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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....

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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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Lanza Training Camps 2019

Posted on 19 September 2018

It's that time of year again! Time to book your place on one of our...

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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...

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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,...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Race report: Ironman Barcelona

Posted on 16 October 2017

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

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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...

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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.

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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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Stretching

Posted on 21 June 2017

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

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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...

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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 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...

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Turbo Time

Posted on 01 March 2018

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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