#thelondontri …..immediately after

22. July 2017 cycle, outdoors, photos, run, swim 0
LonDone! Phew, just finished and just a wee post before I fall asleep. 😆 Firstly thanks to the excellent marshalling & volunteer team 👍🏻 So I’m finished and faster than before but a time, not totally sure? There’s  some dispute about my swim time, sometime it’s there sometime it’s not 😂 More later once I’ve ...

#thelondontri …..still waiting 

22. July 2017 cycle, photos, run, swim 0
“Your safety is important…..” Thank you #thelondontri I feel the hugs. Thunder about and lighting? In order to keep us from auditioning as lightning rods, everything is on hold for 40 minutes. The rain has come and gone so I suspect a more cautious cycle today. Instead of dipping my toes in the water at ...

The London Triathlon (almost)

21. July 2017 outdoors, photos, run 0
By this time tomorrow I should have finished my third attempt at the sprint version, (swim 750m, cycle 20km, run – crawl? 5km), of the London Triathlon. I’ve navigated the streets of London on my hired road bike, a very spiffy bike it is too and I’m now back at the hotel. Just before I ...

Fire, Fabio & Footsteps

16. July 2017 outdoors, photos 0
Today it did not rain, I’ll write that again. It did not rain. It seems as though we’ve had the biblical 40 days and the grass was long and lustrous. All that was missing were the cows and we had pastures that Anchor, Kerrygold and Lurpak would pay handsomely for. So into gardening gear and ...

The Apricot Army

A “rest” day today had me dodging the Ultra-Violet rays as the 1km out & 300m to go marshal at the Edinburgh parkrun, on Cramond foreshore. The sun made an appearance as did many parkrun tourists who had made the trip north to Scotland’s capital for the Edinburgh half & full marathon events tomorrow. As ...

Hareing Around the Helsinki City Run 13/5/17

13. May 2017 photos, run, travel, video 0
After a morning spent resting and getting myself organised I trooped off to the starting area for the Helsinki City Run, Half Marathon, for a day that was not to disappoint. I’ll gloss over the initial mistake of sitting at the tram stop on the wrong side of the street, thankfully not an omen for ...

Puffing at Pollock

On the trail again with the “parkrun caravan” turning up at Pollok parkrun within the leafy space that is Pollok Park in the South West of Glasgow. For you cultured types the park is the home of the Burrell Collection, but don’t go hoping to be a culture vulture as the collection museum is being ...

Va Va Voom Vogrie parkrun 15/4/17

Remember Crackerjack? C’mon, you do? It was on Beeb 1 for decades. It used to start with – “It’s Friday, It’s 5 O’clock, It’s CRACKERJACK!!” Queue the hormonally enthused audience of pre-adolescents and beyond, cheering and bellowing, fuelled by sugar and the colourants ingested with their tea time snacks. So It’s Saturday, It’s 09:30 (other ...