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  • 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…

  • Alister’s Update: Excited & nervous about taking on Ben Nevis

    Alister’s Update: Excited & nervous about taking on Ben Nevis

    1st September 2016

    Alister Brown, an age-grouper triathlete tells us how he’s prepared for the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon. “With just over two weeks to go until the Braveheart triathlon, I can feel Ben Nevis looming over me. I am rather excited –albeit nervous as…

  • 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…