Race Day Tips

  • Triathlon Training: Beat Pre-Race Nerves

    24th April 2014

    Overcome jitters ahead of your first triathlon of the season with the help of psychologist Dr Victor Thompson Feeling nervous before your first triathlon is normal. Even seasoned competitors get anxious before their first race of the year, at key…

  • What Is An Ironman Triathlon?

    30th December 2013

    Our Ironman triathlon beginner’s guide will get you up to speed with long course racing Mirinda Carfrae won the 2013 Ironman World Championships, but finish line elation is universal in Ironman (Photo Nils Nilsen/Ironman) Ironman is arguably the most challenging…

  • How To Fly Through Transition

    12th October 2013

    Get off your bike and on to the run even quicker by following these simple steps Mark your spot  Use a brightly coloured or patterned towel to mark your spot in the transition area. Think hand rather than beach towel…

  • Ironman Training Tips From The World’s Best Pros

    7th October 2013

    Seven world champions share their Kona conquering Ironman lessons Ironman world champions Leanda Cave, Mark Allen, Chrissie Wellington, Dave Scott, Mirinda Carfrae, Pete Jacobs and Faris Al-Sultan share their Ironman training lessons This year, the original Ironman race is celebrating…

  • Ironman World Championships: Get In Training

    7th October 2013

    If you’re thinking about moving up to Ironman, check out our Ironman triathlon training sections Ironman World Championships Kona 2013 (Photo: *christopher*) Making the decision to do an Ironman is not one that should be taken lightly, after all a…

  • Pete Jacobs: Ironman Race-Day Lessons

    6th October 2013

    How Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs won Kona in 2012 After 10 years and 24 Ironman races, Pete Jacobs returned to Kona, Hawaii in the shape of his life to win the 2012 Ironman World Championship. PJ gives us an…

  • Helen Jenkins’ Top Triathlon Tips

    10th September 2013

    Helen Jenkins gives Triathlon Plus readers some top racing advice How to warm up before a big event: Warm-up is really important before races. Your muscles need to be warm before you start so you can get the best performance…

  • How To Remove Your Wetsuit Quickly In Transition

    19th August 2013

    Save vital seconds in transition by following these seven simple steps to removing your wetsuit 1 Stand up, get steady When you come out of the water, you’ll be dizzy. Take a second to get your bearings and get your…

  • Frederik Van Lierde’s 5 Top Tips For Triathletes

    14th August 2013

    Ironman pro Frederik Van Lierde explains how to stay on peak form for your key races Photo: IMG/Wouter Kingma With a steady upward curve in both his times and race performances, Belgian professional triathlete Frederik Van Lierde is one of the…

  • Scientific Tapering Made Easy

    20th July 2013

    Getting your taper right can make as much as a 6% difference to your race performances. Make sure you taper so that you’re ready to give your best performance on race day We all KNOW how difficult it can be…