Category Archives: Triathlete

Essential Open Water Swimming Kit for Beginner Triathletes

It’s early April and lakes up and down the country are opening for a spot of open water swimming. Hurrah!

A Beginner Triathlete’s Guide to Running in the Woods

By far the best idea I’ve had in my short triathlon career was to listen to a colleague at work when, to my whinge that I was bored of normal training, she said, “…go running in the woods, you’ll love it!”. And, she was right. I did. I’m now loving a bit of the old […]
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Getting the M dot Ironman tattoo.

Once you’ve successfully completed a full distance official Ironman event, you’ve earned the right to call yourself an Ironman and get yourself an ‘M dot’ Ironman tattoo. The ‘M dot’ is the name given to the logo that the official Ironman corporation uses. It’s typically a thick red ‘M’ with an equally thick red dot placed just above it in […]
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‘YOU ARE AN IRONMAN’ – A First Timer’s Review

A full blown account of the 2013 Ironman Austria race day from a first timers perspective… maybe my experiences will encourage other beginners to go for it, to conquer their own first Ironman challenge? Who knows. I hope so. I warn you now though, this is not a short post (in fact it’s about 13 […]
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