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  • Steve Trew’s Triathlon Blog: Roll Down, Not Over

    27th January 2014

    Go with the roll of the dice and you could soon find yourself in kona, says Steve Trew The roll-down can be the most rewarding part of an Ironman race (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Sometimes, even when you’ve planned perfectly, things…

  • Steve Trew Blog: Back To My Roots

    13th December 2013

    Steve Trew returned to his childhood stomping ground – and naturally it made him nostalgic Don’t forget your roots, says Steve Trew (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) And so to Victoria Park (Vicky Park to everyone who has ever run there), East…

  • Wattbike’s Eddie Fletcher: Why Train With Power

    5th December 2013

    Wattbike’s Eddie Fletcher on why you should consider training with power and heart rate Wattbike’s sport scientist Eddie Fletcher believes riding technique is key to good tri performance When we first met Triathlon Plus Editor Elizabeth a few months back…

  • Steve Trew Blog: Legacy Of Excellence

    26th November 2013

    Great Britain’s triathlon success should inspire a new generation of athletes, says Steve Trew Steve Trew says trailblazing British triathletes are the key to continued success (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) I doubt you’d get too much argument at the moment if…

  • Steve Trew’s Blog: The Real Heroes

    27th October 2013

    Steve Trew loves commentating at the London marathon, and the athletes always inspire him Image: Peter Greenwood I love the London Marathon, absolutely love it. And – time to be jealous out there – I’ve done it 12 times. Yes,…

  • Steve Trew’s Blog: The Road To Enlightenment

    30th September 2013

    Looking back on 30 years of triathlon racing, coaching and commentating, Steve Trew wonders: “what if…?” Illustration by Peter Greenwood Thirty years ago this weekend – September 17, 1983, to be exact – I was driving up to Liverpool. I…

  • Steve Trew’s Blog: I Could’a Been A Contender

    1st September 2013

    Stop making excuses, says Steve Trew, and you’ll find that your training goes a lot more smoothly Stop making excuses and you’ll be a better athlete says Steve Trew (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) There are always reasons why or why not.…

  • Steve Trew’s Blog: A True Gentleman

    4th August 2013

    Steve Trew remembers a legend of age-group triathlon racing – the late Patrick Barnes. Patrick Barnes (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) I first met Patrick Barnes at the inaugural London Triathlon back in 1984. He rode a bike named Beelzebub – an…

  • Rich Allen’s Blog: The Secret To Bagging Some Sponsors

    28th July 2013

    Forget mailshots and sports agents, says Rich Allen – it’s all about who you know I’ve been approached by several age-group athletes and young pro triathletes over the past few years asking me the same question: how does one get sponsors?…

  • Steve Trew’s Blog: Meeting Mr Nice Guy

    7th July 2013

    Steve Trew on the great people he’s met behind the mask of the competitive athlete. I spent the most amazing two days in May working on the public address and commentary for two great running events – the Bupa Westminster…