Category: Triathlon

Gift ideas for future triathletes

Children modelling children's trisuits

At this time of year, there are plenty of gift guides aimed at adult triathletes, but what about the younger members of your multisport family? I’ve put together some ideas for what you could buy your future triathletes… Swim Funky swimming hats Children’s goggles Nose clips Ear plugs Swimming costumes Read more…

Planning for your Ironman support crew

Pile of Ironman branded cowbells

If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know that I missed the deadline for my original challenge (to complete an Ironman by the age of 40). It’s still a goal, but I know it’s going to take me a bit longer to achieve it. To that end, I’m still Read more…

Improving your transition times

Transition bags ready!

Did you know that the key to getting a PB is improving your transition times? I’ve been to support a few friends at various multisport events recently. It is amazing how often winning or losing is determined in transition. In an aquathlon, a woman who was one of the first Read more…

Long Course Weekend 2018 – the good, the bad and the ugly

Tamsyn finishing Long Course Weekend run

Two years ago, I took part in Long Course Weekend. I’d originally entered the full distance, but when I got pregnant, I realised that I wouldn’t be able to do the full event. I loved the experience, so we agreed that we would come back when M was a bit Read more…

Will I ever reach my goal?

A vandalised bike with no wheels or saddle

I’ve not been posting much recently for a number of reasons. I’ve been thinking (dreaming!) about becoming an Ironman and wondering “Will I ever reach my goal?” Excuses, excuses There hasn’t been much to post recently. I’ve not been exercising much and it definitely shows. I was trying to swim Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: The Storm

Swissman walls of snow

Swissman Xtreme Triathlon is a unique point-to-point iron-distance triathlon with a total ascent of 5400 m. The journey begins at 196 m above sea level, with a 3.8km swim in Lake Maggiore. Transition is in the town of Ascona. The athletes cycle 180km through the Alps with three major mountain Read more…

Tips for your first Ironman

A little while ago, I posted a question on social media asking for some tips. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of responses. I thought it might be helpful to categorise them and share them with you… What is the one thing you wish you had known when training Read more…

Planning for 2018

Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

I usually spend some time on New Year’s Eve planning my races for the following season, but of course, I start thinking about what I want to achieve before then. This year was no different, but I’ve been so busy that it’s taken until now for me to write down Read more…

Haseeb Ahmad is hosting a prize draw

Haseeb Ahmad running with a guide

You might remember that I posted a review of Haseeb Ahmad’s autobiography a short while ago. Haseeb is running a fantastic prize draw on his blog, so if you want to be in with the change of winning an amazing goody bag, make sure you visit:

Monday Morning Motivation: Ironman 2017

Men on the Kona podium in 2017

Watching the coverage of the Ironman World Championships is inspirational… but most people don’t have 17 hours to spare, so this highlights video that focuses on ‘ordinary people’ may provide motivation for you within 10 minutes. The island may not care who they are or why they came. Its currents Read more…