Race Day Tips

  • How To Fuel For The Perfect Race

    17th July 2013

    What to eat to in the 72 hours around your triathlon so you race well and recover quickly. Top up your glycogen stores during the race with bars, gels and other snacks to avoid the dreaded ‘bonk’ Bleary-eyed morning pool…

  • What To Carry When You Race

    26th June 2013

    Jez Cox explains the essential items you need to carry on a bike, no matter what distance you’re riding. During a triathlon you spend the bulk of your time on the bike, so it’s vital to ensure you’re ready for…

  • Open Water Swimming Tips

    29th May 2013

    Triathlon coach Andy Bullock explains five ways to swim better in open water Open-water swimming is a completely different kettle of fish to swimming in a pool. While the indoor environment is generally calm – aided by flat water, lane…

  • Exclusive Interview: Phil Graves On Ironman 70.3 UK

    29th January 2013

    Exclusive Interview with Phil Graves, two-time winner of Ironman 70.3 UK, on how best to tackle Wimbleball’s demanding course. Phil Graves won Ironman 70.3 UK last year You smashed the race last year, throwing in an incredible bike split on…

  • How To Race In Kona

    26th January 2013

    Pro triathlete and doctor Tamsin Lewis on how to race in Ironman Hawaii. Every year in October, thousands of the world’s best Ironman athletes arrive in Kona, Hawaii, for the Ironman World Championships. Before getting the chance to race here,…

  • Pro Triathlon Training: Your First Tough Race

    1st December 2012

    Ironman Pro Catriona Morrison tells you how to make your first triathlon a success. In Pro Triathlete Advice, your multisport questions are answered by the world’s finest athletes. This month, Scotland’s Cat Morrison helps you with your first triathlon. The…

  • Banish Triathlon Race Nerves Forever

    12th September 2012

    Learn how the body responds to the pressure of a race and then develop an armoury of personalised tricks to deal with it. Triathlete Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a term we have coined to describe that ‘something else’ that allows…

  • Run Faster In Your Ironman

    4th September 2012

    Spencer Smith tells you how to run a stronger Ironman marathon A wise person once said that Ironman is not about who goes the fastest, rather it is about who slows down the least. I love this saying as it…

  • Fix A Race Puncture In Five Minutes

    5th August 2012

     A flat tyre doesn’t always have to mean a ruined race. Here’s how to stay calm and fix a puncture at lightning speed. Punctures are a fact of cycling life, they can and will happen to all of us. On…

  • Five Ways To Beat Pre-Triathlon Stress

    6th July 2012

    Catriona Morrison on how to beat triathlon race nerves so that you hit the start line feeling calm and confident. Getting to the start of the race as stress-free as possible gives a mental edge (Photo: British Triathlon/Jero Honda/ITU) You…