Wednesday, 15 June 2011


I've been a bit busy TRAINING FOR A TRIATHLON.  Yes, you heard right, it was a Sprint distance one (ie. half a proper Olympic distance) at Blenheim Palace on Sat 4th June - 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.

My mate Jas thinks we've slipped into an alternative reality but I think it's more likely I'm having a mid-life crisis.  I'm also jonesing after getting another tattoo done.  Oh well, at least it's not toyboys and sports cars...

I did the whole thing in 2hrs 24mins.  The swim in 19mins (11 mins quicker than my goal time), bike in 1hr 04 and the run in 50mins.  I was determined not to walk any of it, despite a couple of the girls walking past me faster than I was managing to run.
The bike was quite tough going as there was a big old hill in the middle of the the lap (3 laps).  The main thing is I didn't finish last, by 158 people at the last count.  
It was an amazing day and I'm incredibly proud of myself.  So much so that I've signed up for another one in September.  This time for charidee.  If you fancy sponsoring me, click here

Unflattering pics to follow:

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