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Friday Five: 5 podcasts that I listen to

5 podcasts that I listen to

Some people like listening to music whilst they’re running, but I tend to run with friends, so it would be antisocial to have headphones on. However, on Fridays, I have the day off, so I listen to podcasts whilst I catch up on housework and prepare food. These 5 podcasts Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Overland Triathlon

Still image from Overland Triathlon film showing a group of people in trisuits or swimming trunks getting ready to race.

This past summer, four professional triathletes and one amateur national champion set out to show that triathlon can be whatever you want it to be. Gravel, check. Non-standard format, check. Hardcore workout, definite check. Eric Lagerstrom: Professional triathlete and the guy who decided to make this film. Trevor Wurtele: Professional Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Marcus Cook

Large man in a red cycling jersey riding a bike.

This week’s motivation comes courtesy of Marcus Cook, a man who lost half his bodyweight to take part in an iron-distance triathlon. Read more about Marcus Cook: From nearly 500lbs to an Ironman Marcus Cook: Use my finish as your start How Ironman finisher Marcus Cook lost over 250lbs 250lbs later: Read more…


13 reasons why being a mother is a lot like being a triathlete

13 reasons why being a mother is a lot like being a triathlete.

1. The anticipation before your first one is huge and it’s a life-changing event. (I’ve heard people get blasé about further occurrences, but even so there’s likely to be a frisson of excitement and nerves before each one!) 2. It’s expensive. You end up buying a whole load of kit Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Tom Scheer

Man Standing next to a sign about the 40th anniversary of Ironman.

Tom Scheer is an American who once tipped the scales at 350lbs (over 25 stone/nearly 160kg). On January 1st 2006, he set himself the goal of completing all of the Ironman triathlons in North America and racing in Kona. Scheer completed his first Ironman in Wisconsin in 2007. He qualified Read more…


Iron Girl – thanks to Ironman for doing the right thing

Iron Girl logo

On Thursday, Ironman England posted an announcement on Facebook about the introduction of an Iron Girl race in Bolton: It instantly garnered a lot of attention. When I last looked there were approximately: 700 comments 700 shares 100 likes 100 laughing emoji 400 angry emoji There were some comments in Read more…


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…