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10 Top Tips when riding a Sportif

This might sound like a basic place to start but begin by ensuring that your bike is always in good working order, keep an eye on tyre tread, brake blocks and cable tension and all of the moving parts of the ‘drivetrain’ (chain, chainrings, derailleurs and cassette). Always seek professional advice if you are unsure about bike mechanics.

Spend some time finding the best possible riding position and bike set up. An ill fitting bike could cause you to be less efficient on race day and therefore lose time, it also can lead to injuries if you are not suited to the bike. The bike should be made to fit you, not you to fit the bike. Comfort is absolutely key when riding a race bike.

The Wildman Duathlon 2012

The runners started off at 10am, then the duathletes next at 10:15. The first 10k run was actually quite pleasant. It was a rolling course through woods, across fields and along a high ridge where the rain seemed to hit us the hardest. I ran steady but happy, very happy to be running again on my ankle which I unfortunately sprained badly several weeks ago (this is the thus yet calmest manner in which I’ve spoken about it – see earlier posts for more ranting).

What to wear for winter training/racing

The rise in popularity of winter multi-sport racing is bringing cold weather cycling and running to a whole new audience. Dressing properly for winter training and racing is a skill that can make your sessions more comfortable whatever the weather. Ironically, the recent RG Active Ballbuster duathlon brought in to sharp focus just how easy it is for even the most experienced athlete to get their winter kit selection so absolutely, completely and utterly wrong!

RACE REPORT – Royal Windsor Triathlon (Olympic Distance)

This Race Report has been in from Deon who is an RG Active Client and regular attendee of the Open Water Swim sessions at Ham Lake and the Richmond Park Brick Sessions. Deon is currently training for the UK Half Ironman so this Royal Windsor triathlon was part of his preparation for that. We also saw Deon at The Blenheim Palace Triathlon at the beginning of June so he has been busy this month!

Training for Triathlon and racing yourself fit!

I am sitting at my computer watching the live coverage of the Giro d’Italia and updating the RG Active website with our new Speedo ‘Swim Packs’ and dates for the next available Open Water swim and Brick session dates/times.

RACE REPORT – triandrun Winter Ballbuster 2009

I have had the week to reflect on my Ballbuster race and thought I would share them with you in the form of a race report. So please sit back and enjoy the read!

Tour de France, Formula 1 and Triathlon……

Hello Everyone, I have just finished watching the qualifying for the German Grand Prix on the BBC and am now watching the back end of the Tour de France stage on British Eurosport. I am obviously working hard at the same time and taking time out to write this post for you all! ha ha […]

RG Active Success – Everyone’s Racing and qualifying and most importantly ENJOYING Triathlon!

Hello everyone, I have been really busy with different things and with the season in full swing and the London triathlon almost upon us, we are running swim sessions, brick sessions and doing lot sof 1-2-1 coaching to hopefully help you achieve your goals before the end of 2009. I am sat in front of […]