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Fraser the Cartmell

I’ve written plenty about my Scottish mate Fraser Cartmell who spent most the summer here training in The Bosch and will be back end November. Fraser’s had a great few months, including a successful defence of his UK 70.3 title. He’s currently back in California, and will be racing this weekend. He was pulled into a sudio and did a really great online radio interview. Its a worthy laugh.


(Fraser’s pre-race ritual)

I’ve learnt a great deal from Fraser. Perhaps you will too if you listen to the Competitor Radio :: Young Guns Interview.

But here are some of my own personal lesson’s from the great Scotsman.

Arrive at race venue without a swim cap – You’ll get to borrow a shocking pink one that makes the yawns look extra intimidating.


(Trying his best to scare with Scottish faces)

Then do a warrior dance – Something similar to the Braveheart scene where they lift their kilts to the British Army.


(Threatening with a mighty arm swing)

If all that fails, do the blue steal death stare.


This should put you in a position to brake a spoke, stop, wonder off, ask locals for a spare wheel, change, chase from behind and still win…


(Chasing after a wheel change)


(Trying to seem surprised at how close the leaders are…)

Fraser the Cartmell is doing his first Ironman in three weeks time, so I’ll keep you posted on his progress to the top.

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