Tin man 2 Iron Man 2014

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And so the quest begins...

You may have seen this guy running the Cardiff half marathon this year:

He goes by the name of Jeff and the crazy man under him is Nicky Young. A devoted surfer, veteran Crossfitter and general fitness nut, he is on a mission to complete his first iron man in 2014. 

We are going to be following his journey, which started in late 2013, through the highs and the lows and what experiences he faces during this grueling adventure. 

even if you have no interest in fitness or iron man training, it is well worth a read as he is probably one of the funniest guys around. I think his first blog entry below, will sum up the tone going forward.  

Follow his story on our blog and over at https://tinman2ironman2014.wordpress.com


My first ever blog

Dear Diary…. is that how it starts?

Welcome to the blog, I am a bit unsure how to start so following my life mantra ‘when unsure of things always refer to the Fresh Prince’ ahem….

Now this is the blog all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there
I will tell you about how I wanted to be like those strong men in lycra who lack leg hair! 

In da ghetto of Cardiff born and raised
In mother ocean where I spent most of my days
Catching waves, surfing, getting slapped by seals wasn’t cool
And all wearing fancy dress costumes running races outside of the school
When a couple of guys, they were up to no good
Suggested doing a half Iron man in da North Wales, Bala hood
I got in one little Iron man on a mountain bike and I got the bug

I said to myself “You’re entering the full Iron man with your Saal and Dudz in Tenby”

I whistled for a coach and when he came near the
Dude introduced himself as ‘Sensay’, he had a dodgy tash and obviously had no access to a mirror
If anything I could say that this coach was rare
But I thought nah, forget it, he can teach me to swim in Aberdare!

I signed up to the event with about 12 months to spare
And I yelled to my understanding wife “Yo, any free time smell you later!”
Looked at my challenge I was a long way from there
I can hardly swim, run or ride, I do apologise gooch for the imminent tear! 


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