By Head Coach Phil Murphy

It is 4.30am and I am on a plane back from South Africa and the Ironman 70.3 World Champs, the child behind me has just kicked my seat for the six hundredth time so I give up trying to sleep and start to reflect on what was nearly the Big performance I am seeking in this sport. With 7km to go I was still on the podium in the most competitive event of the year but I couldn’t hang on. I don’t wallow in self-pity, my brain simply starts to work out how to finish it off better next time. What went right, what went wrong and most importantly how am I going to come back stronger. All I know for now is that I won’t be doing this alone but it will be me that has to take the lead on it……….so, how can you go about setting yourself up for success in this way? Read More

Dean Golba took up the sport 14 months ago as a Triathlon “newbie”. This is a really in-depth story but to anyone wondering how to get good, fast, then this is a fantastic review of a first season becoming a real athlete.

North West Triathlon 2017 – the start of the journey

A year go, I would’ve never pictured my life the way it is now.

Count back 14 months ago, I entered my first sprint triathlon. My colleague asked if I fancied trying a triathlon with her and I thought, well why not, I’ve always loved being in water and swimming, I have a road bike and I’ve been doing a bit of running on and off now for a couple of years. Read More

It’s been 5 weeks since my AG World title win in South Africa. Deciding to take my Elite/Pro Licence was a big decision but one I needed to do to really see what I could do in the sport before age really does catch up with me. Rather than waiting 6 months for the new season to start and wondering whether I had made the right decision I decided to go all in for one last race just to get a feel of what this really is all about. Read More