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Alex Birch’s Ironbourne Debrief

Ironman Bolton Ironbourne Debrief As many of you will know, I had to pull out of Ironman Bolton 6 days before the event as I had unfortunately come into contact with someone (my goddaughter) who tested positive for Covid. Having trained for this race twice without completing it I felt a little blue for a […]

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James Wilson’s Holkham 70.3 Outlaw Race Report

So here I am heading to the Outlaw half at Holkham. To set the scene this is the third time I have entered this race and the second time I have made the trip to the venue and I am yet to cross the startline. It’s fair to say I have unfinished business with this […]

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Stratford Triathlon 29.09.19

The weather was not particularly kind for what would have been for many, the last race of the season. Plunging temperatures, strong winds and heavy showers made for complex racing conditions. However, the course stood up well, as did the competitors, and provided a new experience, as this was the first time that the race […]

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Southam Triathlon 01.09.19

    Despite the threat of a shower, the weather at Southam Triathlon was perfect for racing and perhaps contributed to what was a strong performance from Team Cherwell. The event itself was as well run as ever, with a great atmosphere and support from everyone involved. Set in a local college a well laid […]

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Alex meets one of his heroes

Alex Birch – Challenge Roth – Racing and Training

While on holiday in late 2012 I read Chrissie Wellington’s “A Life Without Limits” and arrived at the easy conclusion that she was probably the greatest athlete this country has ever produced. More surprisingly I came home determined to embark on my own triathlon adventure, albeit on a far humbler level. Chrissie had started at […]

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