About Me

Welcome to Paddle Paddle Pace, a blog celebrating all things triathlon!

Formerly known as Lucy Lunges, I’ve recently renamed my blog to reflect my love of swimming, cycling and running. I started out my fitness journey as a gym bunny but it developed into an obsession with endurance sport! After taking the plunge into multi-sport in 2014, I’ve never looked back. Triathlon allows me to challenge myself, push my limits and get outside of my comfort zone. I’ve completed several Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and now I can call myself a half-ironman after finishing my first 70.3. I’m a proud member of Havering Tri– probably the best triathlon club in the UK!

I wasn’t always into endurance sport, I’ve tried a lot of different activities along my fitness journey whilst losing over 75lbs. Check out my posts on my weight loss journey and how I got fit.

My day job is also in fitness- I manage a hot yoga and indoor cycling studio.

My big challenge for 2017 is to swim the Solent. I’ll be taking on the stretch of water which separates the Isle of Wight from mainland UK on 2nd September. I’m raising money for Aspire, a charity who support people paralysed by spinal cord injury- you can make a donation here.

I’m an ambassador for Women for Tri- a scheme set up by Ironman to champion the participation of women in the sport of triathlon. I’ve also recently partnered with Active Essex as one of their This Girl Can Essex ambassadors. My blog also won the My Protein Fitness Blogger Awards in the Best Running Blog category.

In addition to my blog, I also write for Triathlon England: London Region, you can read some of my articles here:

The Transplant Triathlete: How one man went from Illness to Ironman– Triathlon England- November 2016
Club Focus: London Fields Triathlon Club– Triathlon England- April 2016
Susie Chan sets new treadmill world record– Triathlon England- March 2016
Blind Athlete complete triathlon alongside Guide- Triathlon England- February 2016
Club Focus: CAMA Racing Team– Triathlon England- January 2016
Addict to Ironman– Triathlon England- December 2015
Train and race with Daley Thompson– Triathlon England- October 2015
Club Focus: Tri London– Triathlon England- October 2015
Club Focus: Clapham Chasers– Triathlon England- September 2015
Transform your running with Kinetic Revolution- Triathlon England- September 2015
Club Focus: Willesden Triathlon Club– Triathlon England- August 2015
Club Focus: Havering Tri- Triathlon England– Triathlon England-August 2015
Club Focus: The Mornington Chasers– Triathlon England- July 2015
The Road to Kona: Training and Racing Together– Triathlon England- July 2015
Behind the Scenes at the Vitality World Triathlon London– Triathlon England- June 2015
Imagine your whole club in it’s own start wave– Triathlon England- June 2015
London’s Best Cycling Studios for Triathletes– Triathlon England- May 2015
Meet London based triathlete Marton Cseik– Triathlon England- April 2015

 

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