My Ironman journey started last year, when it seemed a good idea to join a group of Lincsquaders who had signed up for IM Austria. So it became a winter of base training many wet rides and getting into a routine of swimming before work. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to New Zealand in February to do Wanaka 70.3. This gave me a real marker of progress, and realisation that I had a lot more work to do. There was no way could I of done a second lap of that bike route.
Following the end of the consultation period, the Youth Committee has voted to accept the Long Term Athlete Development framework as its training programme. The coaching staff will now work to build up the details over the next few months.
On 12th July 2016 I completed the Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 in 6hrs 34mins. Why am I delighted by this? Well go back nearly 3 years. An overweight (18.8st) 45 year old Sales Manager with high blood pressure and above normal Cholesterol decided that sitting on his rear all day was not good for him, what to do?