Beginners

What if I finish last in a triathlon?

Want to take part in a triathlon, but worried you'll finish last and everyone will laugh at you? Put those fears straight out of your head says, Mel Berry - here's why
18 October 2019 at 09:55

Can anyone take part in triathlons? What if I'm not very fit?

Yes, anyone can take part in a triathlon, says Mel Berry. There are distances for everyone and it doesn't matter how fit you are, male or female, young or old, fit or unfit - as long as you're able to swim, cycle and shuffle. Here she shares this advice...
16 October 2019 at 10:17

What's a brick session?

A brick session is a training set that involves more than one discipline/sport back-to-back, says Matt Baird. Here he explains why they are an important part of a triathlete's training programme
19 March 2019 at 14:30

What's the shortest triathlon?

If you want to give triathlon a go, but worried about your fitness, the super-sprint or 'starter' triathlon is the shortest recognised distance, but there are other options as well says Matt Baird.
01 March 2019 at 09:28

What is a triathlon?

A triathlon is one, demanding, race composed of three different elements to it; swim, bike and run. We explain how it works
07 February 2019 at 10:51

The ultimate guide to your first triathlon...38 tips

Your first triathlon may almost be here, but how do you make sure everything goes smoothly and conquer the nerves? Here’s 38 tips to see you through your first of many triathlons...
06 July 2018 at 08:00

How triathletes can get the most out of Strava, Garmin Connect and other online services

With online training analysis services becoming increasingly popular for triathlon training, we take a look at how to get the most benefit from them without becoming obsessed by stats
16 March 2018 at 12:00  (3)

How to keep training through the winter

If you're a triathlete then how do you juggle training, a full-time job and grim weather? British pro Susie Hignett shares her tips...
26 December 2017 at 03:00  (1)

Middle-distance triathlons: 8 of the UK's best half-irons for beginners

Want to try a 70.3 but wondering which half-Ironman distance triathlon is best for first timers? Here we pick our top 8 UK middle-distance triathlons suitable for newcomers to 113km racing…
18 December 2017 at 10:41  (3)

Benchmark your off-season fitness

Now’s the time to start testing your swim, bike and run fitness to help gauge training adaptations
23 October 2017 at 09:00

Training: the 3 most valuable metrics triathletes should measure

New to triathlon and finding yourself bombarded with information about training and what to measure: power, speed, distance, cadence, stroke count and so on. Joe Beer explains the three most important measurables.
26 September 2017 at 09:49

How to improve your breaststroke

200m Olympic breaststroke swimmer Molly Renshaw passes on her tips for improving your stroke
18 July 2017 at 10:39

24 frequently asked questions for beginner triathletes

New to triathlon? We answer 24 common questions beginners often ask, including how to go to the loo in an Ironman...
23 March 2017 at 12:00

How to get your triathlon training back on track

Ideally, you'll have trained hard in winter and will have big race-day plans. But what if that's not the reality?
07 March 2017 at 15:00

How to overcome 8 common bike and run leg fears

Tim Heming explains how to overcome 8 common bike and run fears, which can include everything from potential kit conundrums to toilet troubles…
07 February 2017 at 09:26

What’s a good triathlon time?

We look at the different distances involved in tri, and what a good finish time looks like for each  (15)

5 training tips for beginner triathletes

Don't let the thought of getting started in triathlon keep you firmly rooted to the sofa. Here are our top 5 training tips for triathlon newbies that will help you start your journey of a lifetime...
03 February 2017 at 10:58

How to conquer your triathlon

Want to get the maximum from your off-season and start your race season in peak condition? Thought as much. Let Team GB guide you towards performance nirvana…


25 January 2017 at 10:39

Basics of running

Triathlon running is an entirely different beast to single-sport efforts. Joe Beer shows you how to prepare for multisport on two feet
26 December 2016 at 08:00

How to analyse your triathlon performance

The key to analysing progress? Recognising your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
11 November 2016 at 14:00