Having the right technique is half the battle in the triathlon swim, so which one is best for triathlon and what are the key elements? Although there are several to choose from, Freestyle tends to be the triathlon swimming stroke of choice. If you watch triathlons regularly or happen to see a triathlon team training, […]
Some people will already have picked their first race because of a charity or work event, but if not, the choice of triathlon distances, format and race terrain can have a major impact on your enjoyment and how you proceed into the future. Depending on where you live, you are likely to have a lot […]
If you’re looking to get into multisport but have difficulties with one of the events, then there are a range of other options available. Triathlon The simple swim/cycle/run format is the most common race and you’ll find a large number of events with differing swims, terrains and distances to choose from Duathlon If like many […]
Perched out in the North Atlantic to the north-west of Europe, Ireland seems a million miles away from the sun-drenched triathlon Hotspots of Hawaii, Barcelona and California, but it’s home to some spectacular and dramatic triathlons. With a mix of wild and rugged coastlines, mild temperatures and clean water, Ireland is ideal for triathlons that […]
From the smallest Swedes to full-face open water swimming goggles, there is a pair to meet your requirements. But if you are racing Open water, don’t forget to take a spare! Triathlon goggles are an essential part of your swim kit and the rise in participation in open water swimming and triathlon has created a […]
Instilling the right technique is the single most important aspect of swim training programmes. You can cycle well without understanding what circular pedalling or adopting the aero position, but no matter how strong or fit you are, you can’t outrace bad technique. Rather than focussing on the complete stroke, the creation of proper technique is […]
You can’t race without one, but what’s the difference between 2 and 5mm neoprene? And do I really need hydrophobic coatings? With the possible exception of your bike, no other piece of kit needs to be as properly fitted as your wetsuit. It has to be snug enough to ensure that it only maintains a […]
Don’t for get your goggles! heres a helpful triathlon checklist for anyone packing for their first 9 or 50th) triathlon, it’s amazing how much you need to pack!
Your trainers will cover 1000 miles, so it makes sense to get the right ones! but with such a choice, what should you be looking for?
Fear can be a catalyst for a great race if managed correctly, but don’t let fear of failure become a burden, follow these tips to control your fear on race day