Tag: triathlon for women

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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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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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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Real Women Review: Top Winter Cycling Gloves

When it comes to winter riding, cycling gloves that keep your hands warm and toasty are an essential piece of kit. One of the most common complaints from cyclists in the winter is that of cold hands. We’re here to help with our pick of the best cycling gloves. Assos ASSOSOIRES Winter Gloves, £70.00 “I swear by my Assos neoprene gloves. They are comfortable, versatile and work a treat for the mostly mild UK winters.” – Becky Goodwin, GRTW Tri Coach The flexible softshell is not only snug and warm it does a brilliant job of preventing cold icy air

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Six of the Best Winter Cycling Overshoes

Getting cold feet about cycling outdoors this winter? We know the feeling! Read our Real Women Review guide to the best cycling overshoes as chosen by the our cycling community and coaches SPATZ ‘Pro 2’ Overshoes, £99.99 “Spatz are easy to get on, they’re totally windproof, and keep my feet pretty warm. Plus, they have proved to be completely waterproof.” –Becky Goodwin, GRTW Triathlon Coach “In my humble opinion, look no further than Spatz’s cycling overshoes for winter riding. Not winning any awards for style BUT they are amazing.” – Dotty OK, so there are not cheap but they come highly

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Essential open water swimming kit for winter

With Covid causing swimming pool closures, GRTW CEO, Rachael Woolston, committed to swimming in the open water through winter. Here’s her essential kit guide to winter swimming. I started swimming in the open water five years ago, when I first took up triathlon. One of my first open water triathlon events was early in the season in the river Arundel. I was so worried about the cold, I ended up purchasing a lot of different bits of kit. Something that I now REALLY need. I’ve been through a lot of different kit, and these are my pick of the best,

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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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Cycling through grief to adventure

Danielle Payton, 27, a teacher from Norfolk discovered cycling after losing her friend, Harry Uzoka to a senseless knife attack in 2018. Here she shares her adventure of cycling across five countries in five days. If someone had told me that at the age of 27, I’d be cycling across five countries in five days with only a spare change of shorts and an old pair of Converse for a change of clothes, having previously worked in high end fashion, I would have laughed. Yet, that is exactly what I decided to do last summer of 2019. Just 11 months

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10 years of change in women’s running

As we bid goodbye to a decade, the founder of Girls Run the World, Rachael Woolston celebrates the advances made in exercise and running for women but calls for more advances to be made in the next. Strava This simple tracking app first launched in 2009, but it is in this decade that it has had the biggest impact on women’s running. I joined in 2012 and have slowly seen the number of women using it explode. Most positive of all, it helped to introduce women – and men – to what pace was, how this can positively affect their

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