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  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Brutal Biking

    23rd September 2012

    All you need to max your winter bike training is a few muddy races says Phil Graves. The nights are drawing in, it’s getting colder and the tri season, at least in the UK, is drawing to a close. Your…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Yorkshire’s Olympic Dreams

    29th August 2012

    In keeping with the nation’s austerity budget Phil Graves presents his 2012 Olympics on a shoestring. What a few weeks it has been, Alistair is the Olympic champion, Jonny a bronze medallist – absolutely unbelievable! It puts Yorkshire about 11th…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Learning The Hard Way

    1st August 2012

    Hard, fast and uncompromising is how Phil Graves Races – but is it the winning way? Every different race brings a new challenge, this weekend for me has been no different. I’m sitting in the lounge of our hotel in…

  • Swimming to New Horizons

    1st August 2012

    Mark Bayliss continues to prepare for this September’s Ultimate Long Triathlon, putting in some serious swim miles in Gozo.This September, Mark Bayliss will attempt to be the first triathlete to complete the Enduroman Arch to Arc (87-mile run from Marble…

  • A Challenge Of Dinosaur Proportions

    31st July 2012

     When Mark Bayliss started training for the ultimate long triathlon, he took on the ultimate long run to prepare. This September, Mark Bayliss will attempt to be the first athlete to complete the Enduroman Arch to Arc (87-mile run from…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Pro Racing Preparation

    4th July 2012

    Ironman pro Phil Graves talks us through his pre-race rituals. Graves talks press conferences, toilets and attention (Photo: Ryan Bowd) For this month’s column I thought I would tell you about my first race of the year, Ironman Lanzarote. You…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Cruel Summer

    23rd May 2012

    Here comes the sun, but Phil Graves isn’t sure he’s pleased to see it. Graves considers the merits of a fake tan (Photo: Ryan Bowd) As I write this we are enjoying the most glorious week of spring, the sun…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: No Mean Feet

    28th March 2012

    Phil Graves has finally found his running legs,  but they’re taking a bit of getting used to… “I love people watching in the gym as they plod along” I wrote a column ages ago about the New York City Marathon.…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Just Like Old Times

    29th February 2012

    Phil Graves tells us about how two weeks in the sun with the Brownlees was by no means a holiday. "It seems all the best and coolest athletes read history at uni” It’s tough up north in the winter, so…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Eat All Your Chocolate Now!

    18th January 2012

    Phil Graves shares his post-new year theories and a sweet-tasting scientific discovery. It’s January and we’ve all eaten and drunk far too much over Christmas and New Year, despite promising ourselves we were going to be better this year. Hopefully…