Beginners

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  (12)

Avoid disaster at your first triathlon

Is your multisport debut just weeks away? Don’t miss our essential tips and sessions to reach the start line with confidence
20 April 2015 at 11:21

Two triathlon transition drills to practise for race season

Perfect these exercises and you could become as fast as the Brownlees, if only in T1 and T2

Sub-1hr brick session: Team work

A fun beginner-level bike-run session to do with training partners
08 April 2015 at 16:10

Tri jargon buster for beginners

From aerobars to zones, DOMS to HIIT, here's your essential starter guide to decoding some of the terms you'll come across in multisport…

Winter triathlon training: 20 tips to keep motivation up

Read our advice on getting ready for the new triathlon season – off the sofa and out the door!

UK triathlon clubs – what to expect when you join

We look at how some of the UK’s biggest triathlon clubs welcome their new members, and what sort of sessions they provide
19 March 2015 at 16:10

Chrissie W on… The importance of rest days

Britain’s four-time Kona queen shares her advice on how to listen to your body and cope with self-doubt
10 March 2015 at 16:29

Winter training tips for London Triathlon athletes

Are you heading to the ExCel Centre this August? Keep your training on track with these tips
05 February 2015 at 12:03

Six common swimming struggles for beginners

From knowing what to focus on to getting daunted by the pool environment, coach Joe Beer offers help
29 January 2015 at 09:21  (5)

The triathlete's complete guide to heart rate zone training

We explain why using the rate of your pulse to fine-tune your training can help you reap big fitness rewards, and how to do it  (2)

One sport to multisport: an intro

Look no further if you're a single sport veteran looking to get into triathlon

Benchmark your off-season fitness

Now’s the time to start testing your swim, bike and run fitness to help gauge training adaptations
07 January 2015 at 15:16

Chrissie Wellington on… Preparing right to smash your ‘A’ goal

Four-time Kona queen on how to set goals, boost motivation and develop your training plan

Improve your winter strength (2)

Four more exercises from Joe Beer to increase your overall strength for all three disciplines
26 December 2014 at 11:00

Off-season weight training

You may not like the idea but there’s a lot to be gained from resistance work come winter, says Joe Beer
25 December 2014 at 11:00

Winter training – the small print

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...
05 December 2014 at 09:50  (1)

Five ways to stop your legs cramping out of transition

Let our resident physio tackle the problem of calf cramp after T2
26 November 2014 at 17:36

Chrissie Wellington’s six top tips for triathlon beginners

New to tri? Let four-time Kona queen Chrissie help you get started…
27 October 2014 at 12:08

How to recover from a hard triathlon season

Don’t just go by feel – follow a plan (and remember to enjoy your downtime!)
24 October 2014 at 16:54  (1)