Long distance

Ironman race day: 10 common mistakes

Ironman racing is a long day and that means a lot can go wrong. But it doesn’t have to if you have a methodical approach. Phil Jarvis, head triathlon coach at aerobicmonster.co.uk, points out the pitfalls we all should avoid.
25 July 2016 at 11:39

Ironman swim tips from Keri-Anne Payne

You’re a competent Ironman-distance swimmer but how do you move up to that next performance level? Olympian Keri-Anne Payne has the answers
25 July 2016 at 09:00

How to improve your Ironman swim

Just because the swim in a long-distance triathlon is less than 10% of the total doesn't mean you should ignore training for it in favour of the other two disciplines says Andrew Potter. Here he explains the importance of a successful swim and how to get faster...
08 July 2016 at 11:46

10 reasons why you should never do an Ironman...

Ironman addict Martyn Brunt explains why, if you want to remain sane, you should never, ever do an Ironman...
29 June 2016 at 09:54

How to qualify for Kona

Got your sights on getting to the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii? Top age-grouper Charlie Pennington explains how to qualify
23 May 2016 at 09:28

Kona: The Course

An overview of the Ironman World Championship course on Kona, Hawaii
23 May 2016 at 09:00

Middle-Distance Pacing

Pacing for Middle Distance races can be very tricky, but Andy Bullock gives you some tips on how to get it right


15 May 2016 at 07:00

Ironman Run Strategies

From the physical to the mental, Andy Bullock arms you with the tools you need to tackle the unique challenge of the Ironman Marathon


29 April 2016 at 10:28

Race performance: small changes can lead to big gains

We all have large areas to work on in training. But Joe Friel demonstrates that often the best way to improve is by concentrating on the little things...
28 April 2016 at 08:00

Ironman run training: how important is the weekly long run?

Top triathlon coaches Andy Blow and Simon Ward discuss whether you should include a weekly long run in your Ironman training schedule  (1)

Joe Skipper's mandatory two-wheel and brick sets for Ironman bike & run

These sessions will build muscular endurance and stamina and get your Ironman pace dialled in, he says...
09 February 2016 at 12:26

Joe Skipper’s top 10 tips for Ironman success

From manning up to improving threshold power, here's Joe's top 10 tips for long distance triathlon success
09 February 2016 at 11:22

Xterra: 16 tips for race day from Ben Allen & Jacqui Slack

An off-road triathlon will throw up many challenges unfamiliar to road triathletes. Pro triathletes Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack pass on some advice on how to cope...
27 January 2016 at 13:39

Jan Frodeno’s 10 top tips for stepping up to iron distance

The new Ironman world champ gives his advice for stepping up to Ironman
15 October 2015 at 11:00

Taking on an ultra-distance triathlon in 2016

Conquered Ironman and looking to do the double? Here deca ultra world championship-winning triathlete Steve Harvey – fresh from cycling from Moscow to Siberia – gives you his essential advice for going long and longer in 2016…
02 October 2015 at 14:32

10 tips to develop a positive mental attitude and stay focused

‘To perform like Linford, you’ve got to think like Linford: PMA’
17 September 2015 at 15:37

Challenge Weymouth race advice

We ask 2014 winner Eleanor Haresign how to succeed in this long-distance race  (2)

Ironman Wales race tips

Previous winners Scott Neyedli and Lucy Gossage have eight tips to prepare you for one of the hardest Ironman races – and remind you to smile for the finisher's photo!
10 September 2015 at 15:26

How long will it take to complete your first Ironman?

Use our guidelines and a simple formula involving your PBs for Olympic distance and marathon to work out your predicted finishing time
06 August 2015 at 13:29  (5)

Dave Scott on how to build a long-distance training plan

In the second of our features with six-time Ironman champ Dave Scott, he discusses how to train for long-distance and why you need to include strength and conditioning work
22 July 2015 at 08:00