Hello. My name is Neil and I’m an idiot. I’ve known this for a long time, but had it confirmed recently when I rather foolishly signed up to an Ironman distance triathlon event in July 2012.

This is foolish for several reasons, I’ll try and list a couple:

  1. I just did the London marathon and it was horrible
  2. I dont have a bike and have done very little road bike riding
  3. I’m not that great at swimming
  4. I do a lot of other things and I really don’t have time for this!

However, I do like a challenge and I’ve wanted to try this for a while. I’m writing this blog to keep track of my training, to find other outlaw and IronmanUK people and so that one day, when I’ve done it, I can look back and remember how how feel now. Worried, unfit and bikeless. Ho hum, best get my running shoes on!