Beginners

Nine tips to improve your triathlon times this race season

We help you turn training fitness into race-day performance by considering prep, rest, focus and more

Training with Chrissie Wellington: lessons learnt at Bristol Harbourside Triathlon

Competition winner Katy Campbell gets plenty of feedback from her coaches after her final warm-up race before Alpe d’Huez
20 July 2015 at 11:00

Visualise your way to triathlon success like a pro

Visualisation improves technique, boosts confidence and results in a faster you
06 July 2015 at 11:00

Don't let bike malfunctions ruin your race day

Any sort of wheel-related issue has the potential to spoil a race, so take heed of Andy Blow's six hard-won pieces of advice
12 June 2015 at 14:00

Plan your first race: our ultimate beginner’s guide

We present the definitive guide to planning your first race-day experience, so you’re fully prepped and raring to go…
03 June 2015 at 15:38

Sub-1hr session: Race sharp

Pacing and transitioning between disciplines is key to racing – this workout will see you practice both
28 May 2015 at 14:25

How to mount and dismount your bike smoothly in transition

We take a look at the correct technique for getting on and off at speed, via the cunning use of elastic bands
26 May 2015 at 15:38

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