Coaches’ Blogs

  • 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…

  • Steve Trew Blog: Break It Down

    27th January 2013

    Steve Trew gives us the low-down on how to achieve our triathlon dreams in 2013. Illustration by Peter Greenwood This is the time of year it usually happens. It’s during the dark days of winter – post-ITU World Champs, post-Hawaii…

  • 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…

  • Steve Trew Blog: You Broke My Heart

    30th December 2012

    Steve Trew laments about his one true love and the rollercoaster ride it can be. Illustration by Peter Greenwood I’ve been having this love affair for about 50 years now. It’s OK because my wife knows all about it. It…

  • Rich Allen Blog: Roll On 2013

    16th December 2012

    The past 12 months have been pretty good for Rich Allen but 2013 should be even better. Last year, 2012, was undoubtedly the best year of my life with the birth of my baby daughter, Abigail, in September. Luckily this…

  • Steve Trew Blog: Breaking Obsession

    8th December 2012

    Steve Trew muses on how compulsive training has its place rooted in every athlete’s psyche. Obsessive? Yes, but I'm sure you understand… Way back when I was 18 years old and thought I was a swimmer, I broke my wrist.…

  • Rich Allen Blog: Revised Predictions

    18th November 2012

    Rich Allen reviews the accuracy of some of the thoughts he had for 2012. We all like to feel from time to time that we have a dead cert on our hands. Whether it’s the 3:30 at Ascot or that…

  • Steve Trew Blog: The Golden Ticket

    13th October 2012

    Steve has many memories of London 2012. Here are a few of his favourites. Illustration by Peter Greenwood It was a good Games, wasn’t it? Better than that, the best Olympic Games ever – of course! Now, a confession; I…

  • Rich Allen Blog: Triathlon Transformation

    26th September 2012

    Rich Allen muses on how drafting changed his beloved sport forever. My elite triathlon racing career began in 1994. Back then the sport was a true test of all-round fitness and exceptional swimmers, bikers and runners like Spencer Smith and…

  • Steve Trew Blog: Just One Race

    15th September 2012

    There are many different routes to success in triathlon, Steve Trew debates the options. With the much-publicised coverage of Chris McCormack’s efforts to return from Ironman racing to attempt to represent Australia in this year’s Olympics having come to naught,…