About Iain

11665588_10153374690973162_6086519848684684514_nThe first Triathlon I ever did was the 2009 Edinburgh New Years Day triathlon.

I didn’t know what I was doing. It was the first time I had swum since school so I kept my head above the water and swam breast stoke.

I stopped after the swim to use the hair-dryer! I blame my mum as she said never go outside with wet hair or I’ll catch a cold

I did the bike section on a mountain bike which broke on lap 2. None of which mattered as I was very hungover after drinking until 4am the night before so I could barely bike/run!

I eventually finished 3rd last.

Since then I’ve improved. I can now do the front crawl, I have a road bike and  I’ve stopped drinking before races…sorry I meant I’ve stopped drinking as much before races. A pints fine? right?

I’ve wanted to do Norseman for years, ever since viewing a video of the iconic ferry start. The irony of this is that Andrew had never heard of it until Xmas yet he’s the one who secured an entry!

I’m not interested in being the fastest or the best. I’m not on a “ironman journey” and there will be no emotional revelation at the end! Doing events keeps me fit and healthy and means nothing else to me so you won’t find expert advice here.

Hopefully this will cover the interesting things that happen on the way to the event and if we make it to the end it will be a bonus!

RACES

2017

Run

Kirkintilloch 12.5K – 12th Feb – 59:55

Alloa Half Marathon – 23 March – 1:46:02

Balfron 10k – 23 April – 47:35

Helensburgh 10k – May 3rd – 44:17

Loch Leven Half Marathon – May 13th – 1:45:23

Antonine Trail Race – May 17th –  00:53:42

Shettleston 10k – May 28h – 00:45:10

Bike

The Dirty Reiver – 8th May – 04:31:42

Caledonian Etape – 20th May – 04:22:13

Triathlon

Stirling Duathalon – 26th March – 02:45:11

Swim

2016

Run

Nigel Barge 10k – Sunday 27th January – 46:22

Kirkintilloch 12.5KM – 14th February – 01:03:01

Balloch Half Marathon – 15th March – 01:45:41

Alloa Half Marathon – 22 March – 01:40:58

Balfron 10k – 22 April – 44:59

Stornoway Half Marathon – 29th May – 01:44:59

Seven Hills Race – 27th June – 2:37:43

Wales Half Marathon – 11th July – 01:52:55

Sportive

Caledonian Etape (81 Miles) – Sunday 8th May – 04:31:42

Radar Race – Sunday 22nd May – 04:10:20

Wales Sportive (66Mile) – 10 July – 04:20:00

Triathlon

Stirling Triathalon – 5th June – 1:20:02

Chester Triathalon – 12th June – 2:37:35

Hebridean Triathalon -30th July 2016 – 2:58:40

Swim

Great Wales Swim (3.8KM) – 8th July  – 01:24:12

2015

Run

Grangemouth “Round The Houses” 10k – Sunday 12th April – 45:05:00

Brian Goodwin 10k – Friday 19th june – 44:07:00

Barrathon – Saturday 23rd June – 01:48:56

Bella Belter 10k – Friday 7th August – 47:00:00

Great Scottish Run – Sunday 4th October – 01:44:40

Sportive

Caledonian Etape (81 Miles) – Sunday 10th May – 04:44:10

Swim

The Great Scottish Swim – Saturday 23rd August – 00:36:30

Triathlon

Stirling Triathalon – 7th June – 1:24:49

Iron Man Uk – 19th July – 14:45:50

2014

Run

Balloch To Clydebank (13.1 Miles) – Sunday 9th March – 01:39:10

Alloa Half Marathon – Sunday 16th March – 01:40:58

Bella Belter (10k) – Friday 15th August – 00:44:45

