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Turning the Rwandan wheels of development

Chrissie Wellington blogs on what sport means to her, and why she loves to see the positive impact that cycling is making in post-genocide Rwanda
11 December 2014 at 10:21

The Weekend Warrior on… pool challenges

Pathologically incapable of turning down a challenge, Brunty enters a 10km swim event
09 December 2014 at 17:10

Tri St Lucia: 220's Tim Heming takes on 'Blackbeard's Revenge'

If you can resist the rum, sun loungers and beach parties then this Caribbean cracker may be one to add to your race calendar for 2015...
29 November 2014 at 16:24

Meet our new blogger, as he prepares to go long in 2015...

Inspired by a comment in last month's 220, Andrew Keetley has decided to take on the long-distance challenge. Here's the first of his monthly blogs...
26 November 2014 at 15:41

Goose pimples and slippery conditions at the BallBuster

Veteran age-grouper Mark Kleanthous returns to the famously tough duathlon on Box Hill
24 November 2014 at 11:36

Blog: What it's like to race Kona for the first time

British age-grouper Gail Wilkinson recounts this year's race – pushes, punctures and all…
20 November 2014 at 14:42

The Weekend Warrior on… finding your best side for race pics

Brunty ponders the perils of finding your best side as you pass the event photographer
12 November 2014 at 14:00

Blog: A hot and brutal war of attrition at the European Middle Distance Champs

GB age-grouper Peter Whent races in brutal conditions in Mallorca last month – and is never so happy to cross a finish line...
05 November 2014 at 12:22  (3)

Blog: Racing's a family affair at this year’s Xterra World Champs

GB age-grouper Leanne Hier heads to Hawaii with her mum, and comes away with a fresh approach to triathlon
31 October 2014 at 11:24

Blog: Overcoming a severe bonk to post a new Ironman PB

Age-grouper John Walsh has a day to remember at Ironman Mallorca
29 October 2014 at 12:13

Blog: New 'experiences' and silver medals at Challenge Mallorca

GB age-grouper Niamh Lewis races at the European Middle Distance Champs, and finds herself challenged in more ways than one…
23 October 2014 at 14:30  (2)

Blog: Busting Ironman myths on debut in Barcelona

After making her long-distance debut at Ironman Barcelona, British pro Susie Hignett debunks some of the more popular M-dot sayings, such as 'don't drink cola'
21 October 2014 at 12:19

Blog: From hospital bed to racing Ironman Hawaii in just one month

Aussie age-grouper Tim Ballintine makes it to Kona despite a serious bike crash just weeks earlier, and discovers the importance of having a solid support crew…
20 October 2014 at 12:39

Blog: Harry Wiltshire arrives in Kona for the “big dance” – and finds it a bizarre experience

British pro says the town is a zoo full of people in compression wear, and wonders if he’ll like it more when the race is over…
08 October 2014 at 11:00

Blog: Challenge Sophie bikes the Alpine Coast to Coast

British age-grouper Sophie Radcliffe describes cycling the length of the Alps and climbing its highest mountains in one month
07 October 2014 at 11:38

Blog: Digging deep into the hurt locker at the Double Brutal Extreme

Aussie endurance athlete Luke Tyburski picks a double-Iron distance race in beautiful Snowdonia for his first triathlon – and finds it every bit as hard as he imagined
01 October 2014 at 11:37

Blog: Surf’s up at Ironman Wales

Triathlon coach Mark Kleanthous goes in search of a big challenge for his 37th Ironman race – and gets some massive waves
30 September 2014 at 10:37  (1)

Blog: Iran’s first female triathlete goes from frustration to smiles at this year’s WTS Grand Final

After a long and nerve-wracking wait, Shirin Gerami finally gets permission to race in Edmonton – and comes away beaming
29 September 2014 at 12:24

Blog: Island hopping to World’s End at Xterra Swimrun Norway

British age-groupers Patricia Richardson and Naomi Shinkins encounter mild hypothermia and serious fatigue on a spectacular journey across 20 Nordic islands
26 September 2014 at 12:35

Blog: Racing with the big girls in Mont Tremblant

British pro Susie Hignett finds herself in at the deep end at her first Ironman 70.3 Worlds
26 September 2014 at 10:12