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Training AND racing during a pandemic

Posted on 10 September 2020

Let's face it, most of us will be glad to see the back of 2020,...

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Get organised with Kitbrix!

Posted on 06 April 2020

Here at Triathlon Coaching UK, we know how important it is for triathletes to have...

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Recipe: Herb Marinated Feta & Pepper Couscous

Posted on 03 April 2020

This herb marinated feta and pepper couscous recipe from our resident nutritionist and founder of...


Lanza 2020 training camp: review

Posted on 31 March 2020

Thinking of taking part in our annual Lanza training camps next year? Experienced triathlete Ed...

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#StayHome bodyweight exercises for all

Posted on 27 March 2020

Got 25 minutes spare? Have a go at Coach Matt and Poppy's bodyweight exercises!

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Coach Hannah's on board!

Posted on 09 December 2019

We’re delighted to welcome Hannah Vaughan to the TCUK coaching team for 2020.

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Race report: IM Barcelona 2019

Posted on 18 November 2019

With 15 years of competing in triathlon under his belt, and making it to his...

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New kit design is here

Posted on 12 November 2019

Stop what you're doing and take a look at our brand new kit design for...

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Race report: Ironman Switzerland 2019

Posted on 12 August 2019

Turning 40 proved to be a turning point in #TeamTCUK athlete, Sandra Hunter's triathlon career:...

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Race report: Outlaw Half Holkham 2019

Posted on 29 July 2019

After his 15-year old son, Jack, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain infection, #TeamTCUK athlete Dan Faulkner...

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Race report: taking on Challenge Roth!

Posted on 16 July 2019

After completing IM Barcelona and IM Zurich, #TeamTCUK athlete, Alison Lamputt, was looking for her...

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Race report: DATEV Challenge Roth 2019

Posted on 15 July 2019

One of the greatest long distance triathlons in the world, Challenge Roth sells out in...

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It's good to be different!

Posted on 08 May 2019

As triathletes we're always on the hunt for the most comfortable kit that not only...

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Recipe: Turmeric, sweetcorn and sweet potato burgers

Posted on 30 April 2019

Turmeric has long been used in Indian medicine as a treatment for inflammatory diseases such...

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Lanza 2019: it's a wrap!

Posted on 30 April 2019

Missing the team already!! Thanks to everyone who attended. We had two fantastic camps at...

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Bodyweight circuit for triathletes

Posted on 18 February 2019

Try this bodyweight circuit, anytime, anywhere! If you're working away from home and can't access...

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Don't forget your flip flops!

Posted on 01 February 2019

The first rule of triathlon: you can never have too much kit! The second rule:...

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Ready to train over Christmas?

Posted on 24 December 2018

With Christmas week now upon us, you're probably wondering how on earth you're going to juggle...


True reflections or a catalogue of disasters?

Posted on 10 December 2018

It's all too easy to remember how good it feels when you cross the finish...

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Post-training nutrition: how to get it just right!

Posted on 30 November 2018

Just completed a training session? Now's the time to refuel and here's why.

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S&C sessions: a vital element of triathlon training

Posted on 19 November 2018

Want to train with more consistency? Strength and conditioning exercises are the answer!

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Fuelling during training

Posted on 12 November 2018

Fuelling during training: why is it so important? Coach James outlines the many reasons why...

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Why do we perform FTP tests?

Posted on 02 November 2018

Coach James explains everything you need to know about FTP tests!

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Planning your 'A' race

Posted on 15 October 2018

It's October and many athletes are looking at races for next year. Coach and co-founder...

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Race report: IM 70.3 World Championships, South Africa

Posted on 25 September 2018

Our very own 'pocket rocket' and resident vet, Jo Sutton, is a huge triathlon talent....

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Race report: IM Vichy

Posted on 10 September 2018

After smashing his way through IM70.3 Elsinore earlier this season, #TeamTCUK athlete Vilhelm Sundström set...


