Mrs Hotwire and Planchita join Team Steam as countdown to Hastings Half Marathon begins

With five days to go, Team Steam is gearing up for the Hastings Half Marathon Extreme Ironing Challenge. Two more red-hot competitors are confirmed as part of the team: London-based Planchita (left) and Manchester-based Mrs Hotwire (right). Both ironists are new to the sport, but are not content to be also-rans and add an interesting dimension to [...]


Fe, Ultraglide and Water Tank join Team Steam

You wouldn’t want to take an ironing board around a half marathon on your own would you? Thankfully, I won’t have to, as extreme ironing stalwarts Fe, Ultraglide and Water Tank have joined Mrs Steam and I in Team Steam. I’m also pleased to see the return of Cool Silk, who will join the support [...]

Mrs Steam ironing on a log

Confessions of an extreme ironing virgin

I have to be honest, I don’t much like ironing. When buying clothes, I tend to check the labels for lycra (much less likely to need pressing before wear) and I’ve never been one to put my hand up to iron my other half’s work shirts (after all, I work too and I don’t see why [...]

Mr and Mrs Steam

Never say never…

In the early ’80s Sean Connery made a dodgy James Bond comeback film called Never Say Never Again – I’m hoping my return to extreme ironing isn’t so badly received. This weekend Mrs Steam and I were filming the Team Steam promo video in Ashdown Forest with the Hot Under the Collar team. It has [...]

Mrs Steam profile

First training session with the board

Well, after almost 8 years of retirement, I’m back with an ironing board on my back. As readers of this blog will have gathered I’ve decided to dust down my iron and buy a new lightweight ironing board to take on a new challenge: extreme ironing the Hastings Half Marathon. Today was the first day [...]

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