Triathlon Inspiration

  • Breast cancer survivors take on Hever Castle Triathlon

    Breast cancer survivors take on Hever Castle Triathlon

    5th April 2016

    Team Phoenix is a dedicated group of sports professionals, doctors and volunteers, helping breast cancer survivors cross the finish line of a sprint distance triathlon. Like the sport of triathlon, the mission of Team Phoenix is threefold. The Team believes…

  • Triathlon saved my life

    3rd September 2015

    When Ali Robinson crashed into a bus last year he nearly died. But thanks to his high level of physical fitness, he’s back on the start line with his sights on Kona. The last thing triathlete Ali Robinson can remember about the 21…

  • Triathlon Inspiration: Mike Julien

    8th June 2014

    Fractured skull, strokes, cancer – none could stop triathlete Mike Julien achieving his Ironman dream One moment Mike Julien was enjoying a sunrise ride before work. The next he was lying, stunned, in the road. “I didn’t even hear the car behind…

  • Triathlon Inspiration: Andy Baxter

    11th May 2014

    In swapping bad diet and heavy smoking for triathlon, Andy Baxter formed a new addiction Seconds after the alarm beeped, Andy Baxter groaned, sat up and was wracked by a violent coughing fit. His wife Jongkonnee, used to Andy’s regular dawn…

  • Triathlon Inspiration: Chris Aldred

    13th April 2014

    Father of three, Chris Aldred, overcame paralysis and life-threatening sepsis to become an Ironman triathlete The consultant stopped writing, peered over his glasses and blinked. “Let me get this straight,” he said. “A marathon? You want my blessing to run…

  • Triathlon Inspiration: Brian Tilley

    16th March 2014

    Brian Tilley didn’t let a serious crash get in the way of his Ironman dreams Perhaps a lesser amateur athlete would allow a tumultuous bike crash, severe pain and blackouts to put them off completing a race. Not Brian Tilley.…

  • Triathlon Inspiration: Eva Kapp

    21st January 2014

    Every triathlete races against the clock but Eva Kapp’s biggest rival is her diabetes Eva’s diabetes makes triathlon tricky, but she’s not giving up Any long-distance race is daunting, especially your first one. There’s so much that can go wrong…