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Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:04 pm dhcm
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looked down list and no one posting anything for ages (apart from Paul). well I am one of the culprits so quick update on progress.

I have basically given up triathlon because despite endless efforts i just cannot make progress on swim and have decided that makes it too frustrating. also i have been doing more road cycling and running, so don't want to waste precious spare time in pool.

the good news is that orthotics seem to have dealt with endless running injuries (which were the reason I took up triathlon in first place) so continuing to make progress. times still inching better - just ahead of aging curve - highlights being sub18 for 5k, sub 38for 10k, and best of all, finally getting GFA 3.08 qualifying for automatic entry to london marathon.

but I have not given up on "Athlon" completely. just dropped the annoying swimming bit and spent more time on duathlon. Actually I find this tougher than triathlon - get more tired in the first 5k run then a typical swim because I am one paced at swimming but have plenty of gears on the run. Target was to qualify GB age group, and managed to squeak into the 45-49 category for this years ETU sprint event.

So this spring is etu sprint duathlon in Kalkar in April, followed a week later by london marathon, and then switching to bike training for this years etape in July.

   
2015 events
 
Anglican sprint duathlon, etu qualifier, 2secs outside automatic qualification Mad , but qualified eventually on rolldown Very Happy

blenheim. cramp on run - had to stop. finished several minutes off 2014 Sad

etape du tour alps. fell apart halfway. very tough to finish. but did finish Smile

City race 5k 18.03

crouch end 10k 40.xx Rolling Eyes

1500m 4.47
2014 events
 
Stratford marathon 3.22 - recovering from injury
Abingdon marathon 3.08 - finally FFA following decent training in run up Very Happy
cityrace 5k 17.55 Very Happy
crouch end 10k 38.xx
blenheim 1.15.xx
2013 events
 
etape du tour (alps) 5.47. placed 16%. best bike ride
Rutland marathon 3.41. freezing heavy rain throughout. survival only aim
city race 5k 18.30
crouch end 10k (add)
blenheim
Hyde park
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2012 Events
 
April - London Marathon - 3:40 Mad
May - Crouch End 10K - 38.25 Smile
June - Blenheim (Sprint) (13:45/35:49/22:13). 1:17:00, 4th out of 261 in M40-44 (Saturday only) Very Happy
June - Dambuster (Oly)
July - Etape du Tour (Act 1 - alps)
2011 Events
 
Quattro Sportive (82miles). 4:43 (incl.10 min breaks)

F3Events Evening Sprint Triathlon (750(????)/20/5), May = 1:13:28 (17:20/1:38/33:34/0:45/20:09)

Crouch End 10.1K. 38:15 Surprised Very Happy

Blenheim Sprint (June) (750/19.8/5.4), 1:19:37 (14.29/4.29/35.59/1.49/22.53) Smile

F3Events Evening Sprint Triathlon (750(?)/20/5), June = 1:10:51 (16.13/1:05/32:47/0:44/19:59) Smile

Maldon triathlon (July) (c.1100/45/9) = 2:19:00 (21.25/1.21/1.18.37/0.36/36.49). 1st in age group! Surprised Very Happy

220/Humanrace Evening Sprint (26 August) (750/20/5), 1:10:45 (14.49/1.54/33.31/1.05/19.26) Smile

Vitruvian HIM (Sept) (1900/85/21.1), 4:51:05 (39.36/2.47/2.30.35/1.41/1.36.26) Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

The Fix-UK Tri-Challenge Relay (Sept) (400(?)/15/5 x 3), team time=2.39, personal splits 8.23/24.40/17.56. 7th overall but WINNERS MIXED CATEGORY Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Jekyll & Hyde duathlon (Oct) (4.2/20.8/7.6), 15.45/0.35/34.01/0.34/29.54), scoring MVET for club in London triathlon league Smile
2010 Triathlon Results
 
Triathlete's World Evening Sprint (750/20/5),May=1.20.05 (17.55/2.42/37.58/0.56/20.33)

Blenheim Sprint (750/19.6/5.4)=1.21.26 (15.03/3.54/37.10/1.48/23.33)

Triathlete's World Evening Sprint (750/20/5),July=1.12.43 (15.47/1.07/35.53/0.36/19.16)

Dextro Hyde Park Tri Olympic (1500/36/10)=2.23.06 (30.02/4.18/1.04.25/2.58/41.24)

Tri-challenge relay (400/15/5): swim=7.48, bike=unknown, run leg 1=21.17, leg 2=22.52, leg 3=20.12 (accident to team member, so ran all run legs)
2009 Triathlon Results
 
Blenheim Super-sprint (400/13.6/3.2)=59.40 (9.06/5.18/29.52/2.13/13.13)

Tri-Challenge relay (400/15/5)= swim=8.45,bike=29.12,run=19.27

NB. Recovering from shoulder break in Apr 2009
Personal Bests
 
Run
800m(2011)=2.17
5K(2014)=17.55
10K=37.59

HM (2013)1.28 Rolling Eyes
marathon (2014)=3.08

Swim (pool)
100m=1.40 Mad
400m=7.50 Sad
750m=13.41 (miscounted laps?) Confused
1500m = 28.36 Smile
Second statement of intent...
 
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