Race report: IM70.3 Cairns

Posted on 29 August 2018

Dodging crocodiles and killer jellyfish, climbing hills on the big ring and smashing a half...

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How to be a vet AND a triathlete!

Posted on 29 July 2018

Most of our #TeamTCUK athletes work full-time and more than understand the difficulties of balancing...

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Race report: IM 70.3 Staffordshire 2018

Posted on 25 July 2018

After an hour's delay to the start due to thick fog, #TeamTCUK athlete Mike Senior...

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Race report: Royal Windsor Triathlon

Posted on 17 July 2018

With “super support from crowds” #TeamTCUK athlete, John Percy, describes Windsor triathlon as a real...

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Morzine training camp review: back for more!

Posted on 06 July 2018

#TeamTCUK QoM and AG-winning triathlete, Jo Sutton, headed to Morzine at the beginning of June...

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Teaming up with dhb to offer iron distance race tips

Posted on 28 June 2018

Back in April we were approached by the team at dhb, Wiggle’s own clothing brand,...


Fly, Train, Sleep, Repeat!

Posted on 29 May 2018

Most of us have to juggle our weekly training sessions around work. Trying to complete...

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TCUK affiliated to Cycling Time Trials (CTT)

Posted on 23 April 2018

Fancy having a go at a cycling time trial? TCUK coach, triathlete and cycling supremo,...

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Lanza training camp review

Posted on 26 March 2018

Ever thought about taking part in a #TeamTCUK training camp and wondered just what's involved?...


Branded hoodies are here!

Posted on 09 February 2018

After exploring lots of different suppliers over the last few months, we’ve agreed a deal...


Are body composition scales useful for triathletes?

Posted on 29 January 2018

Traditional bathroom scales are great for showing us how much we weigh but is it...

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Get your nutrition back on track

Posted on 23 January 2018

What did you have for breakfast this morning? What are you planning on eating for...

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Posted on 03 January 2018

We're absolutely delighted to be working with Meridian Foods this year. And if you love...

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The countdown to Morzine is on!

Posted on 08 December 2017

TCUK are returning to Morzine for our third year in 2018! This small town situated...


Training with a hangover: yes or no?

Posted on 04 December 2017

With the festive period creeping up on us and the steady stream of Christmas parties...

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A runaway success

Posted on 28 November 2017

Our very first run technique coaching workshop on Saturday 18th November was a huge success...

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FTP test results: how did Nick get on?

Posted on 15 November 2017

FTP test part 2! How did #TeamTCUK athlete Nick Welch get on? Will he still be able...

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Were you ever taught to run properly?

Posted on 10 November 2017

TCUK is proud to announce a run technique session with ‘The Running Coach’ - Chris Adams...

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Nutrition course gets Tony back on track

Posted on 31 October 2017

Earlier this year, #TeamTCUK athlete Tony Hunt signed up for our six-week nutrition course run...

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In praise of the humble omelette

Posted on 27 October 2017

#TeamTCUK nutritionist and personal trainer, Jon Hodgkinson, makes a pretty mean omelette. In this post...

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Sun, sea, sand, repeat...

Posted on 23 October 2017

As we head into the winter months, here in the northern hemisphere at least (zip...


Take time to assess

Posted on 23 October 2017

Autumn and winter months are the perfect time to take a step back and analyse...

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Recipe: Salmon Burger with Green Bean Quinoa

Posted on 18 October 2017

#TeamTCUK's nutritionist, Jon Hodgkinson, has devised this recipe for delicious salmon burgers with green bean...


Race report: Cotswold 226 long distance triathlon

Posted on 17 October 2017

Battling the elements and the urge to chase down fellow competitors on the bike leg,...


Race report: Ironman Barcelona

Posted on 16 October 2017

#TeamTCUK athlete Laura Swanton chose IM Barcelona for her full distance début and it definitely...


An introduction to the Time Trial - The Race of Truth

Posted on 03 October 2017

Ever thought about taking part in a time trial? #TeamTCUK coach, Ady Dench, offers his...


