Norseman alternative race report

There’s more to life than triathlon, going fast on a bike or trying to win races. I have in the past been a scientist and very nearly became a musician at one stage. I also enjoy cooking, eating and drinking and writing. So it may surprise you but I was inspired to do something more…

NXTRI report preview

What do you do for an exciting weekend away? For me, there’s nothing more exhilarating than an on the rivet, head to head battle at the sharp end of a race. Add to that a four metre jump off a car ferry in to one on the most stunningly beautiful, yet harsh and demanding landscapes…

NXTRI taper is here

2014 at the summit of Gaustatoppen with my fantastic team Norseman 2015 is finally coming around it seems. For those that have not prepared well it is maybe too soon but for those few, like me, that commit their daily lives to the race it can’t come fast enough. For the first day in a…

St Moritz Camp Review

Recently Brett Sutton has opened up his squad to amateur athlete camps and created his own brand of online coaching. No doubt he’s keen to tap in to the ever growing triathlon market and frustrated by what he perceives as the garbage being touted to athletes that don’t know any better. Fair play to him,…

Low carb training hack

Low carb days and bullet proof coffee are now familiar staples to many of my athletes especially over winter. But why would an athlete want to endure carbohydrate (CHO for short) restriction at all? Simply put, to “hack” their training in order to get more out of it. Sounds good and the theory is even…

Keeping your eye on the prize

It is a long winter between the Norseman lottery in October and the race the following August. It is easy to become introvert and focussed on perfecting the process of training, forgetting why your training and what your motivation is. Before you start your big spring push in training for Norseman, or any other race,…