Monthly Archives: May 2014

Triathlon – From A Runner’s Point Of View

By Scott DeFilippis The beauty of non-drafting triathlon racing and the iron distance in particular, is  that the sport provides all different types of athletes an opportunity for success.  Triathlon generally attracts former swimmers or long distance runners but we’re also seeing ex-professional cyclists achieve great success after making the cross over.  Then you have the likes of Jordan Rapp …

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Triathlon – From A Rowers Point of View

Todd Skipworth

By Todd Skipworth I’m not usually one to write articles for anyone or anything. I was asked to write a bit on crossing over from rowing to triathlon and once I looked into the clubs history and saw that it’s really a bunch of Pirates racing triathlon and trying to inform the broader triathlon community, I  thought I oughta at …

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Hey Dude Shoes

The Buccaneer Race Team are a cynical lot (some more than others) and are hard pressed to believe in hype or claims of quicker recovery or performance benefits for little or no effort. So when we were asked to try out Hey Dude Shoes as post exercise footwear and give our thoughts the initial feeling was, well the worst that can …

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Elaine’s Monster Mojo Race Report

Monster Mojo Triathlon “Seriously, we could just do the bike in our wetsuits.” Standing in transition, Nick and I contemplated this idea for several minutes. It probably took us longer to think through the various implications because the cold was restricting blood flow to our brains. It was ridiculously windy and as a result, incredibly cold. The water was (allegedly) …

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ECF Monster Mojo – Race Report

by Nick Rose Monster Mojo Middle Distance Triathlon – 11th May Ever since I’d heard of Monster Racing through the tri talk website a few years ago I’ve wanted to do one of their races, they seem to be triathletes organizing races for triathletes, always a good mix in my book and I prefer to support the smaller race companies …

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To drill or not to drill – and if so how much?

By Julian Nagi  Recently I’ve read a whole host of swimming articles written by coaches & professional triathletes on whether there is value to be gained by doing drills in the pool. I’m sure the debates will rage on and on, without question opinions vary on the subject ranging from the believers to the non-believers and some people just stuck …

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Swimming by Numbers

by Elaine Garvican Swimming has always been by far my weakest discipline within triathlon. Although I learned to avoid drowning in a pool whilst on holiday as a child, it would be a stretch to say I ever really learned to swim. Like many, when I first took up tri, a continuous 25m length was a major milestone. I will …

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