Outlaw Triathlon Blueprint

I’ve completed 7 ironman distance events. Zurich (1998 & 1999), Almere (2002), The Longest Day (2003), Roth (2008), The Outlaw (2010) and Challenge Henley (2013). Almere I'd go back to. Roth is a must. And The longest Day was fun. By far the best experience based on organisation, logistics, the course and how I felt was at The Outlaw.

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2018 Training and 2017 Season Review

I'm starting my triathlon training tomorrow. Slowly. Two club swims two indoor rides, one outdoor ride, one run off the bike, one longer jog. Six sessions per week. That's enough for me.I'll be lifting lots and continuing to work on bike skills. Plenty of short, local races. One race that's not local or short. Pleasingly, I've managed to keep generally fit throughout the winter.

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Nerf Gun Biathlon Target

I haven't had Eurosport since I lived in Lebanon. Back then I used to look forward to getting back from work to watch the Biathlon World Cup races. Those were the days of the Raphael Poirée - Ole Einer Bjorndalen rivalry. Magdalena Forsberg had just retired after winning won six World Cups in a row. I need to get Eurosport again!

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2018 Bundesliga Dates Are Out

I'm a big fan of Elite Draft-Legal racing. WTS, French Grand Prix and Bundesliga. My boys are into it too. Last year I also raced the draft-legal sprint event at the World Age Group Championships in Rotterdam. I loved the tactical racing with a team element. It also pushed me to work on skills like cornering and pack riding.

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Why You Should Race In France This Season

I don't live in France anymore. But I did for more than 15 years. I'll definitely be heading back there with the boys to race a few times this season. The photo below is from the Alsace Regional Team Time Trial Championships in Colmar in about 2012. With ASPTT Strasbourg we won it 4 or 5 times in a row. The top 3 teams would qualify for La Coupe de France des Clubs.

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Dreamweaver Days

In the early two-thousands a neighbour of mine in Beirut, Joel, taught me the basics of HTML and how to use an FTP. I made progress with simple coding and quickly taught myself how to use Microsoft Frontpage and a new program called CoffeeCup.  However, while living in Bangkok I bought a pirate copy of Dreamweaver 8. This quickly became my go-to WYSIWYG editor.

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We all squeezed the stick...

We all squeezed the stick... and we all pulled the trigger. Except that we couldn’t. Before the internet, you had to wait until Tuesday morning for the Daily Telegraph to print the results of major races. It was August 1989 and my triathlon hero, Glenn Cook, had just finished second in the first World Short Course Championships in Avignon, France.

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