This Sunday’s Triathlon Show at the Excel in London gives all aspiring Ironmen and women the chance to meet Hollie’s Road to Kona author, Hollie Cradduck.


Hollie will be chatting and signing books at the event, so please do come along and say hello!


No matter what level of running, cycling and swimming you’re at – regular, beginner or dreamer – Hollie’s story might just give you the inspiration to take it to the next level.


Look out for Hollie at The Triathlon Show London at the Excel in London on Sunday 14th February from 9am-5pm at stall LT327.


Follow Hollie’s Road to Kona – a brutally honest diary of her Ironman journey – from starting out privately thinking her dream may be impossible, then growing in strength and belief to finally achieve her athletic goal, successfully creating a legacy for her niece.

  • Inspirational not only to athletes involved in triathlon but also those who aspire to complete an Ironman – if you believe it, you can achieve it.
  • How to train for an enormous physical task with restricted time and energy – in Hollie’s case, working shifts within the busy and pressurised studios of Sky News.
  • Hollie’s passion for the sport of Ironman is ever evident. Her account of the event in Kona, Hawaii, not only describes the beauty of the island but builds in a history of the sport.
  • The book approaches with disarming honesty Hollie’s lifelong battle with her weight, together with the ‘taboo’ subject of grief and the loneliness that accompanies it.
  • Hollie suffered many comments along her journey for not looking ‘right’, even after qualification for Kona. She reveals the extreme measures she has taken to try to resolve her self-loathing. Slowly she is on the way to body confidence and appreciating what her body has achieved.
  • Hollie’s Road comprises a study of the link between depression and sport. With her own battles, Hollie accounts that she owes her life to sport and triathlon.
  • Hollie continues to create a legacy for Rosie, raising awareness and funds for SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). A proceed of every book sale will go to SUDEP Action.


Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Hollie's Road to Kona: A Young Woman's Ironman Mission.