Can I be an Ironman by 40 ?
Can I be an Ironman by 40 ?
Having taken part in several pool based sprint events since starting out in 2009, I wanted to celebrate turning 35 by completing the Vitruvian in 2011...with a long term goal of completing an Ironman by the time I'm 40. I'll keep track of the trials and tribulations here.

2019, year of the comeback ?

tallguy76by tallguy76Feb 27th 2019
It’s been a while since I logged in here so I’m not quite sure whether there is still much of an audience for a blog post, but as I’ve not mentioned it to many people I thought I would get it off my chest here: I’ve signed up for three triathlons this year !!!

My last event was 2011’s Vitruvian where I finished not quite last in a time of 7h 44m. Eight years on and I’m older (obviously) and I seem to think significantly heavier (almost 120kg) but my partner is a qualified PT and isn’t going to let me get away without doing any training ! She’s constantly reminding me that I’m older than I was and “in that heart attack bracket” which is a comforting thought.

So the events...May’s Eton Sprint, June’s Windsor Olympic and finally the Vitruvian where I’m determined to go quicker.

How will I get on ? We will have to see, but I need to lose some timber in order to fit into my wetsuit for when the local lakes open in mid April as I need to do more OW swimming this time around.
2015 - the year that wasn't
tallguy76by tallguy76 Dec 23rd 2015
It has been pretty much a full 12 months since I posted here, and it will come as no surprise to find that I didn't make it to the start line of either the Vitruvian or the Bristol - Bath marathon. The year started with me running a few of the local ...
Goals for 2015
tallguy76by tallguy76 Dec 25th 2014
Merry Christmas to all, and as we sit bloated on the sofa trying to digest the day's calorie intake I thought I would put "pen to paper" and set out the two A races that I have booked for the next year... At the end of August I have the Vitruvian ...
A running rebirth
tallguy76by tallguy76 Oct 7th 2014
Following my pulling out of the Vitruvian at the end of August I had a credit note for use against entry to the event in 2015, so I have duly sent in my application form - and this time I am determined not to mess things up ! I have also joined a ...
A brief update
tallguy76by tallguy76 Aug 22nd 2014
So once again there has been a huge gap between posts, and as in the past it's not because I've been out there pounding the pavements and hitting the gym. I took the decision a few months ago to withdraw from the Vitruvian as there is no way I cou...
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