30 things triathlon has given our Brunty

To celebrate 220’s 30th birthday, Brunty reflects on 30 things the sport of triathlon has given him. What has the sport given you?
16 September 2019 at 11:37

Do you have what it takes to be a triathlete’s other half? (Job description included)

Do you have what it takes to be a triathlete's other half? Here's a job description (in jest) of what is needed/expected of those willing to take on these mad individuals, courtesy of our Brunty's long suffering wife... What did we miss?
10 September 2019 at 11:00

The tri dating game: 21 famous triathlon couples

It’s no surprise that many a couple has been formed on the international tri circuit. So to celebrate the day of love, here’s a fun guide to who’s found love in the Lycra…
13 February 2019 at 12:03

Martyn Brunt's 5 New Year resolutions

220's Martyn Brunt shares his New Year’s resolutions, which he suspects, being that triathletes are a very particular breed, are remarkably similar to your own…
01 January 2019 at 11:00

What to do in Montreal

The ITU World Triathlon Series will be rolling into the Canadian city of Montreal this coming weekend, and there’s plenty on offer for the active and adventurous traveller. Here’s our top-10 pick of activities
22 August 2018 at 10:35

10 of the best places in the world for active travellers

Been inspired to travel after watching this year’s World Tri Series? But still want to stay in race-shape while soaking up the culture? Check out our pick of the best non-tri activities for the active and adventurous traveller from across the globe
21 August 2018 at 12:00

Transgender athletes: fair competition versus acceptance

Using a recent case study, Tim argues that the acceptance of transgender triathletes is more important than who is first across the finish line
23 July 2018 at 11:35

Windsor Triathlon incident: what we can learn from it

The Windsor Tri seemed to showcase the worst of triathlete behaviour. But look beyond the hue and cry and there lies an opportunity to learn
11 July 2018 at 11:27

10 things you don't ever want to hear in a race

After decades of racing, our Brunty’s well-placed to provide the definitive countdown of ‘Things you don’t want to hear in a race’… Take it away Brunty
25 June 2018 at 09:03

Plogging: why Brunty's runs now involve picking up rubbish

Brunty’s runs now include picking up other people’s litter while jogging, AKA plugging, which he says has has great training benefits as well as helping to keep our countryside better for wildlife.
22 May 2018 at 11:46

Why can't triathletes say no?

When asked to do a crazy sporting challenge, Brunty finds it hard not to answer in the affirmative. Cue a 50km swim in six days…
10 May 2018 at 09:17

14 signs your loved one's an Ironman addict

Is your significant other addicted to Ironman training and talks about nothing else? Then these 14 personas may just sound a little familiar...
19 March 2018 at 11:00

Why, oh why oh why, do we do triathlon?

Martyn Brunt answers the question we've all asked ourselves at one point or another when out swimming at 5am. Why, exactly, do we do this?
16 March 2018 at 09:00

Red Bull Neptune Steps: one swimmer's experience

Here's what happened when we persuaded Rosie Baxendine to take on the tough open-water challenge, the Red Bull Neptune Steps..
15 March 2018 at 14:13

10 signs that you are part of a true triathlon couple

Is your other half a triathlete too? While there’s no doubt that being a triathlon couple has some advantages it can also bring some unique challenges too. Here then, for your viewing pleasure, are the top ten signs that you are in a true triathlon relationship
14 February 2018 at 05:15

For the love of triathlon

Martyn Brunt explains why he loves the sport triathlon, and in his endeavours perhaps reveals a slightly obsessive side... Do you recognise the symptoms?
26 January 2018 at 10:37

Triathlon room 101: Brunty's top 30 pet hates that belong there

To celebrate his 101st column, Martyn opens up his very own Triathlon Room 101… and has plenty to fill it with
04 January 2018 at 09:19

The Weekend Warrior on… finding your best side for race pics

Brunty ponders the perils of finding your best side as you pass the event photographer
27 April 2017 at 14:00

What it's like to race Kona for the first time

British age-grouper Gail Wilkinson recounts the 2014 race – pushes, punctures and all…
07 October 2016 at 07:00

Blog: Chris Arthey at The London Triathlon

Chris Arthey and his wife Denise were involved in a horrific road accident in 2008 that claimed both their left legs. Fast forward eight years and both lead full and active lives, giving motivational talks while Chris regularly takes on endurance events with the aid of a prosthetic. Here's his report from the London Triathlon back in August...
04 October 2016 at 14:55