Participant’s limits were certainly tested on Sunday. Chris braved the Prudential Ride 100 together with more than 20,000 other cyclists, making it the biggest cycling sportive which has ever been held in the UK. Continue reading
Eight months of preparation since we signed up to the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2014. Now let’s be honest, none of us were truly dedicated to our training until a few months before the triathlon. I’d say that we all started training properly for it around May-time, that’s when I started training regularly and that’s when the vibe around the office started becoming quite competitive.
In the weeks leading up to the Triathlon, we would take it in turns to train together, whether it was going for a long cycle to Box Hill or do a Triathlon trial to check our progress.
The Day of the Triathlon
We got to the ExCel Centre for 13:00, which would give us enough time to get ourselves organised before our race times – Isabelle at 15:10 and the boys, Chris, Simon and Martyn at 15:50.
Chris and Simon were no newbies to the Triathlon, unlike Martyn and I, but they were nice enough to explain to us how the course and how the transitions worked. We then proceeded to take our places to begin the triathlon.
Crossing that finish line is an exhilarating feeling. Our times were as follows:
So far, we have managed to raise £2,543.83 for the Alzheimer’s Society, which is absolutely great effort from everyone but we still have a long way to go before reaching our target. So any more donations to the Alzheimers Society are very welcome on our JustGiving page.
It’s that incredible time of year again, the Microsoft World Partner Conference and this year I had the honour of standing on stage to talk about TechQuarters and our Microsoft Azure Journey in front of two sets of 300 people in Washington D.C. Continue reading
The TechQuarters employees are training hard for the Virgin Active Triathlon that will be taking place on August 2nd 2014, and Chris has certainly put the bar pretty high after the weekend. Continue reading
Chris and Alex attended the first UK Partner Conference on Monday 25th November 2013. Previous to this, on Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming Chris Rothwell to our headquarters who is the Channel Development Group Manager, Small and Medium Business for Microsoft. He came in for a partner meeting to discuss the TechQuarters strategy and how we fit into the Microsoft vision. Continue reading
Chris is on his second trip to the States this year. This time however, he is there for pleasure rather than work. His first day in San Francisco was, well.. a learning experience…
It was the Microsoft celebration of the British Lions tour win in Australia this year. Britain has won five times since it started in the last 100 odd years. Microsoft is the Official Technology Provider for the British and Irish Lions Tour in 2013. Continue reading
Chris took part in the Great London Swim tomorrow, Saturday 31st of August, where he swam 1 mile at 11:00 in the morning. It took place at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre at Millwall Dock. Continue reading
The time finally arrived for Chris and Simon to do the Virgin Active Triathlon. They had been training for months and their time to shine was finally here. Chris started his swim, cycle and running competition at 07:30 on Sunday the 28th of July, and Simon at 08:00 in the morning. Continue reading
As if the Triathlon next weekend wasn’t enough for Chris. This weekend he took part in the 2.25 miles Hampton Court Swim, where he swam from Hampton Court Palace through to Kingston Bridge. He managed to complete his swim in just 60 minutes and 14 seconds, arriving 105th out of 1100 participants! Not bad for someone who started training two months ago. Continue reading