DON’T PANIC

It's comforting to know that the Queen and I have something in common now; a stinking cold. I can't remember the last time I had a cold and I don't think I will forget this one for a while. Unfortunately, a cold virus is hard to avoid, when we are all gathered...

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WET, WET, WET SUNDOWNER

I can honestly say that the driest and warmest part of the event was the swim. It’s a good thing I no longer judge my success by my achievements these day, but rather by the achievements of our guys at Tri-Rivington. And what a day! To see Gillian run confidently...

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Psychological preparation for all my races

I don't know anyone who doesn't suffer from some form of anxiety before their races. Even the most experienced professionals will have bouts of anxiety. The trick for me is to accept that this will happen and, provided that it is controllable, can be helpful in...

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My Top Seven Base Training Sessions

Before I begin, I need to clarify that I don't have the time to put in hours and hours of long steady base training. I believe, if you have at least a couple of seasons under your belt, you can train for between 8 - 10 hours a week during the autumn and winter months....

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From surgery to getting back on my bike.

Before I outline my recovery plan, let me quickly summarise what happened. As I set off to work on Monday morning, 29 June I felt as if I had a bad case of indigestion and needed to burp. Once I arrived at school, I felt the stomach pain increase and began to think I...

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Exciting Times ahead for Tri-Rivington

After our first year of providing triathlon coaching to a wide variety of athletes we will be launching Tri-Rivington as a club in September. Our focus will be on helping you, "be the best you can," with a big emphasis on coaching, as well...

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Have you ever thought of trying a triathlon?

Over the last ten years the sport of triathlon has been one of the fastest growing sport in Britain and throughout Europe. One of the main reasons, I believe this has happened, is that it is such an easy sport to get into today. This is largely due because of the...

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Fifteen ways to find your mojo.

Quite a few people have been telling me that they have lost their running mojo and are desperate to get it back again. There are many possible reasons why we lose our mojo  including: over training, over worked and stressed, too many cold wet days, not enough...

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Half and Full Ironman Coaching Day in Bolton

As you can imagine, organising and preparing a triathlon coaching day in the depth of winter is a challenge. Thankfully, I didn't need to fall back on plan B, as the weather was spot on. Arriving early at Smithills Leisure Centre at 8.30 am I set up the room for a...

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