Absurd Triathlon 2016
05 Sep 2016

The Absurd Triathlon for Mind Mental Health

An ridiculously fun effort at raising money for charity. Last year I met a man in a car park. The man was in the penny farthing business and had a full sized farthing strapped to the back of his small Suzuki car. I wondered what it would be like to ride such a contraption. Then I wondered what it would be like to ride one...

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Marathon Featured
05 Aug 2016

Running my First Marathon

A vaguely meaningful 26.2 miles Ever since I was at school, I wanted to run a marathon. Actually, that’s not entirely true. When I was at school I wanted to run the marathon, ‘the’ being the London Marathon, which as far as I was aware was the only marathon. Of course, it is not, so… …what is a marathon? I’m glad that you asked. In...

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127km Wye Valley Warrior
09 May 2016

127km – The Wye Valley Warrior

The Brutal Welsh Sportive Following my last sportive (the 100km Cotswold Spring Classic) I was determined to learn from my mistakes. After slogging up the hills on the middle ring (because my front dérailleur was faulty), I was determined to learn some basic bike maintenance, so I did! I now know how to adjust dérailleurs, fix brakes and build chains. I took the Cotswold Spring...

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Cotswold Spring Classic 2016
30 Mar 2016

The Cotswold Spring Classic Sportive 2016

My introduction to group cycling It was 7am on a bank holiday Monday. It was dark, it was raining and it was cold. As I unfastened my bike from the back of the car my fingers went numb, like when you scrape ice off your windscreen. The difference was, that when you’ve de-iced your windscreen, you generally get to warm up in the car. What...

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Rapha Festive 500 2015
02 Jan 2016

Rapha Festive 500 – 2015

Shut up legs! In October, prior to the 2015 Rapha Festive 500, I was given my first road bike, which I named Fafnir, after a Nordic dragon. I soon began clocking up the kilometres and, for the first time, began to enjoy this type of cycling. For a long time now I have regularly swum, competitively and for fun, and I find myself having to...

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Rachel Joyce on the Ironman Kona podium
10 Oct 2015

GB Triathletes – Ironman World Championships 2015

A list of all of the UK / GB Triathletes Competing in Kona Results: In the grueling heat, top athletes from all over the world converged on Kona Hawaii for the 2015 Ironman Word Championships. Several hours into the race, predictions were still difficult to make, with the exception of Daniela Ryf of Switzerland and Jan Frodeno of Germany, who kept a pretty convincing lead in...

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