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Massive Thank you

You blow me away… One email was all it had taken. ‘Can you help me out?’ was all I’d asked. Words can’t describe how grateful I am. It has unquestionably made the whole crazy journey worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated. The Coins Foundation will know exactly what to do with the money […]
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Back on track with 2 weeks to go.

Sun cream, that’s what I’m yet to buy. Sun cream. I seemed to have bought everything else to date. Triathlon is not for the feint hearted in the wallet department. I’ve been nursed back to somewhere near full fitness by the rock-like support and love of my better half. Lisa has sorted my diet out […]
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Miles and miles and miles… 5 weeks to go

I’ve developed a very real apathy for putting pen to paper this month. I think the main reason being that the training has seemed more sporadic than intentional. I seem to have ramped up ‘junk miles’ rather than being focused on quality sessions. We had a couple of good days of sun early in the […]
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10 weeks to go

Week 18 was about getting back on my feet, not training too hard and finding my legs and lungs again. It was difficult not to push too hard too quickly but I managed to get through without agitating the man flu. In total I managed around 13 hours of training at a really slow and […]
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F*%K Training, Gone Skiing

If I’m honest, weeks 14 and 15 were a bit of a mess from a training point of view. Family came first, work got in the way and the weather didn’t help. I got tired of counting calories, alcohol units and counting the hours on various exercise machines. I didn’t get in the pool enough […]
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Beep, Beep, Beep

Here’s a quick fire round up of the past couple of weeks. Shan’t bore you with the food or wine intake because yet again I haven’t taken any notes or indeed much notice. Enjoying my training at the minute, plus a great new gadget has given me a bit of a lift in the swimming […]
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100 and something days to go…

Week 11 was a week where I didn’t record a damn thing. Not a bean. Nowt. What I do know is that I was going to race at Althorp, Northamptonshire, in the standard distance duathlon. But it was cancelled. Balls. Still, as luck would have it the boys were up for an early Sunday bike […]
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Ironman food diary…

Funny old week this one. I went to see the nutritionist and she asked if I’d make a food diary of everything I ate for a week. I had to put a score out of 10,¬† 1 being shit, 10 being awesome (we’ll call this the shitometer), for certain times of the day and I […]
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149 days to go…

Download of training for week 9. This week felt much better [than last week at any rate] and the snow and ice and shit has gone. Actually felt like I was getting somewhere and when I look back it appears I’ve not only broken double figures for hours in training but I’ve also drank half […]
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Why The COINS Foundation?

I was introduced to Larry Sullivan in a bank, in the Strand, in January 2012. I knew little of COINS Global, The Coins Foundation or the Cookie Bar. The bank had asked me to speak at a seminar¬†on philanthropy and corporate social responsibility and on this occasion I was to share a podium with one […]
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