Racers

  • Liam Perks’ Race Report

    Liam Perks’ Race Report

    25th January 2017

    8 weeks before the race, I decided to do the Braveheart extreme triathlon, after being injured all season and well what a race that is… It lives up to its name for sure. 7 weeks of hard training thanks to…

  • 2016 Winner Chris Stirling’s Race Report

    2016 Winner Chris Stirling’s Race Report

    21st September 2016

    I love the idea of a race that starts in the sea or lake at the bottom of a mountain and visits the summit, I don’t know why but it inspires me, I always feel a real connection with the…

  • Rosie’s 2016 Braveheart Race Report

    Rosie’s 2016 Braveheart Race Report

    19th September 2016

    Rosie Baxendine’s journey to the Braveheart started just two weeks before the 2016 event. Here’s the story of how she overcame a serious pelvis injury to compete in the race...

  • From runner to triathlete: a work in progress

    From runner to triathlete: a work in progress

    6th September 2016

    Runner, Fiona Bugler, recalls the highs and lows of her 15-week training block taking her from runner to triathlete The blue blob first appeared in my Strava Training Log week commencing 23rd May. And three weeks later week commencing June…

  • Alister’s Update: Excited & nervous about taking on Ben Nevis

    Alister’s Update: Excited & nervous about taking on Ben Nevis

    1st September 2016

    Alister Brown, an age-grouper triathlete tells us how he’s prepared for the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon. “With just over two weeks to go until the Braveheart triathlon, I can feel Ben Nevis looming over me. I am rather excited –albeit nervous as…

  • Mountain triathlete Chris Stirling signs up for Braveheart

    Mountain triathlete Chris Stirling signs up for Braveheart

    1st September 2016

      Chris Stirling is a 34 year old triathlete based in Ambleside, in the Lake District. He works full time in the Climbers’ Shop and loves the mountains “I sensibly chose to race the Celtman Extreme as my first triathlon…

  • From Runner to Triathlete: my 10 rules to get me to Ben Nevis

    From Runner to Triathlete: my 10 rules to get me to Ben Nevis

    18th July 2016

    I’m beginning to like this triathlon game and to think of myself as a triathlete. After years of knocking out marathons and doing the miles, I started to feel a bit stale and experienced a two year-lull: tiredness increased, speed decreased.…

  • From Runner To Triathlete: A week of firsts

    From Runner To Triathlete: A week of firsts

    20th June 2016

    This week was a week has been a week of firsts. It was also a week where I needed to cram in some training as today I’ve had an operation (and general anaesthetic) to remove a benign Lipoma. I had it…

  • From Runner to Braveheart Triathlete: the start

    From Runner to Braveheart Triathlete: the start

    6th June 2016

    Runner and Writer Fiona Bugler, has taken baby steps into triathlon over the last few years. Now she’s going in head first and taking the plunge by signing up for the Braveheart Tri  “Always fit, but a late starter to…

  • Triathlete champion Paul Hawkins shares his training diary

    Triathlete champion Paul Hawkins shares his training diary

    9th May 2016

    “My training plan varies throughout the year. This season I’m having a year away from Ironman distance. On average I train about 12 to 15 hours per week, with a greater emphasis based on intensity over endurance.” SWIM How much?…