Race report: IM70.3 Dublin

Posted on 14 September 2017

#TeamTCUK Jo Sutton storms her way to an AG win at IM70.3 Dublin taking in...

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Race Report: Ironman 70.3 Vichy

Posted on 02 September 2017

Team TCUK athlete Ben Carter gives his account of a great performance at Ironman 70.3...

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Watt Bike Assessments

Posted on 25 August 2017

The Watt Bike assessment includes an analysis of your pedal stroke efficiency as well as...

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Race report: Hathersage Hilly

Posted on 24 August 2017

Experienced runner, Isabelle Pound, chose Sheffield Triathlon's famous 'Hathersage Hilly' triathlon as her first ever...

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Turbo temptation

Posted on 31 July 2017

Having had his hopes for an early British summer dashed by recent snowfall here in...

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An introduction to run drills

Posted on 31 July 2017

Matt Sanderson explains why run drills are included in all of TCUK's training programmes.


Race report: Janosik – Slovak Xtreme Triathlon 2016

Posted on 07 July 2017

Craig Dring and his support team, Kate Simpson and Mike Harper, take on the brutal...

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Nutrition success

Posted on 07 July 2017

#TeamTCUK athlete and Ironman, John Lamb, tells us about how working with our nutritionist, Jon...

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Improving your triathlon swim

Posted on 03 July 2017

At TCUK our swim programmes focus on 3 important areas. Firstly we want to help...

Your new training partner – The Heart Rate Monitor

Posted on 21 June 2017

There is much debate as to the use of heart rate monitors in triathlon –...

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Periodisation of Training

Posted on 21 June 2017

There are a number of variables that need to be considered when you begin your...

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Off Season Training

Posted on 21 June 2017

After a long hard season it is important to take a mental and physical break...

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Posted on 21 June 2017

For a muscle to contract it must first lengthen...

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Mobilise, activate and strengthen: bodyweight session number 4!

Posted on 13 April 2020

Your favourite bodyweight session duo - Matt and Poppy - have put together a new...

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#TeamTCUK Zwift Group Rides

Posted on 03 April 2020

Our newly launched Zwift Group Rides are proving really popular, thanks to everyone who has joined...

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Matt & Poppy's step workout!

Posted on 03 April 2020

Fresh from their appearance on the international fitness stage, Matt and Poppy (and Ruby!) are...

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15 minute tempo bodyweight exercises

Posted on 27 March 2020

Coach Matt and Poppy are back! They've created another bodyweight training session but this time...

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NEW: Active Root GelMix

Posted on 19 February 2020

As big fans of Active Root's Ginger-based sports drink sachets, we're excited to try their...

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Recipe: Soy & Garlic Salmon Stir Fry

Posted on 05 December 2019

This delicious fish-based dish from Jon at Real Food Func is perfect as a post...

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Lanza 2020 training camp dates announced!

Posted on 18 November 2019

Bring on some sunshine! Time to book your place on one of our Lanza training...

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Race report: Escape from Alcatraz

Posted on 05 November 2019

When #TeamTCUK athlete, Anna Best, won her age group at the London triathlon in 2018,...

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How to train for an Ironman when you work on an oil rig!

Posted on 05 August 2019

Taking on the challenge of a full distance triathlon is hard enough when you work...

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Recipe: Tarragon Chicken & Greens

Posted on 23 July 2019

Our resident nutritionist and founder of Real Food Func, Jon Hodgkinson, has created a delicious...

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#TeamTCUK stay safe in the Alpine sun

Posted on 15 July 2019

Sun protection is an essential piece of any triathlete's kit for outdoor training sessions and...

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What's the difference between a sports drink and a recovery drink?

Posted on 07 June 2019

Good question! Over to Jon Hodgkinson, founder of Real Food Function and our resident nutritionist here...

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Bring on the cols!

Posted on 30 April 2019

We are going back to Morzine for the fourth year as we have become somewhat...

