Month: March 2020

Five of the world’s most amazing outdoor pools

We can but dream…add these to your triathlon outdoor swimming wish list… The San Alfonso del Mar, Chile This private water resort in Chile is 1km long, still quite a few laps for an Ironman distance swim but we wouldn’t complain! Kolej Yayasan Saad (KYS) international School, Malaysia This has got to be the most amazing lap pool over at over 3km per length. Bit of a pain if your coach has given you a kicking drill for one length, eh? Chamonix, Mont- Blanc, France Chamonix, our hearts like in this gorgeous mountain town in the Alps where we hold

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11 life positive tips for getting through Covid-19

Feeling anxious and out of control due to the corona pandemic? Katherine O’Hara, 43, life coach, mum of two and former professional Ironman athlete, gives her tips on how to survive the uncertainty positively Having never experienced a pandemic like the Corona virus in my lifetime, all I know is that, much like an endurance event we are going to have to pace ourselves and break it down into steps that we know that we can achieve. The only difference is, we do not know where the finish line will be and that line keeps moving. The challenge is different

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Julie Carter, has now been running for over 1500 days without a break

How does a running addict survive Covid-19 in France?

Bad enough not to be able to run, when you’ve been on a running streak for five years. Here, Julie Carter, tells us how she is coping with the restrictions lockdown in France. As told to Saffi Leigh. How does a run addict survive COVID-19?? My name is Julie, and I’m an addict… A running addict. If someone had approached me and told me that I had an addiction, I would have laughed in their face. Me an addict? Don’t be silly. Like every addict I was still in the self-denial phase. It has taken COVID-19 to make me wake

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Create your own at home gym

As increasing numbers of us are forced to work from home or self-isolate, here’s our pick of the best gear to create your own at home gym for under £50. Join us for our online workouts via Facebook or Instagram stories Suspension Trainers This is a great piece of kit, which you can use for an all over body workout, both for strength and aerobic workouts. You will need to attach it, whether you insert a metal hoop in a wall or doorframe, or use a tree in the garden. But it is worth it. Use it for pull ups

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NEWS RELEASE – Championing female endurance coaches and experts

Nowadays, there are increasing numbers of women who are entering the world of coaching within running, swim run, and triathlon. Yet their voices and experience are still in the minority. Girls Run the World are set to change this Over the last decade, the number of recreational female athletes participating in endurance events such as marathons, ultra marathons, swim run and triathlon has exploded. And with that, the number of female coaches in these areas is slowly growing. Yet female coaching voices are still in the minority. And those that are working within the business are rarely heard. Media outlets

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How to keep strong and motivated during Covid-19

With events being cancelled and talk of gym closures, it can be easy to lose perspective. Here’s our guide to staying strong, mentally and physically with online training options during the coming weeks and months of uncertainty Change your target event From London to Paris, Manchester to Madrid, the big name road races have all been cancelled, along with many Ironman 70.3 races. We’re sure more will follow suit, but that doesn’t mean you have to panic. We all like to have goals to keep ourselves motivated, and we’ve been working hard with our remote clients across the UK and

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We celebrate the women who inspire us

On this International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the trail blazers across running and triathlon, and pledge to work towards bringing gender parity in race participation and coaching In 1967, Katherine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Her coach at that time said women were ‘too fragile’ to run marathons, while a race official tried to bundle her off the course. Katherine not only finished the race, but many more subsequent races and paved the way for many other women to compete too. Katherine has since set up 261 Fearless to encourage more women in running.

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How do you cope with being injured?

It’s about this time in the Spring marathon season that injuries start cropping up. How do you manage it and what can you do to keep physically and mentally fit? Injuries inevitably happen when you are training. However, research has shown that factors including: a sudden increase in volume without a gradual progression, the wrong shoes, and a lack of strength training can all increase your risk of injury. All of these things tend to come to the fore in March, during the Spring season. You get so far. But then add volume too quickly and your calf muscles or

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