So far this season has been different for me from last where I qualified for Team GB for the first time.  I have done 2 race qualifiers and run badly in both of them. I did look for excuses to start with; race 1 an 8 hour drive to get there […]

Dealing with Disappointment

I recently had an athlete complete his first Ironman.  He is 18 and was the youngest competitor at IM Zurich.  You can read his story hear and it is worth doing so in relation to this post. Lots of people have great ambitions in what they would like to […]

Why have a Coach

….Well probably not what most people what describe as unfit but I have definitely dropped off. I did the Scottish Sprint Championship at the weekend and had one of my worst feeling runs of the year.  Since getting my qualifying place I have switched off.  This is more of a […]


I’m delighted to be able to say I have automatically qualified after coming 3rd in my age group at Strathclyde this weekend.  It came on the back of a challenging 2 weeks though.  This single post had intended to be 2 posts (one for each race) but due to results […]


Well after getting my first DNF I now have 2 though this time from  my own stupidity! After doing a bike crit race I moved my Stages crank from my road bike to my TT bike.  Whilst doing it I also changed the wheels and redid the gear restrictions on […]