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Global Triathlon Network

Posted By Mark Threlfall / August, 10, 2017 / 0 comments

I’m really excited to announce a new chapter in my triathlon career; presenting for the Global Triathlon Network. In case you’re wondering, it is the sister channel of Global Cycling Network and Global Mountain Bike Network. We plan to bring you everything and anything triathlon related, but please drop me a message if there is…

Season rejig

Posted By Mark Threlfall / March, 13, 2017 / 0 comments

I recently explained how I was more prone to illness than injury in a blog for a sponsor’s website. I spoke too soon! I neglected some tightness in my back leading in to South Africa 70.3, and the race just tipped it over the edge. I’m not entirely sure what I would call the injury,…

Ironman 70.3 South Africa

Posted By Mark Threlfall / February, 7, 2017 / 0 comments

Entering a race in January, always seems like a good idea, but come Christmas time I thoroughly regret it. My family and friends are being merry, whilst I watch what I eat and drink. With South Africa consistently breaking 30 degrees celcius, I head out a couple of weeks before the race to prepare and…

Ironman 70.3 Weymouth

Posted By Mark Threlfall / September, 15, 2016 / 0 comments

I could easily have come away from the weekend disappointed. 4th place, first loser! In fact, I was far from it. Prior┬áto the race I discussed the plan of attack with my coach, Matt Bottrill. It was to go for the win, or to die trying. Unfortunately it was the later, but I certainly put…

Ironman 70.3 Dublin

Posted By Mark Threlfall / August, 15, 2016 / 1 comments

The short of it is that I had another ‘classic Mark’ race. This season has been a bit frustrating in that I am in the best shape I’ve ever been in, but I keep having some sort of issue in a race! Harry Wiltshire and myself made sure we kept the pace high in the…

Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire

Posted By Mark Threlfall / June, 14, 2016 / 0 comments

After a couple of hilly races to start the season, I was looking forward to the rolling course of Staffordshire. I recce’d it a week prior and it was fast with a few short sharp climbs. I made a break in the swim with Harry Wiltshire and Peter Kerr. We exit the water with a…

The ‘Magic 3’

Posted By Mark Threlfall / May, 24, 2016 / 0 comments

This weekend I raced Ironman 70.3 Barcelona. It was a mixed bag… I raced well, but then ran in to a bit of trouble on the run leg. One trip to the toilet on the morning of a race just isn’t enough. Some how our bodies seem to know it’s race time and we need…

Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

Posted By Mark Threlfall / May, 12, 2016 / 0 comments

When athletes go quiet it often means things aren’t going too well. My last post was back in January after South Africa 70.3, and you’re lucky to have got a tweet per month from me in that time! Things aren’t going badly though, in fact I’ve just been busy. After a year out, South Africa…

Ironman 70.3 South Africa 2016

Posted By Mark Threlfall / February, 3, 2016 / 0 comments

It’s no secret; I have a pretty poor health record as an athlete. Rather than limping along for another year, I took last season off. I recharged my batteries with the plan to come back in 2016…and that I have. Last weekend I raced Ironman 70.3 South Africa. It wasn’t super fast, but it was…

JOGLE

Posted By Mark Threlfall / September, 22, 2015 / 0 comments

I’m working my way through my bucket list at a rate of knots at the moment. I ticked off Otillo three weeks ago, and now I can do the same for cycling End to End. I could bore you with two weeks worth of stories that I think are hilarious, but you probably won’t. Cassie…