Training

  • 3 KEY BIKE SESSIONS FOR THE HILLS OF THE HIGHLANDS

    3 KEY BIKE SESSIONS FOR THE HILLS OF THE HIGHLANDS

    10th August 2017

    The Ben Nevis Triathlon bike route takes in some solid climbs on good roads. Here are three British Cycling training sessions which will give you the confidence to tackle the climbs and distance. For all sets do a warm up…

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 30-MINUTE TRAINING WINDOW

    THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 30-MINUTE TRAINING WINDOW

    9th August 2017

    Science in Sport performance nutritionist, Ted Munson, shares the science behind your post training protein When in training for a triathlon, it’s essential to get your nutrition right in the 30-minutes after exercise, so you can feel the benefits in…

  • 5 Tips to Strengthen Your Hill Running

    5 Tips to Strengthen Your Hill Running

    20th July 2017

    Runner, adventurer and triathlete Sean McFarlane gives his advice to those looking to improve their hill training… [1] Core Yes, we’ve all heard it before. But you do really need to strengthen your core if you want to master hill…

  • DON’T JUST SWIM IN CIRCLES

    DON’T JUST SWIM IN CIRCLES

    13th June 2017

    Without the structure of a 25m pool or tri coach, it’s easy for your stroke to stagnate. Follow these three drills via triradar.com, from Berkshire Tri Club Coach, Ian Lee-Emery, to keep your open-water training focused. If there is a…

  • Open Water Swimming Tips

    Open Water Swimming Tips

    10th May 2017

    Sean McFarlane explains some easy ways of getting into open water swimming or ‘wild swimming’, and seeing progress quickly… Open water and wild swimming is one of the fastest growing activities in the UK and with good reason. Charging into…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: RACE WEEK

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: RACE WEEK

    12th September 2016

    Race Week We’re finally here! It’s race week. Make sure you eat well, get lots of sleep and stay hydrated. Get final bag packing and travel plans in place early in the week. This week it’s all easy and short…

  • Chris Stirling’s Race Day Tips

    Chris Stirling’s Race Day Tips

    6th September 2016

    Extreme Triathlete Chris Stirling has some last minute tips for anyone brave enough to take on the 2016 Braveheart 70.3 triathlon next week “There’s no doubt that the Braveheart Ben Nevis Triathlon is a very different challenge to your normal 70.3 triathlon.…

  • Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: the last 2 weeks

    Mark Kleanthous’s key training sessions: the last 2 weeks

    5th September 2016

    Last week and this week is about consolidation and taking time to taper to absorb all the hard training you’ve done – and ensure you’re fully rested for the day. This week is also about ‘sharpening up’, with a swim and…

  • 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…