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London – Edinburgh – London by Bike!
It’s 1am on an unseasonably cold June night, and I’m standing with my bike outside Domino’s in...
A Swedish Classic
You may have noticed Ann racking up the miles on her bike – with some other willing club members! All for one goal – to complete the Swedish Classic. This combines four events held over the year in Sweden.
Deva Triathlon – Race Experience by Alejandro de Miguel Solano
I was never an athlete; however, I was always competitive. I remember signing up for a race after I took it personal when someone said I couldn’t finish a 10k race while writing my final thesis at uni. Of course, I did the race, and sprinted so hard from k 1 that I had to […]
Racing Blog #1: Meet the Fixtures Team
Greetings from quarantine. It’s been great to see so much action and connecting going on over the last month or so – despite my lack of a turbo (or space to put one) stopping me joining in. A few weeks back, we discussed with Ruth and Ed the possibility of producing a few “race […]
Abingdon Crit Race Report, by Heather Mayer
On Saturday, I made a trip up to Abingdon to race in a criterium – a bike race on a relatively short circuit which you ride around multiple times over the course of 40-50 minutes, with the aim of being first across the line at the very end. I’d chosen to do this race somewhat […]
Racing ETU Champs in my second year of Triathlon – Nicky
Being a tri-club member? Apparently it makes you 2 mins per month faster! Lead up: Last year was my first year of tri training, and I relied very much on self-training, and a few sessions with uni and work friends here and there. Surprisingly though, off the back of that I did manage to somehow […]
My first triathlon – Eton Dorney Sprint – Megan Whewell
“Why am I here? What am I doing?!” About 200m into the swim of my first triathlon, those were the only thoughts in my mind. I looked around and realised two things; 1) I’m here because I chose to be, and 2) if I stop now I’ll have to explain to everyone that I […]
How not to “train” for an Ironman
By Ian Baker As some of you know, I originally entered Ironman Austria, but after a serious lack of training I pulled out and deferred my place to Wales. The thinking behind this was that it was a late season race, and I wouldn’t have to travel abroad. I was very aware that it was […]
The 10 things I wish I knew before my first Ironman
by Brannigan Barrett September 9th 2018, Ironman Wales. My motivation was simple: put my mind and body through the ultimate test. I faced up to the Welsh Dragon and during the six month journey I discovered ten of the most valuable lessons en route to becoming an Ironman. I share these lessons not only as […]
From Broken to Competing in Just 10 Weeks
By Faye Sanders I joined Ful-on Tri in December 2016 and my first race was the Tooting Bec Aquathlon at the end of April 2017. A lovely sunny day but no amount of sun could have warmed us up following a nipple-shrivelling 11 degree swim! Never have I not felt my feet while running before – a […]
Confessions of an I.T.A.
Written by Jon Moseling Earlier in the week, I’d just got back from South Africa, having had a chance to reflect on an eventful Ironman. Given that some of the club are about to do their first long distance race this year (for the most part in Austria), it may be that some of my […]
From Couch to Half Ironman
By Martin Bruwer May 21st 2017, St Pölten, Austria. A day and a week, that I will always remember, the culmination of one journey and the start of another. Eighteen months ago I made a decision to get in shape and tick off an item on my bucket list at the same time, I decided […]