Read other TriBlogs
Middle-aged, middle-weight, mother of 3 on mad marathon mission
Middle-aged, middle-weight, mother of 3 on mad marathon mission
When I started this blog, it was to track my progress from an occasional kayaker to taking on the Devizes to Westminster non stop 125 race. Little did I know that would start me on a long distance obsession which has resulted in my completing the 30th Marathon des Sables. It has been a strange and sometimes painful ... but always wonderfully challenging journey

This is my occasional account of a middle-age mother's attempt to take on things which are really quite beyond her.

quadrathlon

Tag search: quadrathlon (Close)
50 but not out
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Dec 29th 2011
When I was 15 I grandly declared that when I reached 50 I was going to kill myself as there was no reason to carry on after that point. As the dreaded age approaches, I find that my daughters are not fully supportive of my teenage plans, so I've come...
Two national finals - managed to snag a medal ...
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Oct 2nd 2011
Yes, this non athletic paddler actually managed to get a medal at the national marathon championships in August (we're talking kayaking). It's been a good summer - watching my daughter win at the World Quad championships in the Czech Republic, time i...
Race Day Report Part Two - World Quadrathlon Championships. Tough on the Supporters too.
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Aug 25th 2011
The role of supporter is hugely under-estimated - all the focus is on the athlete, but the organisation and demands on those of us left holding the water bottles and outer-layers is simply not understood. Our preparation, health, fitness, lung capaci...
World Quadrathlon Champs - Part one. Don't go to Slapy...
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Aug 25th 2011
It has been a little long in coming - but I've finally had a moment to put some words together about the World Quadrathlon Championships and our trip to the Czech Republic. Marthe, myself and Chris (my sister) were all heading to Sedlcany for the rac...
4.30am departure, to Prague and the World Quad Champs!!
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Aug 10th 2011
Ok, so I am not personally competing but my daughter is and my role as chief supporter has never been more important. I'm happy to take my participation vicariously. After such a long battle against the debilitating effects of glandular fever, this i...
World Quadrathlon championships - here we come
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Jun 26th 2011
Ok, not as a competitor, but I'll be there to experience the race vicariously through my daughter who hopes to compete in the youth division. After so many years away from triathlon races, it seems strange to be getting the road bikes dusted down, d...
Going Long - gets under your skin
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi May 1st 2011
Since completing my absurdly long 125 mile race last weekend in very hard conditions and with a very high drop-out rate, my paddling partner and I have been searching around for something else to focus on. I have found an adventure race we could ...
Snowy
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Dec 21st 2010
Couldn't get down to the club yesterday so did a long walk with dogs and a daughter. Today I managed some intervals to Guildford and back - cold and in the sleet, but worked well. I love being out on the river and working hard, but need to build in m...
 
Blogging Service, © TriBlogs Join TriBlogs to post comments and/or create your own blog, all for free! Read other Triathlon Blogs