Absolute Summer Camp

Not long now until we are back in Morzine for our 2 week summer camp. This year we have a big group coming out and a diverse group but it should make it fun as well as some hard training. We have athletes from the West Midlands Regional Academy, our very our Tri Club Academy, […]

Coaching made easy

As coaches at Absolute Tri we spent a lot of time putting a plan together that will perfectly fit our athletes goals, lifestyle, work and training history so that they will hopefully achieve what it is from the sport whether they are elite, age group or just starting out. Below is a race report from […]

A coach’s view of the weekend of racing

Last weekend saw Absolute Tri athletes race not just at various locations around the UK but also in Europe. Our elite junior Jimmy Kershaw, along with some other elite juniors raced in Vienna at a Junior ETU race. Along with some BTF coaching staff (including myself) the trip was fly in, race and fly out […]

One of our newest athletes reflecting on another race in the long journey

Race Preparation: Really solid. Tapering week quite light due to timing of when I could get certain sessions in due to work etc. Training is still largely base-building i.e. not race pace which resulted in the race being very comfortable in terms of completing distances etc. Day immediately prior to the race – Friday – […]

Nottingham Sprint Tri – May 2015 – race report

Race report: With the benefit of a reasonable start I managed to enjoy a nice lie in and a good breakfast we arrived at the lake in good time, it felt windy though. Having affixed the tattoo race numbers and got my kit from the car headed down to rack, joined the big queue and […]

Last of our race reports from last weekend.

This athlete has only been with us for 6 to 8 weeks and this race was added so we could benchmark where the athlete is and therefore shape the next few months of training Race Preparation: Sunday prior to the event had a recurrence of a strained right hamstring. Attended physiotherapy on Tuesday which went […]

Race report which shows the importance of goal setting

What’s interesting about this race report was that the athlete not only beat their previous time on this course by 11 minutes but was also quicker that what they predicted in the lead up to the race, however, after the race and until the coach and the athlete had discussed it the athlete was disappointed. […]

Race report from one of our New athletes – St Neots Sprint Triathlon

After a good parkrun and a 9 mile TT I was feeling a bit more confident after the setback with illness a couple of weeks ago. The morning was looking good for racing with just a light breeze, a pleasant change after a blustery day before. Having stood around for a while was quite glad […]

15 Questions with Jimmy Kershaw

1) Morzine or Spain? Morzine 2) Energy Bar or Flapjack? Flapjack 3) Swim, Bike or Run? Bike 4) Legs: Shaved, Waxed or Hairy? Shaved 5) Training: in a group or on your own? On my own 6) Climbing bike or Aerobike? Climbing bike 7) Training or Competing? Competing 8) Favourite Race: Switzerland, France or Turkey? […]