Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

- T.S. Eliot -

A year in review

I love December. Largely because of Sports Personality of the Year and all of the review TV programs / newspaper articles. In dedication to those fine pieces of journalism, here is my review of my year;

MK Half Marathon – Wet, actually very wet and very cold. 458th, 1:37:48.
Silverstone Half Marathon – Hot, very hot, bit boring, suffered big time. 411th, 1:40:22
Bedford Harriers, Oakley 20 – Nice, cool. 154th, 2:31:40
Flitwick 10k – 126th, 43:47
MK Marathon – Cold, wet, wet and cold. Everything went wrong. 831st, 3:56:15
Etape Caledonia (bike) – Windy, great weekend! 5:17:38
Sleepless in the Saddle (bike) – Muddy abandonment after 4 laps.
South Downs Way (bike) – Awesome weekend, lovely warm weather. 4th, approx. 10 hours
Box End mid-week Tri – First tri for years, hot. 16th, 1:05:03
Box End Autumn Duathlon – Cold, felt good! 3rd, 1:14:57
Three Counties XC, Race 1 – First XC since school, hard but good. 82nd
Three Counties XC, Race 2 – Second XC since school, muddy but good. 101st
Mo Running 10k – Good fun, nice route. 10th, 42:16
Bedford Harriers Half Marathon – 159th, 1:30:02, great event, PB, very happy.
Three Counties XC, Race 4 – Brilliant. 78th

The numbers
Number of Training sessions: 283
Total distance covered: 2995 miles
Total time: 283 hrs
Average speed: 10.6mph
Calories: 310,000

Bike sessions:126
Bike distance: 2000 miles
Bike time: 148 hrs
Average Speed: 13.6mph

Run sessions: 150
Run distance: 909 miles
Run time: 124 hours
Average Speed: 7.3mph

Swim sessions: 6
Swim distance: 5 miles
Swim time: 2 hrs 45 mins
Average speed: 1.7mph