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18/05/2015 12:33

Tour de Barelang 2015 - Batam 6 Bridges

This weekend I amazed myself.   I was genuinely concerned I might get into real trouble during this race. I think I’ve only ridden that kind of distance once (with the “Boardman Boys”)since the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore Ride for Sight in 2013.  and even that was a long time ago! The race...


29/04/2015 13:21

Trifactor Invitational 4.5km Open Water Swim

I’ve been really enjoying swimming lately. I used to get quite bored, but now I am beginning to find it quite meditative. I had signed up for the 3km sea swim as part of the Trifactor series of races this year. Usually, Yellowfish (David and the group I train with once a week) send two swimmers for...


28/04/2015 19:08

JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge 2015

I didn’t sign up for this race this year because I didn’t enjoy it much last year. Last year we stood in full sun waiting for the start for about 45 minutes, so I was a bit hot, tired, dehydrated and generally fed up by the time the starting horn went. Then, during the race I had to stop twice,...


21/04/2015 21:12

A wet AND hot race - Metasprint triathlon

Instead of doing any training the day before the race, we had a really great day out with the kids. Thanks to a thoughtful, generous friend, we visited the affordable art fair as well as trampolining, water fights and running around and around in the garden! As usual I prepared my kit the night...


17/03/2015 12:35

(Almost) Round the Island & The race that could have been…

The weekend didn't  exactly unfold how I had planned. When I realised that our Saturday morning “bonus brick” was not scheduled for this weekend, some of my triathlon friends decided to get together for a long, steady ride around the island instead. I was hesitant because that would mean...


11/03/2015 17:06

Getting back on my feet (and wheels)!

  After gently and slowly getting back to ‘normal’ this week the weekend started on Saturday morning with a brick session joined by colleagues, friends and coach Ben – a bit of cycling in the park, a jog around the lagoon and a short swim in the sea, interspersed with a lot of...


25/02/2015 14:16

Losing my tiny passenger

This race report is not like the others on this blog, partly because I was pregnant but mainly because now I am not. My husband and I have discussed at length whether I should write about this personal event. We decided I should because it seems to be so common, yet so infrequently talked about; it...


17/02/2015 18:01

Advice for Racing Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya 2015

It's possible that the conditions in Putrajaya, Malaysia will be similar for the Ironman 70.3 race in April 2015 as they were in 2014. I raced this last year (2014 race report) and won my age group. Based on that experience, here is my advice in case it's hot as hell again this...


19/01/2015 15:40

Singapore Duathlon National Championships 2014: Run it, Bike it, DU-it Like No Other

 Singapore Duathlon National Championships 2014: Run it, Bike it, DU-it Like No Other "James Middleditch, a well-known name amongst the triathlon community, emerged champion for the standard distance while Rowena de Belligny was the fastest female for that category."


09/12/2014 14:12

Optimal Race Execution with a Sub-optimally Trained Body: Singapore Marathon 2014

I joined the group of 4:15 marathon pacers for a long run of 33km the day after the Bull Charge. That was really the only serious bit of training I did for this marathon. Work, children and a few other things had taken priority over training for a good few weeks, so despite having a perfect...