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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 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 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...

August 13, 2018

Sunday 5 August was the day I had been dreading/looking forward to for a long time: Ironman Maastricht. I had never done an ironman, or a marathon. I've done 2 half distance triathlons, but never more than that.

I trained well this year up to June, but July was a bit of...

July 23, 2018

After Kona, Challenge Roth is probably the most famous and revered triathlon on the calendar. Set in Bavaria between Munich and Nuremberg it attracts a stellar cast of pro athletes and due to being top of most bucket lists it sells out to the public within minutes. 

June 18, 2018

The Windsor Tri is a very early start for most waves however it is definitely worth it.  The first wave is 6am and the last wave is 7.50 (as they close some of the roads which then have to reopen by 12 midday) and they have both Sprint and Olympic distances.

I racked my...

June 11, 2018

Having never done a long distance endurance swim before, I wasn't sure what to expect and what would be going through my head 1km in. Swimming in a bit of a bunch, the answer turns out trying to remember my GCSE Geography.

The Jubilee swim is along a man made flood rel...

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