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Ironman Austria, 2015

by Elaine Garvican When I entered Ironman Austria, I had 3 specific goals in mind: Sub 10 hours A Sub 3:30 marathon Kona Qualification There’s a certain amount of inter-connection between these three – historically, to KQ at Austria requires a sub-10; to go sub-10 I thought I would need a sub 3:30 marathon. I didn’t pluck any of these …

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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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Heart Broken

This way to Transition

Let’s get the excuses out of the way After deciding that Frankfurt was a long and expensive way to be humiliated by Adam over the iron distance I transferred my spot to IMUK. To say that training has been sub-optimal is a slight understatement, especially as I ended the year with my bear-like training hibernation whilst eating and drinking as …

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A Rather Glorious Failure

So the two major stated aims for Frankfurt 2014 were finish in the qualifying slots for Hawaii and run a 3:15 marathon. Failed on both.  Consistency strikes again.  A little look at how that panned out in the run up and on the day seems in order.  Then I’ll try and put some thoughts together (mainly re-iterating the previous posts …

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le gendarme rit dans le gendarmerie

Ironman France Training has been mixed this year. My husband deployed to Afghanistan in March, which meant I could be as selfish as I liked with regards to training, as there was no-one else making (justifiable) demands on my free time. On the other hand, there was no-one else to shop, cook, clean or help with the myriad logistics of …

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Etonman Middle Distance Race Report

So after a very much stop-start build up it was finally time to remove the Tenby sea water from the wetsuit and don it in earnest again.  I tore a calf muscle skiing in February and in short that led to 3months of zero running, a period of 4-6weeks of finally feeling I was back on track, followed by a …

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