10 years ago after months of running on my own I decided I was ready to take the next step.On a cold February night I pulled up outside my local club, spotted the gathering of super-fit people and fled. The week after I went again, this time got out of the car. It changed my life… Read More Why everyone should join a running club
Chrissie Wellington A Life Without Limits The problem with achieving enormous feats, not just once but four times, like Chrissie Wellington is that it is easy for others to think being ironman world champion is all a bit of a breeze. But not so, her autobiography ‘A Life Without Limits’ is full to the brim… Read More Thinking of doing a triathlon? Three books to get you motivated
The problem with achieving enormous feats, not just once but four times, like Chrissie Wellington is that it is easy for others to think being ironman world champion is all a bit of a breeze. But not so, her autobiography ‘A Life Without Limits’ is full to the brim of her agonising battles to succeed… Read More Review: Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington’s autobiography A Life Without Limits
Knowing the location of my first ever open water swim was going to be the highest beach in England and in late April, I had a bit of an inkling it wasn’t going to be warm. This been said, I was still excited when we trekked from the car park to Gaddings Dam in Lancashire… Read More Open water swimming – what it’s really like
Last week I took part in Skipton Go-Tri. A 200 metre swim, a 9.5k bike and a 2.5k run. It allows those interested in triathlon to get an idea of what it’s all about and for the more experienced it’s a great way to practise transitions or do some training. So here’s what I learnt.… Read More Some obvious and not so obvious lessons I learnt after taking part in a Go-Tri
Looking at Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast with her pristine blonde bob, professionally delivering the day’s news you would never imagine she spends her weekends flinging herself into lakes, hurtling down hills on a bike or running across the North West’s landscape. But just check her Twitter feed and she really is the action woman… Read More Book review: Dare to Tri by Louise Minchin
There is no doubt since the arrival of the Brownlee brothers the popularity of triathlon has exploded. The number of people now taking part in the sport has grown by almost 40 percent since 2014 and almost half of these are women. Despite having a reputation for being only for the toughest of athletes, triathlon… Read More Think triathlon is for the toughest of the tough – you’re wrong.