Coaches’ Blogs

  • 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…

  • Steve Trew Blog: The First Timer

    20th June 2013

    Steve Trew meets a legend of the sport, without whom triathlon today could be very different Steve Trew takes a trip back to triathlon in 1978 (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Down in Los Cabos, Mexico for the area’s inaugural Ironman event…

  • 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!”…

  • Steve Trew’s Blog: Future perfect

    19th May 2013

    As nations go further to field the best team, Steve Trew wonders where it will end Triathlon is a pretty clean sport – at least, that’s what we think. But last year’s revelations about Lance Armstrong and the planned doping…

  • 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…

  • Steve Trew Blog: The Role Of Domestiques

    21st April 2013

    Spare a thought for those who put their own ambitions on the back burner for the greater good, says Steve Trew. “They also serve who only stand and wait.” (Not, as I thought in my halcyon days of surfing, “They…

  • 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…

  • Steve Trew Blog: What Is Your Greatest Fear?

    24th March 2013

    Are your race fears justified? Probably not says Steve Trew.  (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Marianne Williamson wrote in 1992 that, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is…

  • 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…

  • Steve Trew Blog: Triathlon In A Nutshell

    24th February 2013

     Steve Trew relives every second of a triathlon event. (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Swim start “In the hands of the starter”, first the words and almost instantly it seems, the klaxon sounds. The reflex to dive takes over and you hurl…