2016 Reflections (Part 4 of 4): All Roads Lead to Kona

One of the inspirations which led me to triathlon was the legendary stories from the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. The ambition for me is, and always has been, to compete in an Ironman and ultimately to join those world-class athletes on the start line in Kona.

My training and the competitions I have competed in up until now have been part of a wonderful journey which have taken me all over the world. I’ve learnt so much from these experiences and developed massively as an athlete. However, none of it has been specifically tailored to get me to Ironman; up until now. Continue reading “2016 Reflections (Part 4 of 4): All Roads Lead to Kona”

2016 Reflections (Part 2 of 4): World Championships


Points for whoever can spot me on the start line

With the Euros done and dusted it was time to refocus on the World Championships which came around a lot sooner and was a lot closer to home than in 2015.

It was held in Aviles, Spain at an impressive venue that seemed built for the occasion; an incredible collection of buildings designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. This sport has taken me to a lot of destinations that I otherwise would never have visited and this is one that I am definitely thankful for.

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