Tag Archives: triathlon

Triathlon Vitoria-Gasteiz 2015 – Half IM

I don’t tend to write race reports on half distance races as they are never really the ‘A’ race of the season but this one was a little different. I was covering the race on behalf of Triathlete Europe but also racing to check it out from a competitor’s perspective. I love to travel to races but have never raced …

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THERE ARE RULES IN TRIATHLON?? (PART 2)

Following on from the last article, in this one I’d like to cover a few of the rules that seem to cause confusion, and try to explain what they’re all about as it’s not always clear why they’re in the rulebook. This is not an exhaustive look at the rules by any means and for instance doesn’t cover any of …

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Interview with Lucy Gossage

Lucy Gossage is “the smiley one”. This year she’s had plenty to smile about, even if the enormous grin she wears whilst racing isn’t simply because she’s doing what she loves. A win at Ironman Wales 2013 opened up her 2014 KPR account, which she further bolstered with second in South Africa and another win in Lanzarote, securing her place …

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Ironman Copenhagen 2014 Race report

The thought of doing an Ironman doesn’t enter the world of most sane people. For me, it’s a test of endurance that has me gripped and challenges every inch of me every time I attempt it. So just to challenge myself once more, in fact for the 15th time, I settled on Ironman Copenhagen. Billed as a fast course, the race …

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Brett Sutton – What irritates me the most

I was asked to write an article that will have practical use, for keen Age Groupers who want to improve. So I thought, let’s start at the very beginning, as the biggest myth is with the swim. I have always campaigned that the teaching of non-swimmers to ‘feel’ the water is the biggest hindrance to full triathlon improvement. We view triathlon …

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Mentally Attacking Kona

Mental toughness

Whether you’ve qualified or trying to qualify for the Big Island upping your mental game can add a huge advantage to your performance. Since most of the readers here are Ironman enthusiasts each of you will no doubt be very driven and motivate individuals that aren’t ones to shy away from long miles or hard training. But, have you ever …

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Race For Free!

Just a quick note to say that with the help of  Triathlete Europe magazine we’re giving away (where we can) free triathlon race entries to races in the UK and Europe from September until the end of the year . All we ask is that in return you produce a quick race report straight after the event to be put …

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Low carb vs. high carb diets for athletes

low carb diet for athletes

Many thanks to Anita for agreeing to publish this blog post the site. It’s certainly a red-hot topic in triathlon just now and the following I believe is some sound advice. Anita Bean RNutr is an award-winning registered nutritionist (Sports & Exercise), an accomplished sportsperson and author of more than 20 books on nutrition, including The Complete Guide to Sports …

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In search of free speed

The Team would like to thank John for his contribution to the site – when it comes to talking aerodynamics for triathlon John is the man! When you go to the store to shop, which isle do you go down to get some “free speed”? That question about free speed is one of the most commonly asked one out there. …

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Coaching Age Groupers

The following is from Scott DeFilippis – he’s coached Gary for 3+ years and recently he’s taken on Adam on his quest to qualify for the big dance. We asked him for his perspective on coaching age groupers… I’ve been training age group athletes now for 3 years.  I’ve worked with athletes that simply wanted to complete an Iron Distance …

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