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How do I train for my first triathlon…..?

Taking the plunge to do your first triathlon is AWESOME, but can be somewhat daunting… three sports + transition + lots of new words/terms… So let’s break it down into small simple chunks: 1. SWIM – best advice for swimming is to get in a pool first and get comfortable swimming aerobically (without too much….

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Taking a dip in the Open Water……?

Swimming in the open water is so refreshing – and was just what the doctor ordered last week when the air temperature was 32 degrees!! So, what are my top tips for swimming in the open water, i.e. lake/river/sea: Find a lake near you that offers specific open water swimming sessions – ones near Reading….

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VitalityMove – 17 September

Vitality is proving to be a big part of our lives at the moment…. We have a VitalityLife Insurance Plan which has some great perks and incentives to keep us on the move, including points for being active and we all know what points mean, PRIZES…. The prizes that we are particularly fond of is the 4….

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Guinness World Record Holder

As a triathlon coach and a keen athlete, I never shy away from setting goals and training hard to achieve them — indeed, my motto in business and in life is ‘believe to achieve’.   Even so, I admit there were moments after I decided I was going to set a new Guinness world record….

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Next week’s World Record Half Marathon Fastest Female pushing a double buggy attempt….

Thoughts about next week’s World Record Half Marathon Fastest Female pushing a double buggy attempt…. 1. It’s made me train…. today I would have quite happily sat on the sofa and messed around with the kids rather than go out for a 10 mile run. #HaveAGoal 2. Any hill/slight incline with a pushchair feels like….

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World Record Fastest Female Half Marathon Pushing a Double Buggy Training Vlog!

On Saturday 18 March at Dorney Lake, F3 Event’s Windsor & Eton Half Marathon Ellie will be attempting to break the current Guinness World Record for the Fastest Female Half Marathon Pushing a Double Buggy. The current record is 1hr49minutes….Ellie is training to take 10 minutes of this record…. See how the training is going….

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The night before…

Tomorrow, yes – 21 June 2014; Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year is D-day….the due day of our first child… Time to place your bets now as to whether Baby Gosling will actually arrive tomorrow… Apparently only 4-5% of babies are born on their due-date – could this be ours?? How am I feeling….

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Healthy Eating Masterclass at L’Ortolan

Just as I was having a power-nap (never underestimate the strength of a 20 minute power-nap) on the sun lounger the afternoon of our first Dinton Pastures 5km/10km Summer Series on Thursday 15 May 2014, Ian woke me up to say there was a call for me on the land-line. It was Sally Albin, marketing manager….

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The end is in sight…

So, I am sat here at 35 weeks pregnant and it is really clear that the end of this pregnancy journey is in sight…or at least I hope it is!! It really has been an amazing journey to this point and I feel very lucky that I haven’t really suffered beyond the “normal” pregnancy things….

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Marathon Race Planning Tips

Got a marathon looming….? Here’s a few things you might want to think about in the last few days (when you should have your feet up and be resting…) So, you have done the hardwork and pounded the pavements morning after morning, evening after evening…now is the time to think more about the race itself….

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