Injuries

Blog: From hospital bed to racing Ironman Hawaii in just one month

Aussie age-grouper Tim Ballintine makes it to Kona despite a serious bike crash just weeks earlier, and discovers the importance of having a solid support crew…
20 October 2014 at 12:39

Talkback: what's your most embarrassing tri numpty moment?

"The best laid plans of mice and men / often go awry" – Steinbeck was spot on
07 October 2014 at 17:16  (1)

How to self-diagnose and treat a stress fracture

Our resident physio Emma Deakin looks at one of triathlon’s most common injuries
06 October 2014 at 14:15

Injury rules Melissa Hauschildt out of Kona 2014 debut

“Freak accident” to her pectoral muscle forces two-time Ironman 70.3 world champion to withdraw from the start line
06 October 2014 at 10:19

Beat that runner’s stitch

Whether they strike in training or in races, stitches can be a real nuisance. We look at possible causes, and how to defeat them
01 October 2014 at 17:10  (1)

Blog: The Weekend Warrior on… getting injured

220’s Martyn Brunt finds his season curtailed by injury, and is starting to climb the walls
25 September 2014 at 11:44

Train with Chrissie Pt 1: Rehab Exercises

As the winner of our exclusive competition to win 12-months' mentorship with Chrissie Wellington, Katy Campbell's journey started with physio assessments and run-gait analysis…
10 September 2014 at 15:44

Gordon Ramsay pulls out of Kona 2014 due to injury

TV chef said to be “extremely frustrated” after severe tear of his Achilles forces him out of next month’s Ironman World Championship in Hawaii
09 September 2014 at 11:51  (3)

Explained: plantar fasciitis

We look at the causes, symptoms and cure for this common runner’s injury, which starts out as pain around the heel and can quickly lead to an acute tear or rupture if ignored
28 August 2014 at 15:11  (4)

The Weekend Warrior on… why you should never try to hide the truth from your wife

Our man Martyn Brunt gets caught out after covertly entering (and winning) a 5k race on holiday in Mexico, despite his best efforts to keep it under wraps
20 August 2014 at 09:08

Harry Wiltshire talks recovery and Kona hopes...

Writing just before last weekend’s Ironman race in Sweden where he placed fifth, the British athlete updates us on his recovery from injury
19 August 2014 at 17:16

Blog: Overcoming colon disease to become a GB triathlete

As a student Michelle Willcocks was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and underwent major surgery; recovering afterwards her Dad brought her some tri mags and a dream took shape…
12 August 2014 at 12:46

Nine tips for dodging injury and illness as a triathlete

With race season here, you need to hit that start line 100% fit and well. Here’s the advice you need to ensure you do exactly that
24 July 2014 at 16:04

Injury forces Helen Jenkins out of Commonwealth Games 2014

Former ITU world champion says it’s “almost certain” she won’t be racing again this season after injuring her foot at WTS Hamburg
16 July 2014 at 09:27

Paula Radcliffe: “I love watching the Brownlees compete”

World record holder shares her thoughts on racing at next year’s London Marathon, which triathletes she enjoys watching – and reveals the best advice she ever received
14 July 2014 at 12:08

How much rest do triathletes need?

We explain how much training time you should spend at easier intensity, what an 'active recovery day' is, and whether you should take entire days off to let the body recover
07 July 2014 at 14:48

Explained: avoiding overtraining

Read on for effective advice on how to train for new triathlon PBs and nail overreaching, without burning out along the way
16 June 2014 at 16:34

Non Stanford shares her thoughts on injury blow

“When life gives you lemons…. well I’ve pretty much got a swimming pool of lemonade out back right now,” writes reigning ITU world champion
13 June 2014 at 15:09

Chrissie Wellington on… recovering from injury

Surround yourself with positive people, focus on what’s possible right now and don’t rush back into training, says four-time Ironman world champ
13 June 2014 at 14:37

Eight tri-specific gym workouts for triathletes over 40

Strength work is particularly important for older triathletes - we show you some bodyweight drills that will slow down loss of muscle mass
10 June 2014 at 17:06