For the non-triathlete, Ironman (or long distance triathlon) combines the three disciplines of Swim, Bike, Run. They cover distances of 3.8km Swim, 180km Bike and 26.6km of running. They are performed consecutively on one day without stopping and with just a short transition period between each and must be completed within 17 hours to qualify as Ironman status.

Sounds impossible doesn’t it? However just in Europe alone you’ll find approx. 36,000 very normal, amateur athletes line up to that start line with the hopes of hitting the magic red carpet & the finish line to the words of “You are an Ironman”. Read More

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