Triathlete Blogs

  • Phil Graves’ Blog: Doubling Up

    4th May 2014

    Phil Graves faces double trouble Down Under as Ironman Melbourne proves a test too far Photo: Vicky Graves I’m back home in the UK now after racing two Ironman events in 22 days, finishing both in under nine hours, in…

  • Emma-Kate Lidbury: Turning To The Dark Side

    3rd May 2014

    70.3 specialist Emma-Kate Lidbury looks forward to the other half of the Ironman this November Photo: Eiizabeth Kreutz For as long as I’ve been racing professionally I have always focused on the half-Ironman distance. The problem with doing a “half”…

  • Phil Graves’ Blog: New Knowledge In New Zealand

    6th April 2014

    Pro triathlete Phil Graves learnt some important lessons at IM New Zealand, his first Ironman of the year Photo: Bob Foy As I write, it’s one down; five to go. The plan is for 2014 to be a year of…

  • Emma-Kate Lidbury: Coming Out Of Hibernation

    4th April 2014

    Emma-Kate Lidbury is dusting down her race kit and psyching herself up for the start line Photo (c) Shiggy Ichinomiya At the end of every season I stow away all the race kit I won’t be needing for a few…

  • Emma Pallant’s Blog: Sun’s Out Guns Out

    4th April 2014

    Emma Pallant returns to the UK from her winter training camp to take victory at the elite duathlon championship Emma was taking tips from coach Michelle Dillon during the race (Photo: British Triathlon) A week ago I flew back to…

  • Phil Graves’ Blog: On The Up, Down Under

    9th March 2014

    Pro triathlete Phil Graves is trying to dodge a heat wave and bush fires as he trains in Australia Photo (c) Helen Turton I’m in Australia preparing for Ironman New Zealand and Ironman Melbourne, and I thought I would fill…

  • Emma-Kate Lidbury: There’s No ‘I’ In Triathlon

    7th March 2014

    Pro triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury might finish alone, but it takes a big team to get her to the start line Photo (c) Shiggy Ichinomiya When I was at school, I loved team sports – netball, volleyball, basketball. You name it,…

  • Phil Graves’ Blog: Who Gets You To The Start Line?

    9th February 2014

    Phil Graves loves his behind-the-scenes team — as long as they’re not stealing his chips A support structure is a proven performance enhancer! (Photo: Bob Foy) In this month’s Triathlon Plus (out now!) you’ll be finding out about planning for the season…

  • Emma-Kate Lidbury: Birthday Beastings

    7th February 2014

    Birthdays for pro athletes like Emma-Kate Lidbury are not the same as for the rest of us I love birthdays – mine and everyone else’s. As a child, it inevitably meant cakes, candles and parties. As a student, it meant…

  • Phil Graves’ Triathlon Blog: New Year, Same Old Story

    12th January 2014

    When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, it’s do or diet – and Phil Graves would rather ‘do’ Phil would rather burn calories than watch what he eats (Photo: Bob Foy) Christmas has come and gone and guess what, we…