Training

  • Taking on the Ben: The Run Section

    Taking on the Ben: The Run Section

    28th August 2019

    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…

  • Open Water Swimming Tips

    Open Water Swimming Tips

    10th May 2019

    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…

  • Tips on kit that you should consider for race day…

    Tips on kit that you should consider for race day…

    8th May 2019

    With only 100 days to go until this year’s Braveheart, here are some helpful tips on the kit that you should consider for race day. Swim A wetsuit of course is needed, but make sure it fits properly. Many people…

  • Braveheart Training Plan

    Braveheart Training Plan

    25th April 2019

    Braveheart Triathlon Training Programme Race date: 14th September 2019 This event is certainly a challenge, but with the right training, the pay off including the amazing scenery and sense of achievement is well worth the effort! This training plan assumes…

  • Don’t Forget About Hydration During Winter Training…

    Don’t Forget About Hydration During Winter Training…

    28th November 2018

    Written by Andy Blow for our Sister company, triradar.com Hydration is a hot topic every summer, when the warmer weather leads to increases in sweat rates which can make it tough to stay hydrated. However, because we train indoors more when it gets…

  • 1st Male Braveheart 2018, Iain Veitch’s Race Report

    1st Male Braveheart 2018, Iain Veitch’s Race Report

    18th October 2018

    The 2018 Braveheart male winner, Iain Veitch, shares his training techniques and race report with us… I actually did this race about 10 years previously when the bike was a MTB route. I did the half distance version and although…

  • Hill Climbing Made Easy

    Hill Climbing Made Easy

    24th July 2018

    It’s something we’ve all asked ourselves at the foot of yet another seemingly endless climb – should we sit or should we stand-up? And yet surprisingly few people know the answer. You’ll have noticed that some riders prefer to keep…

  • 3 KEY BIKE SESSIONS FOR THE HILLS OF THE HIGHLANDS

    3 KEY BIKE SESSIONS FOR THE HILLS OF THE HIGHLANDS

    10th July 2018

    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 June 2018

    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…