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Ironman training: have I done enough?

Posted on 30 April 2019

Within the final weeks of training in the lead up to an Ironman, many athletes...

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How to do a race recce

Posted on 30 April 2019

With the 2019 race season now open, it’s time to start thinking about planning a...

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Zone 2 training - why is it so important?

Posted on 12 February 2019

Your weekly training plan will always include Zone 2 training sessions (they're the ones in...

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Your guide to hydration

Posted on 14 January 2019

Staying hydrated is such an important part of triathlon training and racing. Making sure you...

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The Importance of Sleep

Posted on 14 December 2018

Most triathletes lead very busy lives. Juggling work, family, friends and social commitments around your...

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Recipe: Pork Meatball & Chickpea Tagine

Posted on 05 December 2018

It's cold, it's wet, it's December! Training during the winter months can be tough but...

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The benefits of training at your 'sweet spot'

Posted on 23 November 2018

Wondering what 'sweet spot' training is and how it can benefit you? Coach James explains...

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Race report: 2018 Ibiza ETU Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships

Posted on 16 November 2018

The weather was against every athlete at this year's ETU Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships....


Physio Insight: shoulder impingement

Posted on 06 November 2018

Sarah Crisp, resident #TeamTCUK physiotherapist, talks about shoulder impingement and what you can do about...

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Marathons: good or bad for Iron distance race prep?

Posted on 26 October 2018

Thinking of racing Iron distance in 2019? Wondering whether adding a marathon to your early...

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The habit of consistency

Posted on 05 October 2018

#TeamTCUK co-founder and coach, James Pryke, offers his expert advice on how to keep consistent...

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Race report: IM Hamburg

Posted on 13 September 2018

If you're considering racing IM Hamburg next year, take some time out to read #TeamTCUK...

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Beware: Iron distance racing may be addictive!

Posted on 04 September 2018

After taking part in two half Ironman races, #TeamTCUK athlete, Juliet Starbuck, made the move...

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Race report: The London Triathlon

Posted on 28 August 2018

London calling! #TeamTCUK athlete, Anna Best, chose the London Triathlon as her 'A' race for...

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Recipe: BBQ Bean & Sweet Potato Hash

Posted on 25 July 2018

Corned Beef Hash was something of a staple in our resident nutritionist, Jon Hodgkinson's, kitchen...

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Run faster for just £40!

Posted on 24 July 2018

Time and time again we come across triathletes who have spent small fortunes on improving...

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Race report IM70.3 Edinburgh

Posted on 11 July 2018

#TeamTCUK athlete, Niall Duncan, took part in the second ever IM70.3 Edinburgh. Well prepared for...

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The winning edge

Posted on 02 July 2018

Back in September last year we ran a competition with 220 Triathlon magazine to celebrate...

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Race report: IM70.3 Elsinore

Posted on 20 June 2018

After working with coach Ady Dench, #TeamTCK athlete, Vilhelm Sundström, had a great race at...

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New date for run coaching seminars

Posted on 15 May 2018

Following on from the hugely successful run coaching seminar that Chris 'The Running Coach' Adams...

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Nailing your open water swim: our top 10 tips

Posted on 16 April 2018

With the weather (finally!) warming up here in the UK, many of you will be...


Turbo Time

Posted on 01 March 2018

Don't let bad weather get in the way of your winter training. Follow #TeamTCUK coach...


Cold hands, warm heart

Posted on 31 January 2018

Winter training here in the UK can be pretty miserable. Dark nights, dark mornings and...

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Happy Peanut Butter Day!

Posted on 24 January 2018

It’s Peanut Butter Day and to celebrate, with the help of our friends at Meridian...


Get race ready with #TeamTCUK kit

Posted on 05 January 2018

It's time to get your hands on your #TeamTCUK kit for the 2018 race season...


Race report: Ironman Cozumel 2017

Posted on 11 December 2017

A non-wetsuit swim in clear, warm water and a perfectly executed race plan saw #TeamTCUK...


