Double Brutal Beth

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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…

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.

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…

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…

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, she has an infectious passion for life. She is also…

Feb25
Risking their lives to ride.
Risking their lives to ride.
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Cycling as a vehicle for social justice: the inspiring project that started a revolution for Afghan women. Shannon Galpin is an American author, activist and humanitarian. She works with women and girls in countries where they have little or no voice. Afghanistan is…

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 herself and others that surgery doesn’t have to restrict living…

Feb07
Cyclocross: A Newbie’s Account.
Cyclocross: A Newbie’s Account.
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A member of Bristol Rowing Club and seasoned cyclist,  Jess Hambly is no stranger to racing – but in the brutal sport of cyclocross she is a beginner. Here she reveals all on her foray into the mad, muddy, savage…

Jan25
Anne’s Tribute to Billie.
Anne’s Tribute to Billie.
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‘I’ve always cycled. It’s been my freedom for as long as I can recall,’ says Anne Hunt, the lady behind ‘Tribute to Billie’ – the year-long initiative celebrating Billie Fleming – who astonishingly, cycled over 29,000 miles in 1938, and lived…

Jan14
Fierlan: Why I started a cycling brand
Fierlan: Why I started a cycling brand
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Meet Lucy, creator of Fierlan – high performance cycling apparel for women. Lucy Gardner is the brains and talent behind the cycle clothing brand tailored for women – Fierlan. On an unseasonably warm winter lunchtime, we meet at Bristol’s not-for-profit…

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…