It’s been a challenging winter for getting out training. In fact getting out at all has been a struggle at times with winds reaching over 100mph and rain lashing the island and wreaking havoc with the roads. November and December were a write off but the last couple of months have been pretty solid. Anyway, race season is coming up so it’s a case of just getting on with it.
Last year started badly with my first DNF at the Belvoir Triathlon, but finished well with a 3rd place at the European Championships and a win at the Scottish Champs and the Off road Championship title. Plans for 2012 are to race the World Championships in Spain in July and then race Challenge Barcelona in September. My Ironman record is 10hrs35 which was a few years ago and under prepared, having done quite a bit since then it would be good to go back and try and smash that time. Becky and I are doing the Rock n Roll half marathon in April and there’s a whole bunch of UK events throughout the year leading up to the longer races.
On Tiree there seems to be more people than ever out running, monthly 5km challenges and the prospect of running the Tiree 10k in May seems to be working. The Tiree Sports Foundation, Team Tiree, has been in hibernation throughout the gales but is slowly emerging as spring approaches.
So if you’ve not been out yet perhaps it’s time to dust off the bike, even check it in for a service, pump up the tires, take a deep breath and get to it. I’ll see you on the road.