Enter a Swim Event in 2020

This post is one of a three-part series of posts on events for 2020. Below is a list of open water swim events that you could take part in, with a mix of distances depending on how far you want to go. Great Swim – The Great Swim is a series of events sponsored by John West who pride themselves on being a challenging and safe series of events whatever your age or ability and have been running for over…

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Environmentally Friendly Energy Gels & Protein Shakes

I have been trying to find some plastic free or at least more environmentally friendly alternatives to reduce the amount of plastic products I use when training especially out on my bike. The first product I found was a protein shake for post exercise recovery. I usually buy a large container of High5 vanilla and banana but that’s a large plastic container. I love the taste of it and although I buy it in bulk I thought that I could…

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London Triathlon – Race Report & Review

Yesterday I took part in the London Triathlon for my 3rd time. The London Triathlon was the first triathlon I ever participated in back in 2011 where I took part in the Sprint distance on the Saturday. One of the best things about the London Tri is that there are loads of beginners so if it’s your first one you’re in good company. Distances: Super Sprint (400m, 10km, 2.5km), Sprint (750m, 20km, 5km), Olympic (1500m, 40km, 10km) and Olympic Plus…

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Henley Swim Festival – Event Review

Henley on Thames is famous for a few reasons, one is the Regatta but the other is definitely the swimming. The most famous being the Henley Classic a 2.1km upstream swim where swimmers arrive in the dark, walk to the start as the sunrises and the first wave are led by torch carriers. The Thames Marathon a 14km event is also hosted at Henley as well as Club to Pub a 1.5km evening swim from Henley Rowing Club to the…

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Run Fit Assessment

I recently injured my foot which meant I had to stop running, now for some people that would be rather distressing, but I am not the biggest fan of running. During my physio treatment I decided to get a Run Fit Assessment as I had never had a run fit before except a basic gait test/shoe fit. I have the London Triathlon in July and if I am about to start running again I thought it would be best to…

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