2021 Racing Season – My Ups and Downs

Woodhorn World Championship Qualifier – July 2021.

Woodhorn World Championship Qualifier – July. This was an afternoon race – quite unusual for any Triathlete – so resting , eating appropriately and mentally preparing was a new challenge. Time passes though , soon I was at race HQ and collection my timing chip, stickers and race number. It was the first race this year where athletes were allowed to get in the water before the swim start – thank you – much better. My swim in the lake went well , the run out to transition was hard – up a hill and… Read More »Woodhorn World Championship Qualifier – July 2021.

Southport Standard Distance European Qualifier

Southport Standard Distance European Qualifier – May. Oh my goodness – I thought I was ready for a cold water swim. My head was screaming – you can’t get in . I lost vital seconds faffing at the water’s edge for the open water swim in the boating lake – which lost me a precious finish position. When I eventually exited the swim the transition area, for social distancing reasons , was super long , running on gravelly tarmac was excruciating. Got to the bike , put a coat on , my helmet, socks and… Read More »Southport Standard Distance European Qualifier

Spring Half Marathon

Spring Half Marathon -it was so exciting to return to racing I nearly exploded on the start line. It was a rolling start so really tricky to estimate how I was performing vs all the other ladies in my age group. However, ran my own race and took a first . Lovely quiet event – nice to be back. My preparation for the race in terms of pacing and plan was successful.