I have been trying to find some plastic free or at least more environmentally friendly alternatives to reduce the amount of plastic products I use when training especially out on my bike. The first product I found was a protein shake for post exercise recovery. I usually buy a large container of High5 vanilla and banana but that’s a large plastic container. I love the taste of it and although I buy it in bulk I thought that I could…

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Yesterday I took part in the London Triathlon for my 3rd time. The London Triathlon was the first triathlon I ever participated in back in 2011 where I took part in the Sprint distance on the Saturday. One of the best things about the London Tri is that there are loads of beginners so if it’s your first one you’re in good company. Distances: Super Sprint (400m, 10km, 2.5km), Sprint (750m, 20km, 5km), Olympic (1500m, 40km, 10km) and Olympic Plus…

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Henley on Thames is famous for a few reasons, one is the Regatta but the other is definitely the swimming. The most famous being the Henley Classic a 2.1km upstream swim where swimmers arrive in the dark, walk to the start as the sunrises and the first wave are led by torch carriers. The Thames Marathon a 14km event is also hosted at Henley as well as Club to Pub a 1.5km evening swim from Henley Rowing Club to the…

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I recently injured my foot which meant I had to stop running, now for some people that would be rather distressing, but I am not the biggest fan of running. During my physio treatment I decided to get a Run Fit Assessment as I had never had a run fit before except a basic gait test/shoe fit. I have the London Triathlon in July and if I am about to start running again I thought it would be best to…

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Today’s blog post has a few hints and tips when getting in the water. I have aimed this more towards lake/river swimming. If however you swim in the sea I would definitely recommend a safety buoy to keep you really visible and an extra helping hand but remember it is not a guarantee, swim within your own abilities. If you want some help on what to do if you get in trouble in open water head to the RNLI website…

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