Author: Elsa Smith

Three Bike Handling Drills to Build Confidence

Feel a bit unsteady or unsure about cycling on the roads or in cleats? Try these drills to help you improve your bike handling and riding in cleats ‘My best bit of advice about road cycling is to start wearing cleats as soon as possible,’ says GRTW founder, Rachael Woolston. ‘The sooner you’re in cleats, the more used you will get to them, and they will give you greater control and confidence.’ For more triathlon news, info and resources, join our Girls Tri the World community

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On International Woman’s Day 2022, Girls Run the World announce the launch of their new podcast series Break the Bias. Focusing on women who address gender bias in participation and performance, sports science, coaching and more Glance around the start lines of most running races and it is clear that more women than ever are taking part in races. The percentage of marathon runners made up by women has risen dramatically, going from 20 percent in 1986 to a little over 50 percent in 2018  according to research from Run Repeat and the International Association of Athletics Federation. And as

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Women’s Trail Running Programmes

Get stronger and explore awesome landscapes with our event-focused online women’s trail running training programmes for 2022 Over the last two years, Girls Run the World have been on a mission to boost women’s participation and performance in trail running. From trail running and yoga retreats, to virtual events, and women’s trail running training programmes and strength, we have helped to build confidence, strength, speed and connected women around the globe. For 2022, we are on building this with two event specific women’s trail running training programmes that will offer our members a 12 or 16 week training plan, four

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What Makes A Good Marathon Training Plan?

Type ‘marathon training plan’ into Google and it returns over 4 billion results. So how do you choose a good one? Here, Girls Run the World founder and marathon coaches give her view Choosing the right marathon training plan depends on your goal and experience. And the free ones that accompany race entry, the charity you might run for, or are free to download will not be specific to you, your background as a runner or even the race. Whether you are a first timer, seeking Good for Age qualification or a specific race time, this is what you should

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GRTW Press: New coach, Natalie Creswick joins the team

We are excited to welcome inspirational triathlon and cycle coach, Natalie Creswick to our team who will be helping us to challenge the gender bias in women’s triathlon coaching and participation Our recent surveys have indicated that one of the biggest obstacles to women’s participation in triathlon, particularly over the standard distance is confidence on the bike. So, who better to join the team that 41-year old Natalie Creswick, British Cycling Level 2 coach who races for Magspeed. Best of all, she also understands how cycling applies to triathlon, having started out in triathlon. “I found my love for cycling

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Apply to be part of GRTW Project Marathon Team 2022

Do you want to achieve a marathon personal best, good for age or simply have the best finish line feeling? Apply to be part of GRTW Project Marathon online training team for Manchester and Brighton 2022… Crossing the finish line of a marathon is a journey that doesn’t begin on the start line. It starts way before that with setting your goal and intentions, and then having a brilliantly structured training plan. Our running coaches, GRTW founder, Rachael and level 2 coach, Tara have helped hundreds of women to achieve marathon personal bests, finish line feelings and good for age

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GRTW Train Strong Together™

Choose a race goal that challenges and excites you, get ongoing coaching support and the accountability of being part of a team with the same target and race together… Nothing beats training as part of a group, sharing the journey, the trials and tribulations and that incredible sense of accomplishment when you cross the finish line. It can be life-changing. And yet, according to research that we have conducted, many women are deterred from entering races that they really want to do because of lack of time, and confidence. Our Team GRTW Train Strong Together programmes for 2022 are about

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Two of the Best Mobility Exercises for Runners and Triathletes

Find out what mobility is, why it’s fundamental to your performance and try two exercises from our Move Better Mobility programme for runners and triathletes to help you improve your range of movement Mobility and flexibility are often used interchangeably, but they mean two different things. ‘Mobility refers to joint range of motion while flexibility refers to the length of a muscle,’ explains GRTW founder, Rachael Woolston. ‘When it comes to minimizing injury and improving performance, you need to have the ability to move through the required range of motion for your activity.’ ‘What we always say to our athletes

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3 of the Best Swimming Drills

We all know that drills are important. But which ones are the best to do for triathlon and why? The Pull What is it? Swim freestyle with a pull buoy between your thighs. Why? The pull drill is good as it helps to improve your freestyle stroke by keeping your legs buoyant so you can focus on the front end of your stroke. Particularly good for runners who take up triathlon and have sinking legs! The Kick What is it? Kicking, while holding a float at arm’s length. Why? This drill isolates your legs, enabling you to practice your leg kick. Try to drive

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News Release: Choose to Challenge

On International Women’s Day, Girls Run the World announce our choose to challenge initiative to address gender disparity in three main areas, trail running, triathlon and coaching Girls Run the World was born out of a demand for a sports tech platform, that offers digital training and coaching specific to women in running and triathlon. Today, on International Women’s Day 2021 we announce our two year initiative as part of the campaign #ChooseToChallenge in the following areas. TRAIL RUNNING Our mission is to increase the numbers of women participating in trail running. Although this figure is increasing, studies ndicate that

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