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2016 Results
 
23 Jan - 2 Alpes Night Trail
2:11:05 - 28/101, 4/16 AG
21 Feb - Anglian Duathlon
2:15:36 - 36/175, 3/22 AG
28 Feb - Brighton Half Marathon
1:26:15 - 233/8095, 66/1439 AG
03 Apr - Windsor Duathlon
2:16:57 - 100/519, 6/90 AG
04 Jun - Trail Challenge Marathon
5:10 (Brighton-Eastbourne)
12 Jun - Midsussex Sprint Tri
1:12:27 - 20/238, 4/40 AG
26 Jun - 1st Swim Crawley Tri
0:59:28 - 5/68, 2/20 AG
06 Aug - Phoenix Running Marathon
3:24 - 5/102
26 Aug - CCC Ultra Marathon
21:29 - 465/2200, 27/152 AG
19 Nov - F3 Duathlon
2:09:24 - 3/50, 1 AG
04 Dec - Downland Devil 9
1:05:52 - 11/250, 2/28 AG
2015 Events
 
22 Feb - Brighton Half Marathon
DNF
03 May - Steyning Standard
1:49:52 - 6/97, 1/19 AG
27 May - Arundel Standard
1:59:57 - 6/105, 1/19 AG
14 Jun - Midsussex Sprint Tri
1:09:55 - 9/272, 4/51 AG
12 Jul - ETU Euro Champs, Geneva
2:22:39 - 47/79 AG
26 Jul - Worthing Standard
2:25:09 - 109/398, 16/54 AG
08 Aug - Triathlon Castro, Spain
DNS
16 Aug - Noja Aquathlon, Spain
22:15 - 18/41, 1/7 AG
13 Sep - Virgin Active Brighton Tri
1:21:39 - 7/133, 2/21 AG
20 Sep - Brighton Marina Tri
1:44:24 - 11/115, 5/44 AG
11 Oct - Jog Shop 20
2:45 - 13/110, 4/22 AG
07 Nov - Hermes Thames Half Mara
1:28:07 - 5/362, 1/55 AG
28 Dec - Phoenix Marathon
3:14:05 - 4/96
2014 Events
 
01 Feb: Pilgrims Challenge Day 1
5:35 24/199
30 Mar: Springtime Sportive 54m
3:07 1/157
05 Apr: SDW 50 Ultra
9:06 107/314
21 Apr: Thames Turbo Tri
1:04 22/347, 1/31 AG
04 May: Steyning Oly
1:46 15/111, 3/22 AG
11 May: Beacon Rouleur Sportive
5:49 11/48
31 May: City to Summit Tri
15:27 25/123
22 Jun: Sussex Triathlon Oly
2:37 21/93, 2/13 AG
19 Jul: Race To The Stones 100k
13:09 103/703
24 Aug: Triathlon du Mont Blanc
1:17:03 34/310, 8/82 AG
07 Sep: Bala Oly
2:11 118/560, 20/118 AG
14 Sep: Brighton Virgin Active Tri
1:21 5/155
21 Sep: Brighton Marina Tri
1:48 7/109, 4/28 AG
16 Nov: Brooks 10k
39:09 205/3196, 53/548 AG
07 Dec: Downland Devil 9
1:07 28/283
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I love duathlon!
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:40 pm iainm
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Itís always good to update with good news Ė and I was delighted to pick up 1st Male Vet and 3rd Overall at the F3 Windsor Duathlon (standard distance) last weekend. Technically I was 4th overall, but as 3rd was Alice Hector (pro-female and previous 70.3 winner) Iím not too concerned about being Ďchickedí.

So the field was pretty (at around 50) and my times werenít anything special, but Iíd been feeling pretty flat in the weeks leading up to this, so it was a real confidence booster. My 10k time was a shade under 42min and the final 5k just under 21min. Those are decent times given that Iíve not done any Ďspeedí training recently - it was the first time Iíve run at that pace since early August.



I think Iíd lost my confidence following the knee injury in the CCC. My physio made me realise that I just donít have good gait or posture and I saw myself as broken, rather than imperfect.

2017 ideas
Iíve been thinking about my 2017 events and have made a few changes in my priorities. My early ĎAí race is now going to be the London Marathon. I realised last week that turning 50 does have some advantages: my Good For Age time has now dropped to 3:20, which should be achievable given that I ran 3:14 11 months ago.

Seven days later Iím at the European Duathlon Championships. Iím unlikely to be at my peak, but Iíll do my best and it will be interesting to see how I get on in a good quality field. Iím certain Iíll be back for more international duathlon racing after my successful outings this year.

Another three weeks after that is a qualifier for the World Tri Champs at Sprint distance. I think itís pretty unlikely I can transition from a fast marathon time to be competitive at triathlon at that level, particularly as itís a drafting race, but Iíll give it a go. Itíll be interesting to try the drafting format and Iíll hopefully learn some useful points if I want to try it again.

Instead my triathlon ĎAí race will be the Arundel standard distance in July. Iíve never thought of Olympic distance racing as my forte, but it fits my calendar and have qualified before (at Bala for the 2015 Euros). Iíll have to commit to swimming Ė if Iím to have any chance I need to be coming out of the water with less of a deficit on the leaders.

Closing out 2016
I donít want to start running too much too early, and Iíve no multisports events lined up, so Iím going to see if I can get the final three Park Runs I need to complete to hit my century. Ideally no.100 would be run in a decent time (anything starting with 18 would be great!).


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I'm a 50 year old triathlete and runner, competing since 1992. I have competed in 119 triathlons and 20 marathons (including 6 ultras). I am supported by Profeet - sports footwear and orthotics specialists.
20167Goals
 
- GFA time at VLM
- Qualify for World Triathlon Champs
- AG podium local tris
- Stay under 76kg





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