Category: TRIATHLON

The Busy Woman’s Guide to Tri Training

Worried about how to fit triathlon training into your life without burning out? Read on for our top tips to smart training Get a Coach A good coach will help you to develop a realistic, flexible training plan that fits around you, supporting you to fit training into your life, not your life around training. Coaches do the hard work of planning for you so you can get on and enjoy the process of training without worrying whether you are doing too much or too little to keep you on track for race day success. Feel guilty about spending money

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GRTW GUIDE TO WOMEN’S TRISUITS

Worried about whether to wear an all-in-one tri-suit or separates for your triathlon event? Read our guide to help you decide When it comes to running events, you can pretty much get away with wearing any clothes. But in triathlon, your tri suit is really important because it is the one piece of kit that you will wear for all four disciplines, swim, bike, run and transition.  It needs to fit well, feel comfortable, particularly on the bike, and perform well in the swim and the run.   And, you need to be able to get out of it and back

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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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Four Tips for Improving Your Cycling for Triathlon

Girls Run the World triathlon coach, Fran Bungay explains her simple tips for cycling improvement In terms of cycling for triathlon, there is a tendency to think that you have to ride with a cadence of 90-100, because that’s what pro cyclists ride at, right?  Yet they only train in cycling and most of them have been riding all their lives and so they can sit comfortably at that cadence. For most mere mortals, this cadence will send your heart rate sky high, which is not a good recipe when you have to run a half or full marathon off

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Race Review: Helvellyn Triathlon

Sharon Leeming, 41, a mum and part time school teacher, gives us the lowdown on the Helvellyn triathlon, billed as one of the toughest triathlons in the world… Helvellyn triathlon, set in the Lake District, had been on my wish list radar for ages. It had always felt out of reach with its 1489 feet of climbing on the bike, followed by a further 3118 ft on the run but after a month of training on the trails as part of the GRTW V-Alps Ultra and lockdown wiping out most races, I felt confident about entering. I had every reason

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Consistency over intensity is the key to success

Jane Hansom, now 51, was a wine-swilling, smoker when she first took up running a little over a decade ago. Read how she became a sub 3 hour marathon runner and a championship Ironman triathlete all while working full time in her marketing agency I started running 12 years ago, only because one of my clients, Sony Playstation had five golden bond places for the London marathon. I was three stone heavier and looking after clients, in the advertising industry and going out and partying too much. I was so unfit. Bu they insisted that I run the marathon and

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