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Bournemouth Marathon 2013

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:32

Yep, really enjoyed this. Bournemouth is a stunning venue, good atmosphere, good organisation, plenty of water/gels in conditions that will never be hotter and a good course.


Great job Bournemouth Marathon organisers! 

Please help me win Tri Award (public vote)

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:43

Hi Iron Rose,


Really appreciate the kind words and time taken to vote. Thanks! 

Please help me win Tri Award (public vote)

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 09:48

Ah cheers Seren, really appreciate that! 


Yep - the calendar is getting full! If you use Google Calendars, you can download it and have a handy reminder on your desktop of all domestic middle and long distance races. 

Triathlete of the Year' Awards (Long Dist/Ultra)

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 17:40
Hi folks, just thought I'd chime in as is my site.

No marketing or evil intentions to get you to visit, I'm just a one man who loves triathlon as a sport and writing and put the two together. In 9 months so far there have been no ads and I certainly don't make any money from your visit!

It's great that the competition has caught the eye of so many people as its been nice to introduce it to more people. My mission for the site is to cover ld and ultra tri in more depth, providing coverage and exposure for British and Irish athletes and elite ag and provide more coverage of domestic events. I'm also hoping it is a useful resource for triathletes who might enjoy learning about events and from the elites out there.

So no 'judges', no massive marketing departments working out ways to make money from you, no computer geeks setting up clever polls that block multiple polls... Just a keen fan who wants to open up the achievements of 10 fab performances to a wider audience and someone who gets a thrill out of writing and seeing people read their work.

Please help me win Tri Award (public vote)

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 15:00

I am writing to you because I need your help. 

Today, British magazine Tri220 & the Triathlon Show have opened the polls for general nominations of their prestigious industry awards and one of those categories is: BEST TRIATHLON WEBSITE 

Over the last 9 months, I have been writing and editing 

It would mean the world to me if you could take just a couple of minutes to register your vote for Beyond Going Long in this category. 

You can do this here once you have logged in or registered (takes 2 minutes): 

Once you've done this, if you could go the extra mile and ask your friends, family, work colleagues to also vote for Beyond Going Long I would be so grateful. Perhaps you could share it on Facebook, Twitter, your blogs, club pages or your favourite forum. 

Beyond Going Long focusses on British and Irish long distance triathlons – covering not only the headline making athletes competing in Ironman and Challenge Henley, but also all the domestic long course events and the elite age-groupers competing in them. 

The site has a mission to support events organisers, professionals, race teams and elite age-groupers competing at the longer distances by providing more in-depth coverage and reporting than any other site in the UK. In the last 9 months I have published over 50 original interviews ranging from our World Champion Leanda Cave to age-group winners at the Midnight Man, published race news, previews and reviews, carried sponsor news and much more. 

I am a big fan of the other triathlon sites out there, so I mean no disrespect by asking you to help support the site, but it really would mean the absolute world to me if you could take some time to vote and recognise the site. 

Please vote for Best Triathlon Website 
Tri220 Triathlon Show Awards 

Thank you so much.

your turn to vote for an extraordinary athlete

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 12:13

Ha. Or maybe until people get bored and stop voting  

your turn to vote for an extraordinary athlete

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 11:32

25th November - plenty of time for you to appeal to more forums 

your turn to vote for an extraordinary athlete

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 10:48

Almost 2,000 votes cast and only 7 in it between Nick and TC for the hottest title in triathlon! 

your turn to vote for an extraordinary athlete

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 15:11

I'm watching you double voters!!!

Hope you all like the site if it's new to you. Take a look around while you are there and you can always follow me on Twitter or join the conversation on Facebook.

If anyone runs a website or blog and can take a second to link to the site or give it a nice plug it would be great to spread the word! 


Thanks, Rich

Challenge Henley

Posted: 27/11/2011 at 20:14
The run:

Off I went, full of trepidation about my knee. I felt that it would probably ‘go’ at some point, more of when than if. I just wanted to get as many miles in as possible so set off at 5 hour pace. This was quite comfortable for me as I am a confident runner and let me work some of the stiffness out.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd laps were great. I chatted to those who would, high fived kids and just enjoyed myself. I’d always avoided lap and city based marathons, instead enjoying difficult cross country courses and really loved the scenery and atmosphere around Henley. The back end of the course was quiet but this is my usual favoured atmosphere at running events so was quite happy to dip my head and plough on. The lap format made it easier to tick of laps rather than miles and passed time quicker. Each lap completed meant a new band to wear and a chance to high-5 and kiss my family who were waiting at the finish line.

Going into lap 4 I felt euphoric. I felt OK, no gastro problems, no serious energy or morale dips like I’d had at the end of the bike and I KNEW with 10k to go I would finish this thing. I kept fantasising about the finish line and was welling up.

With a head torch on as it was getting dark off I went. 1 mile into the lap I started to suffer my first effects of exhaustion. I was getting confused and disorientated by lights and the effect of the torch shining on the road. I was giddily happy with anyone who talked to me – I think as a psychological weapon to blank out the fatigue. I also had to really concentrate on what was real as I went round the quiet parts around the back as I felt that I might just wander off-course.

By the time I was at the back end of the course (about 4 miles to go) it started to rain. I didn’t care. It felt amazing. I was fit, strong and would be an Ironman. In my tired state I loved the way the rain felt and the lights from the floodlights were bouncing off it.

As I reached the towpath I recognised the figure in front of me. It was one of my heroes, Rosie Swale-Pope. We exchanged words and I told her what an inspiration she was to me. She is so humble, told me we were her heroes and that she would be doing all 3 legs next year. I look forward to that!

Going into the finishing chute was amazing. All fatigue was gone and I prepared for a signature sprint finish. As I went around a corner my leg slipped in the wet mud and I decided against a sprint finish. I didn’t want to risk falling over and not being able to get up again with 200 metres to go! After finding my mum and fiancé on the chute I went over to thank them and took the line. It was great and surreal and over.


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