Category: Triathlon

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...

Hilariously trounced in the swimming pool! 0

Hilariously trounced in the swimming pool!

So I had not been swimming for more than a year. I prefer to run, cycle, walk and do pretty much any other exercise – rather than getting in a cold pool to swim...

Tri the Loch Lomond Triathlon 0

Tri the Loch Lomond Triathlon

The Lomond Masters Triathlon Club is calling for all triathletes, whether beginner or experienced, to give their Loch Lomond Triathlon a “tri” on July 14. With a unique claim to fame, the Loch Lomond...

Sports armband for iPhone to give away! 0

Sports armband for iPhone to give away!

I have skinny arms. And I hate things to jiggle when I run. So what? Well, I am going to write about a carrier for an iPod music player that actually stays in place...

Solo running v running together 1

Solo running v running together

My tri club friend Animal Magic says she struggles to find the motivation to run or cycle unless she’s planned to go out with other people. Other people I know only like to run...

The agony of the return sports session 0

The agony of the return sports session

The “return” sports session, especially after months away, is always so tough. I was reminded of this fact on Tuesday when I returned to the Glasgow Triathlon Club swimming session after a gap of...

Andy plans epic cycle to Istanbul 0

Andy plans epic cycle to Istanbul

It’s great to hear about other people’s outdoor sporting achievements and goals. I “met” Andy Fallon on Twitter. His tweets about an epic cycling challenge sounded interesting. Here’s his story. Andy is 45 and...