Coaches’ Blogs

  • Rich Allen Blog: Just Do Your Best

    26th August 2012

    Richard Allen forgets the destination- for him it’s all about the journey. As I look out of the window of the tiny Air Canada jet I can see the vast Canadian Rockies almost touching the plane. I am just about…

  • Rich Allen Blog: Take Your Pick

    29th July 2012

    Richard Allen cuts through the knot that the Team GB selection panel struggled to unravel. Selecting a triathlon team for the Olympics always creates controversy and this year was no exception. With only three of the six spots filled by…

  • Steve Trew Blog: Falling Short And Moving On

    26th July 2012

    So you’re not going to the Olympics. Steve Trew explains what happens next. Billy Mills is a Native American and Olympic gold medal winner. He is also the man to whom the phrase “Tomorrow is the first day of the…

  • Steve Trew Blog: Grand Day Out

    21st July 2012

    One marathon and three people – Steve Trew takes us through an unforgettable 24 hours. Three legends in one day for Steve Trew (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) South Africa; the late ’90s. I was there for three weeks courtesy of South…

  • Rich Allen Blog: Winning Women

    1st July 2012

    Rich Allen ponders how tri women are getting faster than tri men. Female triathletes are making the men up their games too Since Chrissie Wellington exploded on to the Ironman scene there has been a lot of talk about being…

  • Steve Trew Blog: When We Achieve The Impossible

    6th June 2012

    Steve Trew explains how the breaking of records keeps sport and athletes advancing. Illustration: Peter Greenwood They said that ‘it’ could never be done. They said that ‘it’ was beyond the realms of man’s athletic achievements. ‘It’ was the four-minute…

  • Steve Trew Blog: The Eternal Struggle

    9th May 2012

    Racing is painful. Training is painful. Steve Trew discusses the best ways of battling through it. Pain is temporary – usually (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) That hurt never goes away, does it? You know, the one that comes along in the…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Get Your Motor Running

    25th April 2012

    The tri season is about to begin and Phil Graves can’t wait to head out on the highway and get racing. Race season is finally here! It’s been a long time coming – I’m itching to go and get that…

  • Steve Trew Blog: How To Gain Sponsorship

    11th April 2012

    Like all good things in life, sponsorship doesn’t come easy, but Steve Trew has a five-step plan. Being sponsored is a privilege to be respected (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Triathlon is not a cheap sport. Even at entry level, the cost…

  • Steve Trew Blog: A Moment In Time

    14th March 2012

    Steve Trew says race-day circumstances are sometimes beyond an athlete’s control. One moment can change everything (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Back in the mists of time, I was at the European track and field championships, in Helsinki, Finland, in 1971. The…