As promised in my post about what to put in your Olympic calendar this is a post on your Paralympic calendar. We have a fantastic GB Paralympic team which will make this 2016 Games extremely exciting but to add to that, Triathlon is making its Paralympic debut in Rio this year. I think that this is a real triumph for the success of Triathlon as a whole. Especially as the Olympic Triathlon has only been included in the last 4 Olympics, since the Sydney 2000…

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So it’s now minus 100 days until the 2016 Olympics starts in Rio, Brazil and I cannot believe it’s nearly 4 years since that Super Saturday. In 2012 I was given the opportunity to work on the 2012 Olympic Games in London and it was an experience I will never forget. It was absolutely fantastic the atmosphere around the games was incredible and wow how hard we worked to make sure it was the best experience for everyone involved. I…

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Sunday afternoon and what else is there to do but book yourself and your partner a place on the Ironman 70.3 in Austria over your birthday weekend? This is not a decision I have taken lightly. Ever since I took part in my first sprint triathlon it has been the big goal to accomplish the IRONMAN distance. I have always said to myself that I would complete an Ironman by my 30th year. At present I seem to be on track…

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The night before a race I gather up my triathlon kit like a little ritual to ensure I have all the essentials. Now depending on whether you are a beginner or pro there will be some differences (mainly in £££) but the bare essentials will be the same. I have split this triathlon check list into 4 parts; swim, bike, run & transition area. I have indicated which ones are essential with a ✓ . I have substituted various items as I…

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This is my very first post so be kind. I take part in triathlon, I must be out of my mind. Now triathlon consists of three sports; swimming, cycling and running. I took part in my first triathlon in 2011, the London Virgin Active Triathlon. This included a 750m open water River Thames swim, 20km bike ride and a 5km run. It was hard but I had also trained like crazy. Due to it being my first ever triathlon I have…

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