Going ‘full gas’ and having a blast!

Team athlete Claire Shea-Simonds reports on Ironman Austria… “I set myself a pretty lofty target for Ironman Austria, one that sat very much on the periphery of my (limited) talent but one that with hard work, some prevailing luck and self-belief, was...

Getting comfortable with uncomfortable…

Team athlete Claire Shea-Simonds brings us up to speed with her season so far as she looks forward to Ironman Austria in just over a week… “My early season has all been geared towards this year’s first big goal, IM Austria (just over a week away at time of...

The Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon

Duncan Shea-Simonds reports… “I’d earmarked this event as offering something a little different and a chance to experience the type of terrain I’m likely to experience in my SwimRun race later in the year. With Claire racing the Outlaw Half the...

Haseeb Ahmad takes on the Avenger

This weekend team paratriathlete Haseeb Ahmad teamed up with guide Duncan Shea-Simonds to take on the Avenger Middle Distance Triathlon.  Later this year the boys are planning to take on the WORLD RECORD for a blind athlete over the Ironman Distance.  Haseeb reports...

Duncan and Claire Shea-Simonds get the party started…

The weekend of 10th April, saw Claire and I open our tri account for 2016 at the challenging Halesowen sprint triathlon. We traveled with ace elite para-triathlete Clare Cunningham who was using the race as a sharpener ahead of some key selection races for Rio 2016....

Duncan Shea-Simonds

Zone 3 Align Wetsuit Review Assessing kit – be it a bike, trainers or wetsuit can be a tricky business. With so many variables to skew objective opinion. With my swimming though, I actually have a very helpful barometer of my performance and that is my wife Claire....

Claire Shea-Simonds

Winter miles and plenty of smiles   Just recently I’ve put a lot of miles in and had a lot of reasons to smile… My first reason to smile this winter is the recent confirmation that Racetime Events team boss Johnny has decided to put up with me for another year...

Claire Shea-Simonds

Once bitten and a “twice” try! This has been a difficult blog to write, it was supposed to be a simple ‘round up’ of the year but as I reflected on my season, the reflective process forced me to look a little deeper at my season and do some rather deeper self...

Duncan Shea-Simonds

Road to Kona… Take two… Wow – what a ride! This season I mean….   It doesn’t seem all that long ago I was sat, stewing in my own juice, typing up a blog post, having failed to reach my goal of Kona qualification by the end of 2013.   It was a...