So it has been some time since my last blog entry. I am very happy to write that I have settled in well on my winter home of Club La Santa, Lanzarote. As many of you would have seen through my Facebook page, the weather here is great. It allows me to train unhindered and also outdoors. This for many in central/northern Europe is tough at this time of year.
(Despite a big physical demand, mentally I am relaxed and excited when looking forward)

I am currently coming to the end of a solid block of training and look forward to a slightly easier period over Christmas. Fortunately for me Club La Santa is the perfect get away for elite athletes at this time of year, which has meant I have been far from alone when out training. Helen Jenkins, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Jodie Stimpson, Kerry Lang, Vicky Holland, Timo Bracht, Daniel Unger, Stephan Vuckovic, Mario Mola, Felicity Abraham are just a few of the elite triathletes who have been based at Club La Santa.
(The consistent warmth of Lanzarote makes Club La Santa a perfect winter base)
Work under new coach Joel Filliol is great. Joel has an amazing way of communicating and connecting with his athletes and despite us being approx. 5000 km apart at this time of year the relationship and work could not be better. It now looks likely that I will remain based on Club La Santa until the end of February. I then plan to head down to the Sunshine Coast of Australia where I will meet up with Joel and the rest of the squad to prepare for my season start in Mooloolaba ITU World Cup.
Keep training hard and enjoy your Christmas.
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