ironman Ends – Post Race Pondering
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July 2015, a post-race diary excerpt following Ironman Bolton. I didn’t ache at all. I didn’t have problems going up (nor down) the stairs. I felt the inevitable joy of lying horizontal and not having to get up for swimming running…

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,…

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…

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,…

Feb22
From Surgery to Ironwoman.
From Surgery to Ironwoman.
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  Caroline Bramwell: Don’t let surgery hold you back. After surgery to remove her large intestine and colon, Caroline Bramwell from Devon, set out to get fit and prove to…

Feb19
The Power of Tri – Sophie Radcliffe
The Power of Tri – Sophie Radcliffe
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“One day you will not be able to do this – today is not that day.” Sophie Radcliffe is an adventurer with joie de vivre and buckets of inspiring insights on how to make the most of life by pushing…

Jan11
Double Brutal Beth.
Double Brutal Beth.
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Meet Beth Jones. In 2015, she finished the Double Brutal twice-iron-distance race in 46 hrs and 34 mins, becoming the second woman ever to complete the race. At the age of 35, English teacher Beth, 37,  discovered running. Just two…

Jan03
From Injury to Ironman
From Injury to Ironman
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Silver linings – the reason I started this blog. Every challenge provides an opportunity. In 2003, I started running. Ten years later, in summer 2013, I came to a limping standstill thanks to acute plantar fasciitis. After a summer of turning…

Dec15
The First Double Brutal Woman.
The First Double Brutal Woman.
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“If someone as amateurish as me can get through a double iron distance triathlon in Snowdonia, imagine what you can do.” Jen Lockett – First Woman to Finish the DB When Jen Lockett completed her first Ironman at Bolton 2011,…

Nov07
Lisa’s Ironman Journey
Lisa’s Ironman Journey
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Lisa’s Journey to Ironman: the Highs and Lows of Triathlon Lisa from Yeovil, Somerset had no background in swimming, cycling or running, yet her speedy three-year rise to the Ironman finish line included winning her very first novice triathlon, and…

Nov02
102 Desert Miles – Charlotte Best
102 Desert Miles – Charlotte Best
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Ironwoman Charlotte Best ran her first ever multi-stage marathon in 2014, and decided to do it in heats of up to 33 degrees celsius across the Oman desert. This is her account of the adventure, and a few tips for…

Oct11
Hollie 4 Kona
Hollie 4 Kona
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The road to Kona: Hollie Cradduck Hollie Cradduck went from a non-athlete to forming part of Team GB racing at Kona, a huge challenge she had taken on for her cousin Rosie, who tragically died in her sleep at the…

Sep07
0-Ironwomen in 18 months
0-Ironwomen in 18 months
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CLARE’S STORY | Journey to Ironwoman in 18 months Clare didn’t own a bike or a pair of trainers, and couldn’t swim one length of front crawl – this is her journey to Ironman. Two years ago Clare was fed…

Aug19
George’s Post Baby Outlaw
George’s Post Baby Outlaw
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“The day my third baby arrived was a reminder that I had what it takes to complete an Ironman”   Unfortunately, due to a case of self-confessed ‘baby-brain’, George got more than she bargained for when she signed up for…

Aug17
Leanne’s 70.3 Journey
Leanne’s 70.3 Journey
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70.3 finisher Leanne, on triathlon changing her life. Self-confessed anxious cyclist and Geordie lass ‘through and through’ Leanne signed up to Mallorca Half Ironman without looking at the terrain. And somewhere along the way, learned that whilst researching a course…

Jul21
My first Ironman
My first Ironman
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Race Day finally arrived. Well, one thing about days is that no matter how far away they may seem, they always come around. And just like any other day in the calendar, after having it in my diary for twelve…