Category Archives: 2016 Season

Staffordshire 70.3 – Racing

My first Pro race where I actually felt like I was in a race and competing for position. After going through the process of St Pölten 70.3, this was another step in the right direction.

Taking a spot in the top 10 pro men was a big milestone for me personally, especially after the first race of the year, but it was the competing for the first time that has stuck with me the most and driven my motivation since.

I race to race. That’s why I’m here and this weekend only re-enforced why I’ve taken this step into professional sport.

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Lanzarote Training Camp 2016

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Lanzarote; this was a real love hate relationship for two weeks with the island. This is a hard place in every respect for training. Sea, rough and choppy, with the wind coming across. The roads for biking and running, relentlessly mountainous, windy, gusty, hot and heavy. If you want to do a recovery ride out here, you’re going to have to do it inside. If you want an easy swim, get in the bath tub.

But, what an amazing place to train for two weeks!

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Racing in 2016

It’s now only just over 3 months until it all kicks off with my first pro race at Ironman 70.3 Mallorca!

I have now got together a schedule of races and targets for the 2016 season which will see me racing across Europe. These aren’t set in stone and there may be slight changes depending on factors further down the line, but this is essentially what I’m aiming for, all being well this year.

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Turning Pro

At the end of last week, I finally received confirmation of a decision that I’d committed to back in September. At the turn of the new year, race licences are sent out and after many months of not being too specific when asked on what my plans for this year are, I now have my Elite licence to race and am registered as an Ironman Pro for the 2016 season.

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