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Entries in CHASES (5)


Some thoughts on coaches (12.05.13)

Is it unusual that I have more than one coach? I work with David Tilbury-Davis from PhysFarm Training who oversees my triathlon training as a whole, and devises my bike and swim programmes; I work with Tim Armstrong who works with me specifically on the development of my running; I take physiology advice and guidance from St Mary's (University, Twickenham) and Jon Goodwin with regards to my strength and conditioning work; and recently I've just come back from Sedona where I was working with Darren Smith - mostly on my swimming. Does it sound complicated? It's not really....

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Race #4: IM European Champs. Frankfurt (08.07.12)

At one point I could hear the media helicopter up above - not presuming it was for me but I still wanted to look up and wave, surely that's just instinct? I've not been in or around many helicopters and when one flies close above you it's pretty exciting and want to take a look right?.... Running up the finishing chute was pretty amazing and once I'd crossed the line they then sent me back to run up it again! So I skipped and jumped about like an idiot making the most of it.

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Christmas Week (19.12.11)

Jingly songs and carols on the radio, we've had some snow, sprouts and satsumas feature in the grocery basket and there is a Norway spruce in the living room. It must be CHRISTMAS! Woo-hoo!

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Gran Canarias Again! (01.03.11)

I’m just flying back from my second week of warm weather training. Yes, aren’t I the lucky one! It’s been a fabulous week training and weather wise, warm (22-32 degrees C) not too windy and no rain….. the municipal swimming pool has warmed up a couple of degrees and I was able to knock out 4.2km before turning blue, that’s +2.5km from Feb, happy days!

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Stories behind my Partners & Sponsors - St Mary's University College (07.02.11)

So how is it that I have a partnership arrangement with an academic institution? Not your normal kind of sponsor or supporting partner one might think and how did we come to work together?

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