Triathlete Blogs

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Learning The Hard Way

    1st August 2012

    Hard, fast and uncompromising is how Phil Graves Races – but is it the winning way? Every different race brings a new challenge, this weekend for me has been no different. I’m sitting in the lounge of our hotel in…

  • A Challenge Of Dinosaur Proportions

    31st July 2012

     When Mark Bayliss started training for the ultimate long triathlon, he took on the ultimate long run to prepare. This September, Mark Bayliss will attempt to be the first athlete to complete the Enduroman Arch to Arc (87-mile run from…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Pro Racing Preparation

    4th July 2012

    Ironman pro Phil Graves talks us through his pre-race rituals. Graves talks press conferences, toilets and attention (Photo: Ryan Bowd) For this month’s column I thought I would tell you about my first race of the year, Ironman Lanzarote. You…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Cruel Summer

    23rd May 2012

    Here comes the sun, but Phil Graves isn’t sure he’s pleased to see it. Graves considers the merits of a fake tan (Photo: Ryan Bowd) As I write this we are enjoying the most glorious week of spring, the sun…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: No Mean Feet

    28th March 2012

    Phil Graves has finally found his running legs,  but they’re taking a bit of getting used to… “I love people watching in the gym as they plod along” I wrote a column ages ago about the New York City Marathon.…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Just Like Old Times

    29th February 2012

    Phil Graves tells us about how two weeks in the sun with the Brownlees was by no means a holiday. "It seems all the best and coolest athletes read history at uni” It’s tough up north in the winter, so…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Eat All Your Chocolate Now!

    18th January 2012

    Phil Graves shares his post-new year theories and a sweet-tasting scientific discovery. It’s January and we’ve all eaten and drunk far too much over Christmas and New Year, despite promising ourselves we were going to be better this year. Hopefully…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Cold Weather Essentials

    4th January 2012

    Phil Graves gives us a breakdown of the key bits of kit every triathlete needs during the winter months. “Last winter I did some sledging. I don’t think you could get a better hill session” First off this month I…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: Twittering Athletes

    7th December 2011

    Phil Graves gets his feathers in a flutter as he talks about twitter, sponsors and how he avoids politics. "Past experience has told me to stay clear of anything political" This month I want to explore something I saw in…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: More Racing For Pros?

    9th November 2011

    Ironman Pro and Triathlon Plus Columnist Phil Graves wonders if the pros raced more regularly, would long-distance become more popular? Not all pros seem to share Phil's appetite for racing This month I want to talk about my greatest hobby…