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,

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Just over a week to go

Well I have just over a week to go till my main event Ironman UK. It is all starting to feel very real for me now. I have been given my race number which is for those that are interested 1109. Last weeks training did not go very well. I was ill on the Monday morning and it basically took me all week to get some strength back.

It did not help that I decided to go back to training on the Wednesday though. Gently built back up the training. It is taper time so even what I missed in training it is not going to make a real impact as I should have done all the training that is needed.

Which brings me to another thing. I was looking at my stats from when I started training in Nov 2013. These are not exact but close enough


3100 miles Cycling
660 miles running
90 miles swimming.

Those distances do not include any of the races I have done this year. So I am well chuffed with the amount of training I have done. Will it be enough for me to cross the finish line, I bloody hope so.

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