Whoa, we’re half way there Whoa, livin’ on a prayer Take my hand and we’ll make it, I swear Whoa, livin’ on a prayer ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Bon Jovi So. That was tough. The Ireman Triathlon took place yesterday (Sunday 27th September, 2015) up in Groomsport on the Ards Peninsula near Bangor, Co. Down. I had … More Halfway There (The Ireman Race Report)
I hadn’t thought to post again before the race, which all happens this Sunday. The nerves are starting to tingle, and the training has dwindled down to basic maintenance. It’s too late now anyway. It’s either in there, or it isn’t, and we’ll know by the time Ireland kicks off their next match against Romania … More All Hail The Great Beech
Nowhere to run to, baby Nowhere to hide Got nowhere to run to, baby Nowhere to hide It’s not love I’m running from It’s the heartaches That I know will come ‘Nowhere to Run’ Martha and the Vandellas Well, the other option was ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe. But that was quickly ruled out on several … More Nowhere to hide…
A RAMBLING ENTRY IN WHICH WE ENTER THE END GAME OF THE TRAINING SCHEDULE, HAVE A VISIT FROM MY BROTHER AND NEPHEWS, GO SLIGHTLY OFF-PISTE IN THE BEER DEPARTMENT, LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT IRELAND’S GREATEST FOOTBALLER, AND DISCOVER (THANKS TO A BLOGGER), THE MEANING OF LIFE… Yes, some heady topics in there alright. My brother … More Who is Ireland’s greatest football player?
Well the first real shivers of panic have struck just now. It’s not really panic as such; chemically-speaking, it’s a mild adrenaline rush. The half-ironman is on the 27th of September, so not far to go now. I just purchased the one-day licence you need to do a triathlon in Ireland, and printed off a … More Where did I put that Glide?
He’s got this dream about buying some land He’s gonna give up the booze and the one-night stands And then he’ll settle down In some quiet little town And forget about everything. ‘Baker Street’ Gerry Rafferty It’s the end of Week 10 (bar tomorrow), so that means the Big Day is drawing near. That’s a … More Nervous yet?
Week Nine of the programme is coming to an end. I wandered slightly from the path of righteousness (as defined by the 220 Triathlon website). This is an occupational hazard of having two jobs, a family, and something approaching a life. Not that you should complain too much in a week where we have witnessed … More Nine down, three to go…
Well, the Hardman Triathlon took place last month (August 22nd). This is the one I am training for, so it’s great to see some reports of the race. This is a Facebook link for lots more pics and information. And another nice report of the race from a volunteer’s viewpoint. Apparently you can sign up for … More Hardman Triathlon