Great Scottish Run 10k – Sunday 5th October – 00:44:23

Jimmy Irvine Bella 1ok – Saturday 8th October – 00:44.59

Triathlon

Bishopbriggs Sprint Triathalon – 4th May 2014 – 1:26:47

Strathclyde Triathalon – 18th May 2014 – 2:57:05

Stirling Triathalon – 1st June 2014 – 1:24:50

Chester Triathalon – 8th June 2014 – 02:48:44

Challenge Weymouth – Sunday 13th September – 06:10

Sportive

Caledonian Etape (81 Miles) – Sunday 11th May – 04:35:10

Cairngorm Challenge (50 mile) – 14th June – 03:17:52

Swim

The Great Scottish Swim – Saturday 23rd August – 00:37:47

2013

Triathlon

Challenge Henley (70.3 Miles) – Sunday 8th September –  07:00:45

Sportive

L’etape Du Tour (81 Miles) – Sunday 7th July – 07:56:49 (04:41:10 climbing)
Rober Millar Sportive (50 miles) – Saturday 22nd June – 02:59:39
Cairngorm Classics (100 miles) – Saturday 15th June – 06:23:39
Caledonian Etape (81 Miles) – Sunday 12th May – 04:50:10

Run

Balloch To Clydebank (13.1 Miles) – Sunday 14th April – 01:47:51

The Great Scottish Run (13.1 Miles) – Sunday 6th October – 01:43:20

Jimmy Irvine Bella 1ok – Saturday 9th October – 00:43.20

Swim

The Big Elie Swim (1/2 mile) – Saturday 3rd August – not timed
The Great Scottish Swim – Saturday 24th August – 00:47:00

2012

Sportive

L’etape Du Tour (125 Miles) – Sunday 14th July – DNF
Cairngorm Classics (50 miles) – Saturday 2nd June – 03:16:46
Trossachs Ton (100 miles) – June – 07:08:12
Skye Sportive(48 miles) – Saturday 26th May – 03:03:53

Run

Tinto Hill Race – November – 00:59:00
East Neuk (10k) – Sep – 00:47:08

2011

Sportive

Caledonian Etape (81 Miles) – Sunday 12th May – 05:30:59

Run

Glasgow 10km – September – 00:46:01
Bellahouston 10km – June – 00:43:45
Kirkintilloch 10km – 20th June 00:45:30
Polaroid Eyewear Series 2011: Helensburgh 10K – Thursday 19th May – 00:47:05
Polaroid Eyewear Series 2011: Dumbarton 10K – Thursday 2nd June – 0:51:19
Polaroid Eyewear Series 2011: Vale of Leven – Sunday 12th June – 0:45:51
Garscube 10k – April – 00:45:03
Balloch To Clydebank (13.1 Miles) – April – 01:51:00

2010

Sportive

Skinny Tweed (50 mile) – 25th July – N/A

Bealach Beag – 8 hours (I think)

Run

Stornoway Half Marathon – 4th May – 01:51:18
Chris Hoy Edinburgh Half Marathon 2010, Sunday 18th April, 2010 – 01:49:52

2009

Triathlon

Edinburgh New Years Day Triathalon

Walk

Caledonian Challenge – 15 June 2009 – 23:58:00

Run

Loch Leven Half Marathon(backwards) – May – ??
Angus Half Marathon – May – ??
Balloch To Clydebank (13.1 Miles) – April – ??

2008

Run

Calanais Stones Marathon – July – 04:33:54

Seven Hills Race – June – 02.43.58
Dunfermline City Half Marathon – Sunday 11th May – 01:46:15
Loch Leven Half Marathon – Sunday 18th May – 01:44:15
Tokyo marathon – February – ??
Balloch To Clydebank (13.1 Miles) – April – ??

2007

Bike

Bealach Beag Race (DNF)

2006

Run

Edinburgh 10k

2005

Run

Stornoway Half Marathon – 29h May – 01:54:36
Edinburgh 10k

Adventure race

Rat Race

2004

Adventure Race

Seven Hills Race
Tough Guy

2003

Run

Edinburgh Marathon (ran the 1st half) – May – DNF

2002

Run

Stornoway Half Marathon – 4th May – 01:46:19
Harris Half Marathon – June – 1:57:20

Pre 2000

Run

Glasgow Half Marathon x 2
East Kilbride Half Marathon