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6 months of training, 1 fall and it's all over before it began
by crawlingkiwi Apr 5th 2012
It's just a day before the start of the race which has occupied my every waking moment for the past few weeks and every training session for the past 6 months. But I'll no longer be on the start line. It has been a tricky couple of weeks. I was tr...
Racing and bodily fluids
by crawlingkiwi Mar 13th 2012
This isn't one for the squeamish but I think it's a post which is long overdue. Having come 2nd last year in my long-distance race (the DW - 125 mile non stop canoeing race), we realised very quickly that had we not stopped so many times to pee, we ...
I've lost the balance
by crawlingkiwi Jan 21st 2012
Just when my training schedule should be stepping up, I've had almost 2 weeks of virtual inactivity on the training front. I've managed a couple of runs, a couple of gym sessions and a swim, but that's nowhere near what I should be doing at the momen...
Another young athlete gone, too too young.
by crawlingkiwi Aug 4th 2011
The news this week was just as I expected when i heard Will was missing. After 25 hours, the 17 year olds body was found, following his capsize during a run-of-the-mill race in Richmond, on Sunday. The newspapers published a load of rubbish in th...
20 years ago I had to learn to walk again.Now I've finished a 125 miles race.
by crawlingkiwi Apr 27th 2011
Exactly twenty years ago I was learning to walk again after a serious illness, four years ago my life was completely ruled by debilitating migraines, but this past weekend I have finished an event that even a few months ago I would have thought so f...
We made it: 125 miles, 27 hours and 46 minutes.
by crawlingkiwi Apr 26th 2011
Yes, a few hours longer than we had hoped, but we eventually crossed the finish line 27 hours and 46 minutes after we set out. With all the planning and preparation we had done, we encountered the one thing no-one could have predicted. Heat. All 28C...
Brain function and exercise...
by crawlingkiwi Feb 6th 2011
Some people can undoubtedly perform complex mathematics in their head while running or cycling, they can estimate splits and their ultimate finish time to within a few seconds. Me? I have a singular inability to even count accurately when I'm trainin...
by crawlingkiwi Dec 19th 2010
Have decided to undertake the DW (125 mile canoe race) at Easter next year. Lots of things could go wrong before then, but it feels so good to have an aim and a definitive goal. Along the way there will be some Waterside Races and hopefully a huge ga...
DW - 125 miles, 24 hours
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