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!
So as you may have read in my previous post it’s tri training time again. I tend to do this. I do training for an event, do the event, promise myself I’ll keep up the training & never do. So when it comes to a few months before a planned event the training from scratch starts again. I really need to learn a lesson!! So … Continue reading Tri’ing in the rain, just Tri’ing in the rain!! 🎶
Frankie did her first triathlon at the North West Triathlon in Cheshire in 2015. I did the same one in 2016. 2017 is about Tri’ing with our friends & getting some more newbies into the sport. My friend Hayley over at Getoutandseestuff has had a hard time over the last few years with a knee injury. Going from running 10km’s & hoping to step up … Continue reading Tri with a little help from our friends
I’ve not blogged in a while & that’s pretty much because I’ve not done too much. So I’m using the start of the year to try to change things. If you’re anything like me I always start out the year with good intentions of loosing weight & getting fitter & it’s always a rollercoaster of a ride through the 12months, some months being super good … Continue reading New year new me….again!
For the past few years I’ve been saying I’m going to go to the Royal Cheshire Show & this year we finally made it! My brother-in-law bought some land over the last few years & has gradually built up a stock of sheep, pigs & chickens & we spent a few days at the farm during lambing season this year, helping some of the sheep … Continue reading Flat caps at the ready!
We’ve done a few road races over the last few years but have always wanted to do some kind of obstacle course one. So taking advantage of Frankie’s #30things we signed up for Gung-Ho, an inflatable obstacle course of 5km running around Heaton Park. The weather wasn’t the greatest, typical April showers & patches of sun. The previous days had been quite wet so the … Continue reading Gung-Ho or Gung-No!
Sunday 10th April 2016…..Manchester Marathon day! The day we had been training for for the last 3.5months. After carb loading for the last 3 days we got up early & had our breakfast carb loading bagels & jam, packed our bags with all essentials & headed off on the tram over to Trafford to find the start. The morning was cold, foggy & a little … Continue reading Manchester Marathon 2016!