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Looking back on another year

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Another year and season has come and gone… what can I say, it hasn’t exactly been the year I had hoped for/expected. But I guess that is life: you never really get what you bargain for. So where to start - 2017 came to a really good start with me actually being in pretty good shape going into the new year. …

The year 2016 and onwards

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I realise it has been a while since the last one of these, in fact it has almost been a year. So I think a blog is definitely overdue and I thought my birthday would be a good time to get back into it… The lack of blogs is not really because of a lack of things happening in my life, more because I have always been waiting for some good news so this blog - which I inevitably had to write at some point – would have at least a slightly positive twist to it. …

ITU World Triathlon Yokohama - the DTU Olympic Qualification Race

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I do believe that everything happens for a reason. So there will be a reason for this, even if I can’t quite see it yet.

Yesterday was my final chance to qualify for the Olympic Games this year – and I wanted to walk away from this knowing that I had been able to execute even just a decent race in one of the selection races. …

ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi - not the race I had hoped for

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DNF… I’m almost ashamed of it, I swore to myself that I wouldn’t ever DNF unless it’s literally impossible to finish. It wasn’t impossible to finish for me today, I could have finished that run but chose not to. Why?

The short answer: I’ve been injured and didn’t want to risk my foot getting worse again for the sake of a top 50 finish.

My Year 2015

The 2015 season and with it my fifth season as a triathlete has come to an end. It’s been my first complete season on the WTS circuit and I really can’t complain about finishing it with a 20th place in the overall series.

The year brought with it its ups, as well as its downs. …

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago 2015 - Last Race of the Season


Done. Another Season has come to an end – on the one hand it seems to have come very quickly, but on the other hand it seems like the season has been going on forever and my body is in need of some well-deserved rest.

On Friday, it was time for the final race of the World Triathlon Series, the “Grand Final”, in Chicago. …

ITU World Triathlon Stockholm - a Step in the Right Direction

It’s been a few weeks since Rio and it was finally time to race again. Summer has been pretty long already and a lot of time has passed since I finished exams but I only actually felt properly settled mentally again before Stockholm. Exams had actually taken a lot out of me and combined with a few poorer races just meant it took its time. …

Time to look back at my past four years in Oxford

After all those questions and finally my graduation from Oxford University a few weeks back, I thought it was about time to give an insight into my past four years at one of the top ranked Universities in the world – and how I manage to combine studying there with training and competing at an international level in triathlon. 

My graduation and then off to Rio for the ITU World Olympic Qualification Event


Friday morning – one week and two days to the Rio test event – graduation day! I’d been looking forward to and working towards this day for such a long time that it didn’t feel real now that it was finally here. After a quick swim it was time to get changed and get ready. …

WTS, German Championships & Master Exams - a few quite busy weeks

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It has been quite a while since my last blog update … and quite a lot has happened in that time: I have had my second top 10 result in a WTS race, didn’t do so well at the German Championships and finished my exams and hence my master degree, managed to get my best ever marks in the past four years and hence meet the conditions of my PhD offer! …

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