As you all know, this is a joint blog… although for the past year it may have seemed like I no longer existed!! During the last 6 months of 2016 I was struggling with a recurring Reverse Bankart tear in my shoulder (I had shoulder surgery in 2014 to fix it… and pesky Augustus pulled so hard I broke it again!) I probably could have … Continue reading Injury and Illness woes
Since I tend to sign up for something, then train for it, then have months off & start the cycle again I’m trying to get out of that habit & have therefore got myself a list of races & triathlons of different distances & challenges over the next 6-9 months. I’ve thrown in an open water swim triathlon (argh!), Olympic distance triathlon (double argh!!), a … Continue reading Trialling a Trail
On 3rd Sept I completed the Manchester 100 bike ride, a 100 mile ride through Manchester & Cheshire in aid of Christies. When I reached about the 40 mile mark I felt, what I can only describe as the feeling of someone literally stabbing me in the shoulder. Somehow I battled through the next 60 miles to complete the ride but have been in agony … Continue reading Injury frustration 😔
I felt like I’d been stabbed in the shoulder multiple times. My hands were wet. My feet numb. My legs aching. But as I weaved through the chicane of the last 100mts along the road I knew we’d done it! Go back in time 8hrs 17mins 59sec & me & my mate Steve are stood on the start line of the Manchester 100. This is … Continue reading Are you a century rider?
If you’ve read my earlier blogs you’ll know that I had been training for my second triathlon along with my first timer mates Hayley and Steve. Hayley got me into running a few years ago so she decided to join me (now her knee seems to be almost injury free) in the cycling & swimming side of it too. I had been running with Steve … Continue reading Cheshire Triathlon 2017 PB!
April was Frankie’s birthday. Not a big one this year, only 31, but I still like to try to make something of it for her when I can. In the past year she has starting to find a of love of country music & I had found that The Shires were playing in Edinburgh a few days after her birthday. Music & city break, perfect! … Continue reading A bit of Country in the City
The sun was shining, the weather was warm ish, the bike was sparkling clean & I was all kitted up in my new bib tights and cycling top ready for a good 30ish km ride with my mate Steve. Now where I live is mainly flat & where Steve lives is mainly hills so I’d done a reccy the night before trying to find a … Continue reading The first rule of flat tyres is, don’t talk about flat tyres!