Elaine Garvican

Talking with Scott Neyedli

Scott Neyedli

Top British Ironman athlete Scott Neyedli talks to Elaine Garvican about good and bad luck, his new bike and training in Scottish weather. Think of Aberdeen and what comes to mind is likely oil and inclement weather. As the UK city with the highest concentration of millionaires and one of the largest numbers of strip joints per square mile, chances …

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Aiming Higher

altitude training

Dr Laura Lewis Ph.D. Laura Lewis has a degree in Sports Science and a PhD in Exercise Physiology and researches altitude training and the haematological adaptations to training and stress. Also a highly accomplished runner, Laura has a marathon PB of 2:56:53 and a 10,000m PB of 37:27. She is the sister of Buccaneer crew member Elaine. Altitude training used to be …

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Why I Didn’t Get a Coach

“We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us.” ― F.W. Boreham Shortly after waking up on the first morning in Kona last October, I knew I wanted to come back to do the race again. On the day I left, with the race behind me, I still wanted to come back. But qualifying for Kona …

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Elaine Garvican

Job Title: Veterinary Director Age Group: 35-39 Twitter: PirateFlyaway IM Talk ID: The Swashbuckler Runner’s World ID: “flyaway” First Pirate Event: First race in Pirate colours was the Little Woody, 2007. First full distance attempt was IM France, 2008 (it didn’t end well) Race Achievements: 2013  Cotswold 113: 4:42:11, 2nd female overall           IMUK: 10:57:07, 2nd AG, 2nd amateur female, KQ   …

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