Rich Allen Triathlon Blog

  • Rich Allen’s Blog: Still Chasing The Dream

    25th August 2013

    Despite turning 40 next year, Rich Allen reckons his best performance could still be to come. I know this will bring you to tears, but this is my last column. I can no longer call this a ‘comeback’, having been…

  • Team Triathlon Plus: Rich’s Blog

    30th July 2013

    Rich Sage talks about the Virgin Active London Triathlon and his Team Triathlon Plus experience. Rich diving into the Docklands at the start of his race So all the training I’ve been doing came down to one race….the Virgin Active…

  • 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?…

  • Rich Allen’s Blog: Inspirational Athletes

    30th June 2013

    Elite athletes have it easy, says Rich Allen – it’s the beginners who are truly remarkable. As a pro triathlete, people always ask me whom I admire and look up to. While I have the greatest respect for sporting greats…

  • Rich Allen’s Blog: The PBs I’m most proud of

    2nd June 2013

    Triathlete and coach Rich Allen says chasing personal bests can make you a better triathlete Spectators always ask me after a race: “What time did you do?” I give them a blank look and reply: “I don’t have a clue!”…

  • Rich Allen’s Blog: Master Your Swim In Four Easy Steps

    5th May 2013

    Go from drowning donkey to dolphin with Rich Allen’s tips for mastering your swim People always ask me if it’s possible to go from drowning donkey to dolphin in the water. “Can I learn to swim with a degree of…

  • Rich Allen Blog: How To Get Better At Running

    7th April 2013

    There’s more to running than just bashing out endless miles explains Rich Allen. I have always had a love, hate relationship with running. There is nothing quite like the feeling of cruising effortlessly on a scenic trail, breathing in great…

  • Rich Allen Blog: Life in the Old Dog Yet

    10th March 2013

    Rich Allen ponders whether he is too old to continue racing as a pro. I quite frequently complain about my age as, let’s be honest, it’s the only good excuse I can come up with. Athletes like the Brownlee brothers…

  • Rich Allen Blog: Getting Nutrition Right

    10th February 2013

    Even Pro triathletes are not immune to nutritional dramas, as Rich Allen explains. Another race season is on the horizon and at 38 I only have a few years before too much grey hair will tell me it’s time to…

  • Rich Allen Blog: Top Tips For Pros And Age-Groupers

    13th January 2013

    Rich Allen tells us how age-groupers and pros can learn important lessons from each other. There are two communities in triathlon: pros and age-groupers. The age-groupers look up to the pros because of what we manage to achieve and the…