During 2020 I saw many people take up new sports, especially to pass the time during the lockdown and subsequent summer and I have no doubt people will continue to relish the challenge of trying something new in 2021. Running, Cycling and Open Water Swimming are becoming more and more popular, and alongside this there maybe he temptation to dabble in triathlon. This is a comprehensive guide of all my top tips and insights to help get you started, keep you motivated and guide you through your first event (whenever these may return). I want to encourage more people to participate in triathlon and I especially want to empower more women to join me and toe the start line at multi sport events. I’m not a coach, or a super experienced athlete, I’m just a girl who gave it a go and fell in love with triathlon. … More A Beginner’s Guide to Triathlon
A triathlon suit or tri-suit is a multi-purpose piece of kit specifically designed for multi-sports. It has a material ideal for swimming, a small fitted chamois for cycling (wear it like cycling shorts without underwear) and is comfortable and versatile enough to run in. You can get tri-suits in short or longer sleeve versions, or even opt for two piece kits if the all in one look isn’t for you. So if you’re looking at investing in your first tri-suit or want some inspiration for your next purchase, i’ve rounded up my favourite tri-suits in this latest blog. … More My Top Picks: Women’s Tri Suits
If you’re now looking for your next challenge, or perhaps you want to try out a virtual race or virtual running, cycling or triathlon challenge, here are some of the FREE virtual races and challenges available this summer and beyond. … More FREE Virtual Running, Cycling, Triathlon Races and Challenges
Open water swimming is currently allowed in England with more and more people returning to the water or curious to make the transition from pool swimming to open water swimming. Read on for my top tips including finding open water swim venues, your first swim, swimming gear and post swim. … More Open Water Swimming: help, advice, kit and tips
Training for an event, whether this be a 10k, half marathon, marathon or triathlon can be a real rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. One training session can leave you feeling sky high, whilst another may bring you crashing down. Any training block which takes you out of your comfort zone offers challenges (but opportunities too). Whether you’re riding a training block rollercoaster or want to prepare yourself for the journey ahead, read on for my top strategies for dealing with the highs and lows of training for an event. … More Dealing with the highs and lows of training for an event
I’m absolutely loving my swimming during this half ironman training block. It is fantastic cross training, gets your heart rate up without the impact to your joints, helps build muscular strength and endurance, plus there is something about being in the water which makes you feel truly free. I’ve been sharing my swim progress on my instagram page and answering your questions along the way, here are some of the most recently asked swim Qs. … More Swimming tips: getting started and getting faster
Multi-sport events and triathlons are a fantastic way to up your fitness levels, vary your training and learn/perfect different skills. But they aren’t always the kindest to your bank balance and when I first started I was shocked costing everything up. However fear not, there certainly are work arounds to help save some pennies, break down barriers into multi-sports, after all who doesn’t love a bargain?
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On Sunday 15 September we headed to Dorney Lake to take part in the Season Finale Olympic Distance Triathlon hosted by Human Race Events. Dorney Lake offered the perfect end of season race with an iconic venue and flat course. … More Dorney Lake Season Finale Triathlon Review
I am absolutely delighted (and rather stunned) to announce that I have been nominated in the Inspirational Woman category Let’s Do This Challenge Awards powered by Runners World and Women’s Health. To simply be nominated is a huge honour, I know I won’t win but I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported me by voting so far! And if you’re yet to vote please do as voting closes on the 15th September! … More Thank you for your votes and support. What my recent nomination for the Let’s Do This Challenge Awards means to me…
So my first triathlon done and dusted. And yes, I’ve truly been bitten by the bug- the next one is already booked! I love swimming, I love cycling and I love running, so put these together and that’s a perfect combination for me. … More London Triathlon Race Recap: my first ever triathlon!