Eric Blackie – Curriculum Vitae


Big E on a fell race


Name Eric Blakie
Known as Big E
Height 6’3”
Habitat Sunderland
Family Married to Dot

Daddy to Wendy, Alan (Ryton Tri ironman record holder) and Gary

Brother to Clive (Ryton Tri stalwart)

Occupation Retired businessman
Other occupation Full time triathlete and fell runner. Nutter
Achievements Completed almost 50 ironman triathlons

Qualified for ironman world championships in Kona twice

Completed Bob Graham round

Completed Joss Naylor round

Far too many age group wins in ironman and shorter races to count

Received more abuse in Ryton Tri newsletter/website than all other members combined

Usually quicker than Madders in ironman races – cast iron excuses available on rare occasions when not

Leisure interests Ventriloquism

Political correctness

Morris dancing

Ian Maddison