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? […]

Family Triathlon Training Camps in Morzine, France

Absolute Triathlon Coaching are thrilled to announce two inaugural family training camps in Morzine, France during the summer of 2015. The aims of the triathlon training camps are multi-faceted and will appeal to families who are already proficient in the sport of triathlon as well as families wishing to experience a triathlon training camp for […]