Steve Trew Blog

  • Steve Trew: The power of words

    4th August 2015

    It’s hard to explain but sometimes coaches have that little bit of magic, says Steve Trew… Back when the world was young, our first two sessions in the pool after the Christmas break were always the same. Session one would be a 10 x 400m…

  • Steve Trew: A Question of Morality

    7th May 2015

    For fans of fair sport, can an athlete ever truly step out of the shadow of a doping conviction – and should we let them, asks Steve Trew So Nike is going to sponsor USA super sprinter Justin Gatlin. And why shouldn’t…

  • Steve Trew: the guy behind the mike

    26th March 2015

    It’s not just the athletes who fight for places at big events and get nervous about their performance, says Steve Trew… My very good friend, Mark Fewell (commentator at Sydney Olympic Games) totally hits the spot when he says that…

  • Steve Trew: The Hard Questions

    23rd January 2015

    During motivation’s darkest days in deep mid-winter, it’s time to consider what you really want and ask those hard questions, says Steve Trew. At right about this time of year, after the ITU World Championships, after the Ironman World Championships…

  • Steve Trew: A Love Letter To My Athletes

    26th December 2014

    Steve Trew is putting pen to paper for personal reasons. Dear triathletes… You have no idea how much I enjoy coaching you and working with you. You have no idea just how much pleasure it gives me to see all…

  • Steve Trew: Respect Due

    2nd August 2014

    Steve Trew on the life, times and changes witnessed by an old-school triathlete The Old Timer (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) He was old now, this particular triathlete. He’d been around since the early days, seen and done it all. Been around…

  • Steve Trew’s Blog: Racing With Emotion

    7th June 2014

    When emotions threaten your race, use them to help you shine, says triathlon coach Steve Trew Illustration: Peter Greenwood Emotional involvement in our lovely sport of triathlon is entirely natural. Sometimes it’s swearing at someone in a race because they’ve taken…

  • Steve Trew’s Blog: A Sporting Life That Matters

    17th May 2014

    Choose to live a sporting life that means something, urges triathlon coach Steve Trew Illustration: Peter Greenwood One day, whether you’re ready or not, it will all come to an end. There will be no more early morning wake-up calls,…

  • Steve Trew’s Triathlon Blog: Down On Doping

    19th April 2014

    Triathlon Coach Steve Trew faces a dilemma when an athlete previously banned for doping comes in for a new win Off the Point. Illustration: Peter Greenwood What do I do? I’ve just watched a fantastic performance from an athlete racing…

  • Steve Trew’s Triathlon Blog: Running Scared

    22nd February 2014

    Steve Trew imagines what could happen if an athlete’s iron will pushed him too far “Make the hurt go away” (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) I am an athlete, this is what I do, this is what I am. Every breath in…