I Finished Last!

Preface I have never finished last before. Milarrochy Bay Swim Festival Loch Lomond was like a mill pond, twinkling every time the sun broke through the clouds. What a beautiful morning and a glorious setting for my first ever open water swim festival. The hills and mountains ringing the loch were looking resplendent in their […]

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Running Alpe d’Huez

Today the penultimate stage of le Tour de France heads up the most famous climb in the Tour; Alpe d’Huez. 21 hairpin bends snaking impossibly up a relentless and stunning mountainside. 4 years ago Jo and I were working for a cycling tour operator. On a rare morning off we got a lift down to […]

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Open Water Swimming (Scotland)

We recently started attending open water swimming sessions at Bardowie Loch, hosted by Vigour Events. We first attended back in January and we mightily unprepared for what was to follow. We arrived with no more gear other than our swimming trunks/costumes. Thankfully we were able to hire a wetsuit, but we were without any under-layers, […]

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