Triathlete Blogs

  • From Pro Rugby Player to Ironman

    From Pro Rugby Player to Ironman

    19th January 2017

    Written by Chris Pilgrim For the last 12 years I have been a professional rugby player. I played in the top league in the country against the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and throughout Europe. Now, believe me…

  • Motivated by the Love of the Sport

    Motivated by the Love of the Sport

    1st January 2017

    Written by Faye Tudor Around this time two years ago, I drove up to The Rest and Be Thankful, near Arrochar, with my brand, spanking new bike in the back of the car for a photo-shoot.  Triathlon Plus had contacted…

  • The Emotional Side of Triathlon

    The Emotional Side of Triathlon

    28th December 2016

    It’s only when you push yourself to your limits that you discover what you’re truly capable of, discovers age-grouper Amy Kilpin Okay, so it’s probably a less talked about aspect of triathlon, but have you ever wondered where emotions come…

  • Can I Use Zwift To Help My Training?

    Can I Use Zwift To Help My Training?

    7th December 2016

    Written by Paul Ransome.   Recently, I traded my trusty Exocet for a more virtual bike on the popular online training program ‘Zwift’ in a quest to see if it can help me with my training over the winter. The…

  • Checking Out New Bikes & Meeting Legends

    Checking Out New Bikes & Meeting Legends

    29th November 2016

    Written by Paul Ransome I had some work that required a drive up north and thought I’d tie it in with a visit to Planet X bikes ‘the makers of my trusty exocet 2’. I’d never visited before but after…

  • When You Know, You Just Know…

    When You Know, You Just Know…

    8th November 2016

    Why listening to your body is triathlon’s fifth discipline; written by age-grouper Amy Kilpin and first published in Triathlon Plus magazine. You can follow Amy’s blog and read her latest column in Triathlon Plus magazine on sale now.   I…

  • A Look Inside The Mind Of An Addicted Ironman Triathlete

    A Look Inside The Mind Of An Addicted Ironman Triathlete

    19th October 2016

    Written by Paul Ransome Over a week has passed since the world’s best long distance triathletes at all levels took on the notorious Ironman World Championships in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. I used the opportunity to get some study time in…

  • A Tough Challenge At The Right Time

    A Tough Challenge At The Right Time

    17th October 2016

    Written by Ian Dempsey After the disappointment of picking up a stomach bug the day before Ironman Weymouth 70.3 which resulted in my first ever DNF, the last thing on my mind was staying fit for Challenge Peguera 4 weeks…

  • Yiannis Christodoulou Represents Team GB After Olympic Inspiration

    Yiannis Christodoulou Represents Team GB After Olympic Inspiration

    9th October 2016

    Written by Yiannis Christodoulou   This year has been an amazing journey; my first year competing at a national and international level in Aquathlons. It all started back in June at the National Aquathlon Championships where I took home a bronze…

  • Kona: Then and Now

    Kona: Then and Now

    7th October 2016

      In many ways David Evans is your typical triathlete. A fifty-five year old maths teacher and married father of two as well as a triathlon coach of 25 years. However, David is also quite extraordinary. He has also had…