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First Time Triathlon

This year I can add another achievement to my list (and growing pile of medals in the cupboard). I completed my first full distance triathlon, wrapping up the OSIM Singapore Triathlon in 3hr 13mins. Despite reservations of donning a one piece tri-suit and exposing all manner of wobbly bits to the public, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The timing was far better than I had anticipated, and I hope to attempt it again. Thanks to Matt for the photos on Facebook, no thanks to Matt for saying my cycling skills resembled a trip to the shops (although he is possibly more accurate […]

Taipei, Tokyo, Thailand and a Triathlon in Ten Days

Apart from not being able to resist the alliteration, worth a quick post about the last few days manic travel! I have been in Taipei again for work, the north Asian summer is in full swing along with the high humidity, low visibility and muggy feeling it brings. Perfect time to be dashing around between meetings in a suit! Nevertheless I managed to get a quick visit in to Din Tai Fung for some dumplings which are amazing! Din Tai Fung’s famous pork dumplings, or Xiao Long Bao. Crowds waiting their turn at the original restaurant that gave birth to […]