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Coaches’ Blogs

  • Steve Trew Blog: Coach Or Trainer

    15th February 2012

    Steve Trew explains why sometimes knowing nothing is better than knowing not a lot. Some time ago, I was sitting in on a prospective coach practical assessment for middle-distance running. The gentleman concerned already had a strong coaching background, but…

  • Steve Trew Blog: No Bugles, No Drums

    1st February 2012

    True champions use the race conditions to their advantage, says Steve Trew. "Smart people use oppressive conditions as a help rather than a hindrance" (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) General belief has it that when one of the greats in world middle-distance…

  • Steve Trew Blog: Take It To The Limit

    21st December 2011

    Push yourself harder than ever before, says Steve Trew, and you may find you have ‘sisu’. We used to call him “God”. We being the middle-distance squad of Enfield Harriers in the early 1970s, and God being one of our…

  • Steve Trew: Positive Performance Projections

    28th September 2011

    A little dreaming can help you match the times of star athletes, says Triathlon Plus and triradar.com contributor Steve Trew. Dreaming of better peformance can help make it a reality Haile Gebrselassie does a session of mile repeats in 4mins…

  • The Defining Moment

    6th July 2011

    Triathlon Plus/TriRadar columnist Steve Trew pinpoints the moment he ditched cake and beer for an athlete’s mentality. It’s a January evening down at the track. “Why do you run, Steve?” Who’s asking me? Stuart Storey. Fellow club member but most…

  • What Is Success?

    13th June 2011

    Triathlon Plus/TriRadar columnist Steve Trew asks why one triathlete’s achievement is another triathlete’s failure. Back in ’85, I ran the London Marathon and also the Malta Marathon. The times for both were remarkably similar – around 2 hours 53 minutes.…

  • The Scars Of Success

    24th May 2011

    Triathlon Plus/TriRadar columnist Steve Trew surveys the toll of triathlon on his body and finds it was all worthwhile. Add up this sum; one broken wrist, plus three stress fractures (all on the right leg), plus one broken finger, plus…

  • The Falling Guy

    28th April 2011

    Triathlon Plus/TriRadar columnist Phil Graves proves a tumble on the Tarmac happens to the best of us. People say it’s just a case of when, not if, when it comes to bike crashes, and I’ve had my fair share of…

  • A Lifetime Obsession

    17th April 2011

    Time for the quiet life? Is it heck – Steve Trew looks at the crazy compulsion of triathlon’s world of pain. Back in the days when I was a runner, it was 11:30pm on a Sunday and I’d just got…