The reasoning behind the madness!

The reasoning behind the madness!

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UPDATE! 25 Oct 2010

It is with great sadness that I write this update. On the 25th October 2010 my little sister sadly passed away at the age of 31. She had bravely battled MND for 11 years. She had never given up and had achieved to much even after developing MND, winning the Open University award for achievement to gaining a degree. She will be greatly missed and will for ever be in our thoughts. Love you sis :D

Well where to start, it was all originally done as I was carry to much weight and wanted to loose it. Which I am sure it most peoples story begins, however after loosing the weight I actually started to enjoy running outside. Joined some forums (BCTTT & Runners World), there inspiration and helpfullness has helped me a lot. Now I am also swimming and commuting a couple of times a week to work on my bike! Now since 2011 I accomplished more than I thought I ever would or could. From 5k runs to an Ironman in 2014 and The Outlaw in 2015. In 2016 I am going down a different route, I will be trying Ultra's as you can see from my events I have already entered 3 so far. Now I thought wait a minute I need to have one more motivation and that people is my sister Emma. Since the age of 20 she was very unfortunate and developed MND (Motor Neurone Disease), she is now 31 years of Age. Her health has deteriatated over the years and we nearly lost her last year. My mum had to give up her work and become a full time carer for my sister and my dad takes over the duties when he comes home from work. All the races I do will be in aid of my sister and all money raised will be donated to MND to help raise awareness and research in the disease. Thanks for all your help and enjoy my training blog,

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Commonwealth MTB Track Fun!

At last the sky was blue. It may have been slightly cold but it was DRY and that has been a rare occurrence for over 3 months. Will I scrap the turbo for a bit of fun outside on the bike. I decided it was time to have some fun and I took out the MTB for its maiden voyage.

I cycled round East Kilbride for a warm up before the cycle up to Cathkin Braes. I was going to attempt the Commonwealth MTB track. There is 3 tracks to use. As I had never done any of them I started with the easiest. Yeah as I thought it was easy  but a good one to get the kids round and get used to a gravel/mud track.

The next 2 tracks were significantly harder. Went round the tracks slowly to get used to them. Some areas I had errr skip parts of the track as I bottled it and did not have the nerve to go down some of the technical parts. There was some very fast and narrow parts that I did attempt, heart did skip a couple of beats at times.

Overall I managed about 3hrs on the MTB which is the most I have ever done. That was hard going. Also  finished with cycling round East Kilbride. Legs are thoroughly knackered. A lot of hills were riden today.

Rested and compress gear is on.

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