Category: Triathlon

Countdown to my first World Champs Triathlon qualifier 0

Countdown to my first World Champs Triathlon qualifier

Every time I think about the Nottingham Sprint Triathlon this Saturday (June 1) my stomach turns over. I have been training towards this date for more than six months but nerves always get the...

My first taste of aero bars 0

My first taste of aero bars

Most people will be thinking mint, orange or original chocolate flavour? My sporty pals will know what I’m about to write about! Yesterday, I attached aerodynamic bars (to give them the long name) to...

GTC athletes at the Bute Triathlon 2013 0

GTC athletes at the Bute Triathlon 2013

The weather could have been worse, but only if it had been mid-winter. Yet the organisers and entrants of the Bute Triathlon 2013 steadfastly smiled in the face of the torrential rain and cold....

My transition to ‘pro’ triathlon transitions 0

My transition to ‘pro’ triathlon transitions

Triathletes who have their cycle shoes clipped on to their pedals in transition are pros. Well, that’s what I thought. I know some of my friends dabble with this alleged time-saving technique and I’ve...

When the going gets tough – speak to your coach 0

When the going gets tough – speak to your coach

As many of you will know I have set myself a challenge this year. I am trying (I still find it hilarious to think about!) to qualify for the World Age Group Triathlon Championship....

The benefits of a sports coach 0

The benefits of a sports coach

I am not rich and I don’t have huge sporting aspirations but I have found that spending a few hard earned pennies on a  triathlon coach is very much worth the money. My coach...

Recovery: Post-triathlon training camp and a little swim 0

Recovery: Post-triathlon training camp and a little swim

As I wrote when I was in at Playitas on Fuerteventura in the Canaries with the Glasgow Triathlon Club, normal can mean something very different. A normal day on a triathlon training camp included an hour’s...

When ‘normal’ means something very different! On holiday with the tri club… 0

When ‘normal’ means something very different! On holiday with the tri club…

“Normal” goes out of the window on a Glasgow Triathlon Club training camp week. Instead of the normal rain, cold and darkness of winter Scotland, we enjoy hours of sunshine and warmth in the...

Isle of Bute Triathlon 0

Isle of Bute Triathlon

I have heard so many good things about the Isle of Bute Triathlon. My Glasgow Triathlon pals have often made the trip to this west coast Scottish island to take part in the sprint...

To go short or longer, that is the question for my triathlon pals 0

To go short or longer, that is the question for my triathlon pals

As some people might know, I have thrown myself into a year of triathlons. Having only ever completed in a handful of sprint triathlons and one standard (Olympic-distance) triathlon in my eight-year career as...