The Triathlon Squad

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Tim and Caitlin present me with come essential reading.

I think it is now safe to say that Team Ultimate Olympian for the London Triathlon in 2005 has increased in number by 100%. Swiss Toni has officially declared his intention to enter the event, bringing the number of us now doing it to raise money for Sobell House to… well… two.

The picture above was taken at my 30th birthday party last weekend - huge thanks to everyone who came, and especially to those who came bearing Olympic gifts and handfuls of sponsorship money for Sobell House. My mother, fuelled no doubt by her seemingly endless supply of cooking sherry, produced a fabulous collage of my sporting prowess. I’m not sure the picture below will be quite of a high enough standard to give you the full effect – at least, I hope it won’t – but I’ll post it anyway.

Nothing to see here... move along!

I have been somewhat lax in my training (for want of a better word) in January, but I’ve been inspired by the encouragement of my family and friends (not to mention the frightening thought of having to do an Olympic distance triathlon in a little over seven months) to get back at it with renewed vigour. I have a course of antibiotics to complete for an eye infection, but as soon as that’s done, I’m going to hit the swimming pool and running track with a vengeance.


Eddie I said...


You're a good looking fella in a monkey suit !

Eddie Izzard

John said...

You ought to see me in my Rhino costume...