Category Archives: Racing

RUN DISNEY 2019 – DISNEYLAND PARIS

A trip to Paris, for me, is always going to be exciting, but throw in a  trip to Disneyland as well and now it becomes magical. This was the 3rd time John and I have competed in the Run Disney  Weekend and each time seems to get more fun than the last. Run Disney Weekend […]

How you can best use Carbohydrate Loading to prepare for an endurance event.

Glycogen is one of the body’s main sources of energy and carbohydrates, which is stored in your muscles and liver. Over the years, the importance of ‘carbo-loading’ has increased and although it will not make you run faster, it will allow you to minimise your risk of ‘hitting the wall’.  When would you need to […]

Recovery Methods 

Recovery Methods  Recovery is a crucial element of your exercise routine that must be taken seriously. A well planned recovery programme allows your body to repair effectively and efficiently, replenish your energy stores and get you back to training as soon as possible. Take a read of our ReallyGood:Tips on how to maximise your recovery […]

How to master Red Bull Neptune Steps: Dan Jones Interview

Dan Jones Red Bull Neptune Steps Winner 2019

Swansea swimmer Dan Jones defended his Red Bull Neptune Steps title at Merryhill Locks in Glasgow last weekend. The event involves 420m of swimming in cold water and navigating seven locks totalling 10.5m of climbing, often with gushing water hitting your face. It’s become an iconic event, which takes place many weeks before most people […]

How to Deal with the Unexpected on Race Day

Despite all your best efforts, very few races go 100% to plan. Training may be interrupted by work and family life, illness may take you out for a few days, but a good training plan should be flexible and it’s important that you plan around existing factors in your life. Being flexible and adaptable with […]

Swimrun Racing – What’s it all about?

Swimrun racing was born in 2002 out of a drunken bet between friends, in which two teams of two raced each other over 75 km of swimming and running across the islands east of Stockholm. The last team to finish paid for the hotel, dinner and drinks. Since then the sport has evolved into the […]

Should we Train the Day after a Race?

Earlier this year after completing Ironman 70.3 Mallorca we were sat having breakfast the next day, stiff and tired and enjoying a well earned rest day, before flying home. Throughout that day we saw several people, who’d raced the previous day (wearing athlete wristbands) out and about running, biking and taking a dip in the […]

What Are the Benefits of Warming Up?

When we’re trying to juggle training with everything else in our lives, it can often feel like we have to squeeze as much out of the time we have. As a result, it’s easy to forgo a proper warm up. Some of you might not even do a warm up anyway, regardless of time. Firstly, […]

How to take on the AJ Bell London Triathlon

The London Triathlon is of the most iconic triathlons in the world and the largest in the country with over 13,000 participants each year. Large events like this attract athletes of all abilities from beginners right up to professionals, it’s very popular with first timers, with nearly 50 % of the field made up from […]

Considerations when choosing a trisuit

Triathlon apparel has come a long way since the 80’s with people sporting speedos and crop-tops (and that was just the men). With the growth of triathlon as a more mainstream sport, an increasing number of manufactures are getting into the multisport market bringing innovation and pushing the technology of kit design. This now means […]