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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

So over the last few weeks I have been training hard for my next race at IM Frankfurt. Really looking forward to racing with the big boys and hoping the work I have put in will pay off.

A few weeks back I went over to Morocco to race in the African ITU championships and came away with 4th and my first time for the Commonwealth Games. Was strange racing an olympic distance draft legal race. I knew I wouldn’t have the run speed but put in a solid swim and bike. At the end of the day I am trianing for long course racing and I don’t think I embarassed myself too much. I went in to the race with some pain in my hip but came away from the weekend free of pain so very pleased with how the weekend went.

Two weekends ago it was the run Jersey half marathon and after deciding to enter late I had no expectations for a good result. The course was awesome and I ended up running a pretty solid 1h11.24 which as most of you will know is pretty solid for me. My run has certainly improved from where it was a few years ago so very pleased with that.

This weekend just gone was the Windsor triathlon. One of the big triathlons in the UK and it was a british super series race this year. I again came away with 4th in a pretty strong field. Also got my second qualifying time for commonwealth games so thats my spot now secured and the stress of trying to qualify has gone and I can really focus now on the job in hand. Was really good to be away with the guys from Jersey and great to see Tom Perchard get his first qualifying time.

First lap of the run

Its three weeks now until Frankfurt and very much counting down the days to race. Will be good to see Jodie and Dave again.

Well done to all the team racing over the weekend. Solid results as ever. Well done coach.