#thelondontri

22. July 2017 cycle, outdoors, run, swim, video 0
T minus 2 hours Then I’m off 🏊🏻 My numbers have been checked, my timing chip collected and my bike racked in the huge, cavernous, hanger like space that is home to the London Triathlon weekend. ​ It’s a throng of Lycra and neoprene clad, multi sized bodies to a sound track of excited chatter, ...

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 ...

Muddy Ayr

15. July 2017 outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
Another Saturday morning another parkrun. This time after an early start I turned up at a muddy, drizzle spotted Ayr.               Puddles and mud aplenty. The Ayr event is held in the grounds of Rozelle House, a fine old building that houses art collections and those essential parkrun staples ...

Egged on at Eglinton

10. June 2017 outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
This morning, the weather app informed me that it was going to be wet regardless of where I travelled to on my park run tourism quest. I decided therefore to venture to south west Scotland and the Eglinton parkrun, held near Irvine, in North Ayrshire. At another unknown, (to me) gem of a public space. ...

Edinburgh Half Marathon 2017

28. May 2017 outdoors, run, video 0
So I’m back home, I’ve refuelled, rehydrated (it was pretty hot) but I’m not quite refreshed – that’ll be a wee while yet. Now I reflect. Although my body objected to getting up early for the 8am start, organising the event with an early start was a wise move. Not only did it allow two ...

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 ...