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  • Mountain triathlete Chris Stirling signs up for Braveheart

    Mountain triathlete Chris Stirling signs up for Braveheart

    1st September 2016

      Chris Stirling is a 34 year old triathlete based in Ambleside, in the Lake District. He works full time in the Climbers’ Shop and loves the mountains “I sensibly chose to race the Celtman Extreme as my first triathlon…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: 3 Weeks To Go

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: 3 Weeks To Go

    29th August 2016

    3 weeks to go The Weekly Plan This week’s sessions focus in on the race by practising pace in the swim, hills on the run, running off the bike. Make sure you practise race day nutrition and hydration during the bike and run…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: week four

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: week four

    22nd August 2016

    4 weeks to go The Weekly Plan Check bike tyres and replace if they have signs of wear and cuts and get bike serviced. Note, by now you’ll know if you’re stronger on one discipline than the other, and so you…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: week five

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: week five

    14th August 2016

    The Weekly Plan: Last Long distance training week: Increase endurance before final four weeks race pace efforts. Swim *Swimming pool or open water swim workout. Recreational Aim to swim non-stop 2,300m avoid starting too fast and increase pace for final 200m. Competitive Aim…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s Key Training Sessions: Week Six

    Mark Kleanthous’s Key Training Sessions: Week Six

    8th August 2016

    The Weekly Plan: *Swim  Aim to complete 5 x 500m at goal Braveheart race pace, with the following recovery: Recreational Pan 90 seconds recovery between each 500M rep. Competitive Plan 25 seconds recovery between each 500M rep.  *Bike  Aim to climb 300m,…

  • MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY TRAINING SESSIONS: WEEK 7

    MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY TRAINING SESSIONS: WEEK 7

    1st August 2016

    7 weeks to go (1/8/16) With less than two months to go until the big day, we’re in the midst of hard training. This week’s key training sessions from coach Mark Kleanthous are hard work, with great rewards. The Weekly Plan: This week you…

  • MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 8

    MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 8

    25th July 2016

    8 weeks to go (25/7/16) Here’s some more key training sessions to help get you round, or be competitive, from coach Mark Kleanthous. The Weekly Plan: If you’re racing this week listen to your body and avoid training efforts more than…

  • MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 9

    MARK KLEANTHOUS’S KEY SESSIONS: WEEK 9

    20th July 2016

    9 weeks to go (18/7/16) Here’s some more key training sessions to help get you round, or be competitive, from coach Mark Klenathous. The Weekly Plan: If you’re racing this week listen to your body and leave out intensity. *Swim one…

  • From Runner to Triathlete: my 10 rules to get me to Ben Nevis

    From Runner to Triathlete: my 10 rules to get me to Ben Nevis

    18th July 2016

    I’m beginning to like this triathlon game and to think of myself as a triathlete. After years of knocking out marathons and doing the miles, I started to feel a bit stale and experienced a two year-lull: tiredness increased, speed decreased.…

  • Taking on the Ben: The Run Section

    Taking on the Ben: The Run Section

    14th July 2016

    4 Facts you need to know On race day you will climb a total of 1341M (4,400ft) and descend the same amount. Check out the profile here. You will run a total of 19.91KM (12.3 miles). The first and last…