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RESULTS and FIXTURES
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

4 x Ironman UK (Sherborne, 3 x Bolton)
2 x Parbold Hilly Duathlon
2 x Vitruvian (HIM) Triathlon
2 x Keswick Mountain Triathlon
2 x Horwich Race to the Pike Triathlon
2 x Chester Olympic Triathlon
2 x Lytham St Annes Spring Triathlon
2 x Oulton Park Duathlon
1 x Ballbuster Winter Duathlon
1 x Day in the Lakes (HIM) Triathlon
1 x Trentham Half Ironman
1 x Challenge Henley Bike Course
1 x Great North Run
1 x Lakeland Loop Sportive
1 x Cumbrian Cracker Sportive
1 x Tour de Bolton Sportive
1 x Manchester-Blackpool-Manchester bike ride
1 x Manchester - Blackpool Night Ride
Cyclocross Races
Lands End to John O'Groats - 10 days



2015 RACES

07/06/2015 - SOUTHPORT CIRCULAR SPORTIVE
Distance: 103km
Completed Smile



2014 RACES


17/08/2014 - SALFORD TRIATHLON (1500m/40k/10k)
Website: http://www.salfordtriathlon.com/
Result: DNF puncture (lap 4 of 6)
Swim: 34.54
T1: 3.49
Bike: 50.38 (26.41km)


06.09.2014 NWCCA Series - Round 1 Cyclocross
Hoghton Tower, Preston
Finished - 3 laps down
3 crashes, 0 mechanicals
88/100 the crashes cost me in the end




2013 RACES

22/09/2013
Bolton Bash 100km Sportive

Finish Time: 4:32:56
Moving Time: 4:27:21
Result: 101/264 Very Happy
98km - 1589m (5400ft)

28/09/2013
Manchester-Blackpool 83km Night Ride

No Timing Chips
Garmin Time: 02:48:54 Very Happy
Ave Speed: 29.3 km/h

09.11.2013
NWCCA Series - Round 7 Cyclocross

Finished - 2 laps down Smile
3 crashes, 2 mechanicals
104/108 learning experience Smile

17.11.2013
Cumbrian Cracker Sportive 100km

Moving Time: 4:15.00
92km - (5600ft) Smile

24.11.2013
NWCCA Series - Round 9 Cyclocross

Finished - 2 laps down Smile
0 crashes, 0 mechanicals
82/95 the learning continues Smile

29.12.2013
The Orrell OMG Festival of Running

Half Marathon completed
Time: 02:15:15 Smile
paced as full distance


2012 RACES

23/03/2012 - Gin Pit Off Road Marathon
DNF - injured at mile 18 Sad

24/06/2012 - Cotswold113 (half ironman)
DNF - half way into bike course - chest infection Sad

22/07/2012 - IRONMAN UK
Finished: 16hrs 20mins (completed as support with TTS) Smile

16/09/2012 - CHALLENGE HENLEY (112 mile bike only)
Finished: 6hrs 55mins (completed as support with TTS) Smile

20/10/2012
Manchester XC League - Race 1
(Heaton Park)
-- Time: 52.51 (315/351) Rolling Eyes Smile
report: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1443289#1443289





2011 RACE RESULTS


01/10/2011 - Rivington Trail Half Marathon
completed - 2hrs 08mins (196/356) Smile

31/07 - IRONMAN UK
Swim (3.8km): 01.19.24
T1: 00.09.22
Bike (180km): 08.13.18 (ridden with TTS handbike)
T2: 00.09.28
Run (42.2km): 05.27.54
Total Time: 15.19.24
Race Report: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=80405&highlight=



10/04 - LAKELAND LOOP
112km very very hilly sportif
ridden as support rider for the event
Report: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=77614



13/03 - PARBOLD DUATHLON
Run1 - 5 km: 22.28
T1: 1.11
Bike - 27 km: 01.01.06
T2: 1.13
Run2 - 5 km: 24.56
Total Time: 01.50.54 (55/108)
Race Report: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=76767&highlight=








2010 RACE RESULTS


06/11 - SHEPHERDS SKYLINE FELL RACE
10km Very Hilly Off Road Pennine Fell Race
Total Time: 01:09:14 Pos:239/281
Race Report: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=73970&highlight=


04/09 - THE VITRUVIAN
1900m Swim: 00.43.24
T1: 00:03:06
85km Bike: 02.40:50
T2: 00:02:17
21.00km Run: 02:17:53
Total Time: 05.47.32 (592nd) (AG: 130th)
Race Report: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=72223&highlight=


20/06 - COWM CLASH TRIATHLON
1400m Swim + Long Run to T1: 00.29.15
T1: 00:02:33
42km Hilly Bike: 01.41:16
T2: 00:01:07
9.2km off Road Run: 00:56:09
Total Time: 03.10.21 (58/65) (AG: 12/15)
Race Report: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=69916&highlight=


23/05 - KESWICK MOUNTAIN TRI
750m Swim + Run to T1: 00.18.12 (203/306)
36km Bike + Run to T2: 01.17.26 (121/306)
DNF - achilles and compressed sciatic nerve prevented run
Total Time: DNF Mad Crying or Very sad


02/05 - HORWICH TRIATHLON
800m Swim + T1: 00.17.33
40km Bike + T2: 01.22.06
11km Run: 01.13.52
Total Time: 02.53.32 (105/200)
Race Report: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=68466&highlight=


14/03 - PARBOLD DUATHLON
Run1 - 5 km: 22.05
T1: 53.20
Bike - 27 km: 01.06.27
T2: 50.15
Run2 - 5 km: 24.30
Total Time: 01.54.46 (96/122) Crying or Very sad



