4am on Saturday 23rd February the alarm clock goes off waking Amy and I. Why are we up this early on a Saturday we ask ourselves, blurry eyed and tired...then we remember, we are running our first ultra marathon today! Fortunately we have been prepared and packed all our kit the night before, so the…Read more Endurance Life Northumberland Ultra Marathon
2017 was the year of the IRONMAN for 5 of Tyne Triathlon's members. For four of them, this was their first foray into the world of long distance triathlon, but for the other it marked their second attempt at the distance. For those who don't know, an IRONMAN, or iron distance triathlon (in the case…Read more Tyne Triathlon’s IRON Year
A blustery Saturday saw Angela, Arbella Nigel, Heather, Steve and Chris representing Tyne Tri at the Castles Challenge Sprint Triathlon. The swim had to be altered to suit the conditions as the safety team where unable to hold positions against the wind. So the swim was kept shallow and a near side bouy used and…Read more Bamburgh Sprint Triathlon
A great race today by Sun City Tri Club and glorious weather laid on too. The air temperature was a bracing 12 degrees and there was a gentle swell for 7.30am start into the North Sea. Well done Bella for a superb declared win. Technically 2nd as 1st female overall was also a vet as…Read more Arabella Takes 1st Female Vet!!!
So as my legs begin to feel normal again, and the achievement starts to settle in I thought I would put together this race report for you all to enjoy/mock/awe! For those of you that don't want to read the whole 'essay' below, here is a summary: Stressful buildup, broke the swim course record, was 1st…Read more The Lakesman 2017 – Race Report