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May 31, 2020

My First Triathlon! (Under rather different circumstances than expected)

So today I should have been doing my first ever triathlon, albeit a pool swim with Lucy. For obvious reasons that couldn’t happen......

I woke up at about 3 am and the thought of Oldbury White Horse...

December 16, 2019

Take3 Cyclocross, Dalton Barracks

I bought an old CX bike about a year ago now as a commuter / winter training bike with the intention of giving CX a go, but it’s taken that long to build up the courage!

I spent the entire drive there and registration process wondering w...

August 19, 2019

Q: Did you get your place in the ballot or have a charity place?
Wendy: Ballot. I got a ballot place last year too but couldn’t go. You can defer a year, but you have to be pay both years entrance fees! I didn’t get in the first year I applied. If you are applying at t...

July 15, 2019

It’s a bit long but hopefully it will give a small insight into my experience of doing a first 70.3 and in a different country. Reading other race reports in the past really helped to inspire me and to give me helpful tips so hopefully this will help someone out there....

May 30, 2019

The 2019 ITU Multi Sport World Championships were held in Pontevedra, Spain and was a whole week of events – sprint and standard duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and triathlon so something for everyone! The festival ended on 4th May with aquabike (Wendy a...

October 11, 2018

Those from a running background may be aware of the WAVA method of adjusting run times to account for gender and age. This is often used in running clubs to provide a handicapping system so that they can see who did best for their age and gender, levelling the playing...

October 10, 2018

Famous last words come back to haunt us. When I joined AVTC three years ago I had no idea of the journey that lay ahead. I was there to support Kate, who had some crazy notion about getting into the GB Age-Group team after watching Louise Minchin on the TV talking abou...

October 1, 2018

Helvellyn triathlon involves going up the Helvellyn mountain two ways. The race is billed as a half distance but with discipline distances of 1/38/9 miles it is short all-round, this is compensated by adding some changes in altitude.

HQ for the race is next to Ullswater...

September 25, 2018

Being a member of a triathlon club was about as far away from my mind as it is possible to be just 18 months ago. Surely those places are full of elite super-human athletes who devote their lives to training hard and competing? 

I joined AVTC at the beginning of Januar...

September 10, 2018


I first came across Outlaw triathlon as part of a relay team (with other AVTC members) back in 2012 (and 2013 and 2014 and 2015!) and I can honestly say it is one of the best races I have ever done, so when I was looking at doing a full distance race, it seemed the m...

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