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!
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