Alpe d’Huez

ALPE D’HUEZ long course triathlon Race report   I have to admit, I’m struggling with this one. Writing is rarely a problem but I just can’t find the words to

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Gravel biking – #2

World Gravel Series: the race   “No no wait, we find you a bike!” With lovely Italian hospitality, the organisers produced a small-ish cyclo-cross bike belonging to the brother of

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Gravel biking – #1

World Gravel Series: the recon   “Come on, let’s just go and do it. I’ll find a bike and it’ll be fun!”   We were talking about a gravel race

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Deauville. Le retour.

Deauville. Le retour.   A year, almost to the day, since I competed in my last race. So much water under the bridge. So many changes, so many negatives, and

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Facing the Truth

Facing the Truth   I have started this blog about 15 times in the last few days. Crossed out lines, ripped out pages, thrown a few pens across the room

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Volcano Runs

Volcano runs   One minute I was jogging easily along the singletrack circling the volcano, singing along to some goddawful 90s’ disco hit. The next I was sprawled full length

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Living on Lanza

Living on Lanza   The Highlander, Motowns – British Family Bar, The Black Bull and a souvenir shop promising PG Tips and Marmite line the main car park in the

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Devils & rest days

REST DAY The two most dreaded words on the training plan… Backside wedged between two cushions and laptop balanced precariously on my knees, I glance yet again at the clock

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