Raceday Tips

  • Sprint triathlon: be race day ready

    18th August 2015

    Coach Phil Mosley tells you everything you need to know to increase your speed and PB for a sprint triathlon… BEAT YOUR NERVES The best mental preparation for triathlon is to do low key single discipline events first. For example, the best…

  • Does race weight matter?

    10th August 2015

    You might be better off working on your power output than trying to diet to a magical number… There is so much controversy over weight and performance it’s enough to make your head spin. The common theory of “less equals fast” gets bandied around a lot, and…

  • Triathlon Training: Beat Pre-Race Nerves

    24th April 2014

    Overcome jitters ahead of your first triathlon of the season with the help of psychologist Dr Victor Thompson Feeling nervous before your first triathlon is normal. Even seasoned competitors get anxious before their first race of the year, at key…

  • How To Fly Through Transition

    12th October 2013

    Get off your bike and on to the run even quicker by following these simple steps Mark your spot  Use a brightly coloured or patterned towel to mark your spot in the transition area. Think hand rather than beach towel…

  • What To Carry When You Race

    26th June 2013

    Jez Cox explains the essential items you need to carry on a bike, no matter what distance you’re riding. During a triathlon you spend the bulk of your time on the bike, so it’s vital to ensure you’re ready for…

  • Exclusive Interview: Phil Graves On Ironman 70.3 UK

    29th January 2013

    Exclusive Interview with Phil Graves, two-time winner of Ironman 70.3 UK, on how best to tackle Wimbleball’s demanding course. Phil Graves won Ironman 70.3 UK last year You smashed the race last year, throwing in an incredible bike split on…

  • How To Race In Kona

    26th January 2013

    Pro triathlete and doctor Tamsin Lewis on how to race in Ironman Hawaii. Every year in October, thousands of the world’s best Ironman athletes arrive in Kona, Hawaii, for the Ironman World Championships. Before getting the chance to race here,…

  • Pro Triathlon Training: Your First Tough Race

    1st December 2012

    Ironman Pro Catriona Morrison tells you how to make your first triathlon a success. In Pro Triathlete Advice, your multisport questions are answered by the world’s finest athletes. This month, Scotland’s Cat Morrison helps you with your first triathlon. The…

  • Fix A Race Puncture In Five Minutes

    5th August 2012

     A flat tyre doesn’t always have to mean a ruined race. Here’s how to stay calm and fix a puncture at lightning speed. Punctures are a fact of cycling life, they can and will happen to all of us. On…

  • Race Day Checklist

    2nd September 2010

    Being prepared ahead of a race will be crucial to your success, so keep these tips in mind… THE DAY BEFORE 1 Rest It’s best to do as little physical activity as possible in the 24 hours leading up to…