Beginners

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

Boost bike power

As thoughts turn to the new season it’s time to add strength to that stamina base
02 November 2016 at 16:00

Six common swimming struggles for beginners

From knowing what to focus on to getting daunted by the pool environment, coach Joe Beer offers help
13 October 2016 at 13:00  (5)

How to recover from a hard triathlon season

Don’t just go by feel – follow a plan (and remember to enjoy your downtime!)
28 September 2016 at 12:00  (1)

High-risk, high-reward strategies to end your tri season on a high

It’s now or never for a personal best – our experts suggest ways to succeed before the race season draws to a close
15 September 2016 at 14:55

20 ways to boost recovery after a triathlon

Successful R&R for peaking at your next race requires more than just crashing out on the sofa. Andy Blow shows you 20 guaranteed ways to triathlon quicker next time...
22 July 2016 at 20:00

How to swim in a wetsuit

Swimming in a wetsuit is quite different to swimming in a swimsuit. Robin Brew explains how to tweak your swim technique to make the most of the benefits a wetsuit offers
07 July 2016 at 10:42