Thursday, 4 February 2010

10th Blog Post...updates n' shit...

Well, as I write this, there are exactly 6 weeks left. 42 days. 1008 hours (rollin') left until I start the Yak Attack (I've left this draft so long that it's about 39, DRAFT, who am I kidding). Due to recent 'events', my 1008 (still rollin') hours are going to be spent divided (more than likely, straight down the middle) between training and watching pornography/Top Gear.

So, how's it all going since the last post? Hmmm, I've had my first haircut since the 'Last of the Mohicans' jobbie that was performed on me. I've trained pretty hard. I've eaten...lots. I've showered enough to guarantee a hosepipe ban for the next 7yrs. I've still got the beard. I've managed to watch the Hurtlocker and Avatar. Twice (probably spent nigh on £45 on that film...f*ck you Titanic and that pervert painter, Leo Di Caprisun). I've still got a job and I may be on TV (surprisingly, not Binge Britain, Crimewatch or Babestation). I've been filmed for S4C where I managed to make a new language up...the interview was primarily in Welsh, but I've managed to make a language that sounds something in-between Afrikaans and retard. Oh, and my chest is bad...again. Fark!

Oh, and I wasted 60mins of my life watching Danny Dyer "on da' farkin' look awt' fur farkin' UFOWs".

I've booked my flights too. Flying with Etihad from London Heathrow (is it London Heathrow or just Heathrow?...balls to it, it's now called Lo-row. Brrrrap) to Abu Dhabi (spelt - Aaaa-Booo Daaa-Beee for those readers with...err...reading issues), then onto Katmandu (spelt - Cat Man Boob).

I'll be leaving (on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again (22nd March)) on the 4th of March, so if anyone wants to throw me a leaving doo' with FEMALE strippers and dwarves, then I'm free around for the two weekends prior to this. Merci.

Unless I fall off the bike at 5,500m, I should be back on the 22nd of March where I will be landing in Lo-row before drinking myself into a coma (Binge Britain) for the next couple days.

What else...oh, I got a vain in my (left...?) bicep. Wallop.

Oh, this is Martin Stenmarck (with either a) his girlfriend b) Neil, from the Young Ones c) a disabled man in a tea cup or d) Jesus...either or, we are all in agreement that he has what on can be described as a offensively, filthy doo'). He'll be racing in the Yak. I wonder how many renditions of Abba's Waterloo it will take for him to throw his bike at me (he's Swedish and sang for Sweden in the Euro Vision Song Contest by the way).

Oh, and I cycled 100 miles last weekend. And yes Dan (from North Wales - bless), in ONE go. [rolleyes]
There's probably more I should add...I'll edit when I remember.

Oh, Helicopter rescue is needed in my insurance or I won't be able to race. [shits pants]

I'll write some more next week, and put some photos in for the windowlickers...

Can't be arsed at the mo'.


  1. that Swedish bloke is a tw@t and he can't sing. I am sure he will drive you mental, or deserves to be driven mental by you, either will suffice

  2. Hey Jb William,
    Understand that you are being coach by ETPA coach Mat Tippett. Can you share with me your experience being coach by him?
    I'm currently looking for a coach and trying to get as much information as possible.

  3. Hey Anonymous,

    Yep, I lived in Melbourne, Oz (where he's based) about 18 months ago and found his 'club' through the internet and a guy called James Duncan.

    Decided I wanted to give tri a good go and signed up to his coaching.

    I was an average triathlete finishing in the middle of the pack for most local races and since I've been working with Matt, I've gone on to finish in the top 100 for one of the biggest UK Middle Distance races (The Vitruvian - 1,000+ athletes) and finished in the top 10 of many of my local races with a podium (3rd) finish in one of them...

    I've also been successful in being chosen for the Great Britain Long Distance team for the European Championships for my Age-Group too.

    An example of my results pre & post coaching are;

    Vitruvian 2008 - 5:08:30
    Vitruvian 2009 - 4:41:20 (with a PB in the swim, cycle and run)

    He's well priced and offers great advice whenever I ask!

    I've also moved back to the UK and I still use him, responds to all my mail within 24hrs and is very helpful with any queries.

    If you do choose him, be prepared to be worked very hard...but the rewards are worth it.

    Any other questions, let me know.

    Take it easy,