Race Report – Hilpolsteiner Duathlon

This was supposed to be an ‘easy’ duathlon one considering it was just 8kms run, 30kms bike and 3kms run. Somehow however, things always get harder on the day. I had no plan except finishing but my mind had calculated a time around 1h55m. This was assuming a 5min/km for both runs and 30kms/h for […]

Race Report – Southwell Triathlon

Where do I start Southwell was my first ever triathlon back in 2013 it has an excellent course with a variety of hills to keep you interested. There was a good turn out from the club the weather was perfect for racing a fresh cool breeze to get the adrenalin pumping. At race side the […]

Race Report – Southwell Triathlon

After the highs of East Leake, it was time to knuckle down for triathlon number 2, the first of the East Midlands Sprint series and of course I have entered all three šŸ˜€ A few more swim sessions were needed to conquer the nerves from the first race, so I tried to fit these in […]

Give that boost to your race season by going on a Training Camp

With the race season in full swing and the summer looking like it might have arrived now is the time to think about adding a Training Camp to your training leading up to your big race of the year. Going on a camp gives you the chance not just to put a big week of […]

When East Meets West

On Wednesday April 6th, The West Midlands Academy met Absolute Tri… Here is are a few photos to show you what went down.  

Race Report – Anglian Water Duathlon

The run leg is a little undulating and despite recent rain, wasn’t too muddy (it didn’t warrant trail shoes). But the run distance was a little long (10.5k). It’s a fast run with fast runners and it pays to start somewhere near the front. Transition is very quick as its a small event (400 maybe?) […]

It’s not about the race time, it’s about the finishing smile…

As we approach race season the working hours of a full-time triathlon coach become ever the more squeezed as athletes of all ages and abilities are keen to review their winter training, re-assess their racing goals, talk through their nutrition and hydration, racing strategies etcetera etcetera etcetera… Being a female coach in a male dominant […]

Race Report – Longhorn 10k

I was looking for an early season race to see how my winter had been. It has been the first time I have been coached, so it has been a good winter…apart from the injury, that stuffed things up a bit. We were making some good progress when I did an OCR in October…it was […]

Race Report – Steinberger See Halb Marathonā€

First race of the season, first race in Germany. Steinberger See is a lake (‘See’ means lake in German) 1hr from Nuernberg and this half marathon is a out and back course on a road side path connecting Steinberger See and Murner See which is conveniently 10.6kms apart. It’s a very local race with only […]