2009 RACE RESULTS

16/05 - Keswick Mountain Triathlon
Swim: 16.15 (144/300)
Bike: 01.20.20 (121/300)
Run: 01.08.32 (199/300)
Total Time: 02.45.07 (162/300)
Keswick Mountain Triathlon Race Report


07/06 - Rossendale Triathlon
Swim: 7.29 (58/188)
Bike: 47.09 (35/188)
Run: 24.26 (55/188)
Total Time: 01.19.04 (39/188)
Rossendale Sprint Triathlon Race Report


28/06 - A Day in the Lakes - Half Ironman
Swim: 37.42
Bike: 03.25.12
Run: 02.56.21
Total Time: 07.03.14 (252/330)
A Day in the Lakes - Half Ironman Race Report


02/08 - IRONMAN UK - Bolton
Swim: 01.31
Bike: 07.30
Run: 05.42
Total Time: 15.06.22
(finishing it was excellent - but the time was rubbish)
IRONMAN UK Race Report


27/09 - Fleetwood Sprint
Swim and T1: 9.05
Bike: 33.29
Run: 22.51
Total Time: 01.06.10 (30/242)
Fleetwood Sprint Race Report


04/10 - Oulton Park Duathlon
Run 1: 8.57km : 40mins 18secs
T1: 1min 16secs
Bike: 38.61 km : 1hr 09mins 05secs
T2: 1min 15secs
Run 2: 4.15 km : 21mins 19secs
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Total Time: 2hrs 13mins 16secs (92/232)
Oulton Park Duathlon NR Series Race Report



2008 RACE RESULTS

2008 Great North West Half Marathon Race Report
Time: 1hr 35mins - 263//1138

NW Duathlon Championships Race Report
Time: 1hr 41mins - 28/86

Horwich Triathlon Race Report
Time: 2hr 40mins 45/106

Lytham St Annes Sprint Race Report
Time: 1hr 05mins - 17/160

Tatton Olympic Race Report
Time: 2hr 37mins

Chester Olympic Race Report
Time: 2hr 27mins

Trentham Half Ironman Race Report
Time: 5hrs 37mins

Ironman UK Race Report
Time: DNF (illness forced retirement at 65km on bike)

MCH Half Marathon Race Report
Time: 1hr 46mins

Great North Run
Time: completed with Mrs Wiganer

Oulton Park Duathlon
Time: 1hr 25mins

The Ballbuster Duathlon
Time: 3hrs 55mins



2007 RACE RESULTS

IMUK 2007 Wiganers Race Report
Time: 13hrs 01min

The Vitruvian Race Report
Time: 5hrs 50mins

Aegon St Annes Sprint Race Report
Time: 1hr 05mins

Chirk Sprint Race Report
Time: 1hr 12mins

Chester Olympic Race Report
Time: 2hrs 32mins

Great North West Half Marathon Race Report
Time: 1hr 41mins Smile
T R A I N I N G
 
Personal Bests

SWIM - Pool
400m - 7mins 02secs
1500m - 28mins 30secs
1900m - 37mins 55sec (Cotswold113 2012)
3800m - 1hr 15mins (IMUK 2007)

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BIKE - Races
10TT - 24.34 (2009)
Half Ironman: 2.40.50 (Vitruvian 2010)
Ironman: 06.44.45 (IMUK 2007 Sherborne)

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RUN
5km - 21mins 05 secs
10km - 45mins 27 secs
Half Marathon - 1hr 35mins 42secs
IMUK Marathon - 4hr 44mins

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RACES
Sprint: 1hr 05mins (St Annes)
Olympic: 2hrs 27mins (Chester)
Half Ironman: 5hrs 37mins (Trentham)
Ironman: 13hrs 01min (IMUK)
10TT: 24.34 (D10/1)

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Heart Rates
Resting HR - 42
Bike MHR - 170
Run MHR - 175

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I did triathlons once
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:34 pm wiganer
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Well actually the title is a bit misleading, I did triathlons more than once. I actually did quite a few but those times seem like a millions years ago, back when TT was an active and vibrant website, rather than what we have now.

I haven't posted on the blog for almost a year which is a bit rubbish, but I do pop along to read TT every once in a while.

My post last year was basically an end to my competitive racing days and nothing has changed in that regard, but one thing that has changed is my overall fitness. The knee surgery worked an absolute treat and I can now walk around and ride comfortably, something that was such a bind before. I have also lost 11kg in weight which again is quite incredible .... oohhh and I grew a full on beard. It's a bit father xmas but I like it.



My cycling tattoo collection got bigger with my candy skull and red roses added to my arm this year, can you see the chains and jockey wheels ... very pleased with all my ink



I am riding about 50-80km a week at the moment and really enjoying it, new chainset on the bike, new Mavic wheels and tubeless set up means great relaxed fun around the local lanes.

On the business front, I have set up two brand new business ventures, a catering business and a media company both of which are growing nice and steadily - I like to challenge myself and try new things, so becoming part of the catering industry was great fun .... trained and accredited myself into being able to work with my wife on her mobile crepe stall has been incredible.



The photography is still such a great thing as well for me and I am always out there shooting - I have an exhibition planned shortly on some non-sport related stuff but I will always yearn to shoot bike racing ... on the spur of the moment I drove out last night to cover the local time trial ... definitely a lucky night for me to be in the right place at the right time to grab the moment the rider caught his minute man:



Much more positive than this time last year, lots to look forward to and loads of time to do it
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