Shay McGreal

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03/10/2017 at 10:39

I have very recently started training for my first tri and as part of that I am giving up alcohol. My negative relationship with alcohol was more mental than physical but the added motivation of having to do a 5k run hungover is making the transition a lot easier. People who have issues with substances need to substitute (me included) as they often have addictive personalities to start. 

Past the physiological benefits of training, the mental high I get from it is really pushing me through.

My bigger barrier is food ... I am using Tri as a way to overcome this addiction more than anything. 

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21/06/2017 at 13:54

HI Matthew, 

This is amazing thank you! 

I will start to try and building something similar and see how it goes. 

Massive congrats on your progress as well! Thats incredible. 



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21/06/2017 at 13:10

Hi Mathew, 


Thank you for the amazing reply! 

Yeah I would have to admit the 10k was a stretch ha!I think there is a park run near me so I might take this up. I will have to research a tri-club as Hull isn't that big of a place, but maybe.

York sounds perfect! I am about an hour away and getting the fiance there for some shopping will be an easy sell!

Thank you again. I am still unsure where to start with training, I found a couple on here but nothign for an uber-beginner. 



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21/06/2017 at 11:24

Hi Everyone, 

This is my first post. I have recently completed my first 10k and in fact my first official event. A year ago I weighed over 20 stone and I am now down to 16 stone so the 10k was to prove to myself I could, which I did. 

Hungry for more I have now decided I am going to finish a super sprint Tri this time next year for Charity. 

I am strong on a bike but a weak runner and very average swimmer. Does anyone have any advice for training and also what UK events would be a good start? 

I currently live in Hull / Yorkshire. 





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Weight loss journey has inspired me to do more. 

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