Group ride etiquette

Posted on 06 December 2017

As triathletes, many of us are also members of cycling clubs where the 'club run'...

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Just when they thought it was all over...

Posted on 04 December 2017

After completing what they thought was their 12th and final IM70.3 UK race in Exmoor...

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The Glutes - a pain in the bum!

Posted on 17 November 2017

The majority of people who have been to see a physiotherapist with a lower back...

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What is an FTP test?

Posted on 14 November 2017

Ever wondered what an FTP test (functional threshold power) involves and how it can help...

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Planning for your first triathlon

Posted on 09 November 2017

Planning to complete a challenge in a swim event, a bike event or a run...

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Race report: Challenge Mallorca 2017

Posted on 31 October 2017

From arriving at 1am on the morning of the race (thanks Monarch Airlines!) to cutting...

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Body weight circuit for triathletes

Posted on 26 October 2017

#TeamTCUK coach and co-founder, Matt Sanderson, demonstrates a quick fire set of exercises that you...

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Physiotherapy: prevention and rehabilitation

Posted on 23 October 2017

Sadly most triathletes are accustomed to injury; whether it be a sprained ankle on a...

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Run technique coaching: group session

Posted on 20 October 2017

Were you ever taught how to run? For most TCUK athletes the answer is no!...

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Race report: IM Switzerland, Zurich 2017

Posted on 18 October 2017

After uttering the words: "never again!" following IM Vichy in 2016, #TeamTCUK coach and athlete,...

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Guest blog post: 'Buzzing about Triathlon' by Amelia Pearson

Posted on 16 October 2017

For the last two summers #TeamTCUK athletes have descended on the beautiful town of Morzine...


Race report: Challenge Almere-Amsterdam

Posted on 06 October 2017

A rough swim, a puncture and heavy rain didn't stop #TeamTCUK athlete, Nikki Sommers, grabbing...

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Let's go off-road

Posted on 29 September 2017

Over the last few weeks, our regular Tuesday night run club runners have been taking...


Race report: Matlock Sprint Triathlon

Posted on 04 September 2017

Organised by Matlock Athletic Club, the Matlock Triathlon is a popular race with both new...

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Personalised nutrition for knowledge-hungry athletes

Posted on 30 August 2017

Learn how to conquer the most confusing part of your training for improved performance, recovery...


Biomechanical Screening

Posted on 25 August 2017

It is believed up to 65% of injuries stem from the pelvis and spine. As...

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Race report: Midnight Man

Posted on 22 August 2017

#TeamTCUK athlete, Jonathan Chambers, gives his report of a half ironman distance race with a...

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Swim drills: Kick on Side

Posted on 31 July 2017

This particular swim drill will help you to develop good alignment and prepare you for...

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Race report: IM70.3 UK, Staffordshire

Posted on 29 July 2017

I started training for Ironman Staffordshire back in November. That’s seven months from race day...

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DNF - focusing on the positives

Posted on 07 July 2017

DNF (Did Not Finish) - the three letters we absolutely never, ever want to see...

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Race report: Outlaw Half Holkham 2017

Posted on 07 July 2017

#TeamTCUK athlete, Tom Austen, gives his personal account of Outlaw Half Holkham 2017, a race...

Over Distance Training

Posted on 21 June 2017

We encourage all our athletes to ask questions relating to their training schedules. We find...

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Comprehensive and Bespoke Training programme

Posted on 21 June 2017

As an athlete with TriathlonCoaching.uk.com you have access to the most comprehensive triathlon training programmes...

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Injury Prevention exercises

Posted on 21 June 2017

Unfortunately many triathletes don't make the times they hope for in races and in some...

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Strength and Conditioning Training

Posted on 21 June 2017

Many triathletes endure hour after hour of swim, bike and run training but often neglect...

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Muscle Imbalance and compensations

Posted on 21 June 2017

If one muscle is overactive and tight another is underactive and weak