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  • Running Shoe Reviews: £75-£90

    1st September 2010

    We review these great mid-range running shoes. New Balance 905 £75 www.newbalance.co.uk 296g Towards the heavier end of the racing shoes spectrum, this is a more stable model than most. It has New Balance’s TS2 ‘transitional support system’ – basically…

  • Trek Speed Concept 9 Bike Review

    1st September 2010

    We fire up the Trek Speed Concept 9 for our Four Ride review. First ride Trek’s Speed Concept aero bike has a top feature set, with slick solutions for carrying tools and food that make the bike more aero. The…

  • Running Shoe Reviews: £100 Plus

    1st September 2010

    We review these high-end running shoes. Newton Distance £120 www.newtonrunning.co.uk 244g Running in a pair of Newtons is a bit like driving a French car: it feels very different to start with, but once you get used to it and…

  • Fuji D6 Pro Bike Review

    1st September 2010

    How did the Fuji D6 Pro bike fare in our tough Four Ride review? First ride Fuji’s D6 Pro is a stunning tri bike. The black, white and gold colour scheme with SRAM Red, Reynolds Strike deep section carbon clincher…

  • Sculling Drills

    31st August 2010

    The best way to improve your feel for the water is with sculling – simple hand movements to move yourself forward… One of the reasons some people manage to make swimming look so effortless is that they have a great…

  • Triathlon Superfoods

    31st August 2010

    To get the best out of your body, you have to put the best in, so make sure you include these simple staples in your diet… PORRIDGE When you start high intensity training it is essential that you begin training…

  • Does A Caffeine Hit Really Help?

    31st August 2010

    The fact is, caffeine works. Although not all studies have shown the effects of caffeine on endurance performance, most well-conducted studies have shown an improved endurance capacity after ingesting caffeine at a dose of 3mg/kg to 9mg/kg, says leading sports…

  • Sugars: The Truth

    31st August 2010

    Traditionally thought of as ‘the evil’ in the health and fitness world, sugars can actually be an athlete’s energy boosting best friend – provided they are taken properly… Sugars seem to have got a bad press in recent years. Yet…

  • Improve Your Group Swimming

    31st August 2010

    Practising group swims in open water will build confidence and improve your race technique. Here’s why, and how… Open-water swimming is probably triathlon’s most technical discipline. With most of your senses being diminished in open water, it can seem an…

  • Cycling: Five Common Mistakes

    31st August 2010

    Fix these five simple faults and you’ll shave seconds off your bike split in no time at all… It can be frustrating when you’ve put in lots of miles on the bike but end up with a slower bike split…