Nick Rose

Triathlon Vitoria-Gasteiz 2015 – Half IM

I don’t tend to write race reports on half distance races as they are never really the ‘A’ race of the season but this one was a little different. I was covering the race on behalf of Triathlete Europe but also racing to check it out from a competitor’s perspective. I love to travel to races but have never raced …

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Lakes Weekend – Epic Camp or Epic Fail ?

Location, location, location. Our base for the inaugural Buccaneer Tri 4 day free camp is the Ambleside Backpackers Hostel. As a group we have stayed here a few times and found the environment more than adequate for using as a base for a long weekend of cycling. By now you will have your accommodation sorted so this is just a …

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Ironman Copenhagen 2014 Race report

The thought of doing an Ironman doesn’t enter the world of most sane people. For me, it’s a test of endurance that has me gripped and challenges every inch of me every time I attempt it. So just to challenge myself once more, in fact for the 15th time, I settled on Ironman Copenhagen. Billed as a fast course, the race …

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Cleveland Steelman Middle Distance Race Report

by Nick Rose One of the first races I ever competed in was the Cleveland Long Course Triathlon in 2000. It was a tough course and one that people migrated to because it was a real test on the middle distance circuit. For some reason, I believed that the course for the Cleveland Steelman was similar so I was expecting …

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Technology in training – the key is in the detail.

What are we doing this for ? Technology is there to assist us, isn’t it ? Online training plans and diaries, HRMs, swim aids and power meters – all tools available to us for the right price. But are they right for us or not? It’s certainly down to the individual to make that decision, but how do you know …

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ECF Monster Mojo – Race Report

by Nick Rose Monster Mojo Middle Distance Triathlon – 11th May Ever since I’d heard of Monster Racing through the tri talk website a few years ago I’ve wanted to do one of their races, they seem to be triathletes organizing races for triathletes, always a good mix in my book and I prefer to support the smaller race companies …

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Coaching and why I chose this path.

Its 15 years since I started down the triathlon path and I have been coached for 9 of these. With the family expanding by 2 children in that time and occasional self-coaching, it hasn’t been continuous. It has, however, been a key ingredient in every major goal achieved in my triathlon career. I am currently with my 3rd coach. I …

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Nick Rose

Job Title:  IT Network Manager Age Group: In 2016 – M45-49 Twitter: @ironrosey Runner’s World ID: ironrose IM Talk ID: The Admiral / Nick ‘Nose’ Rose First Pirate Event: Austria 2004 Race Achievements: 16 iron-distance finishes 2x Kona qualifications and finishes 1st Brit Norseman 2005 6th AG IMUK 2009 3rd AG IMUK 2012 IM PB 9:22 IM Barcelona 2015 Planned Events for …

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