Monthly Archives: October 2015

Loch Gu Loch Race Report

They say that God made the Earth in 6 days and on the 7th, once he’d had a decent practice, then made the Scottish Highlands. It was this fabulous venue that hosted the UK’s most challenging Swimrun event; Loch Gu Loch. The event covering 8km of cold water swims and 47km of mixed terrain running all set in the most …

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Hawaii Blog Day 9: Sacred days, Sacred grounds

A Sunday and no training planned for the day meant we wanted to go to church (yes, we are God-botherers). We checked out the websites for a few of the Kona churches and decided to try the Living Stones (1 Peter 2:5) church half way down Ali’i Drive. It was great – they’re a pretty big church, but with a …

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Hawaii Blog Day 8: Swimming and Turtles

Today was my first Kona ocean swim. I decided to do the 3.8km Ho’ala swim (it means “Rise to the Occasion”) although now I’ve been told this was a bad idea. Still, it’s done now, so not much I can do about it. I can’t say I enjoyed it massively at the time either, I found it hard to sight …

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Hawaiian Blog Day 7: Hawi

Has it been a week already? This morning, my goodies from 2XU arrived. A girl can never have enough number belts, apparently. Or compression socks. The generous voucher will definitely come in useful though! This morning looked like a great day for a longer bike ride, so I decided to ride to Hawi. The plan was to stop at the …

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Hawaii blog Day 6: Back on my bike

Our first full day in Kona, so no tourism today – just as well, as I also needed to do some training! We woke up early to bird song but decided on a slightly more leisurely breakfast and start to the day, finishing off a bit of admin before heading to the pool. On Day 1 in Maui, I sliced …

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Hawaiian Blog Day 5: The crack of Dawn

Legend has it, that the days on Hawaii were too short and the people struggled to get their work done in daylight hours. So the handsome warrior demi-god, Maui, decided to take matters into his own hands. That night, he climbed the mighty Haleakala with a net, made partly from his grandmother’s hair, and lay in wait for Le, the …

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