June 2021 Issue of 220

Highlights include: SLT Area Games race report; top age-grouper Sonja Wieck's triathlon story; race-ready advice; wetsuits buyer's guide; open water swimming masterclass; 70.3 8-week training plan; triathlon's greatest moments; ex-Olympian, Greg Whyte's, advice column.

The Big Pic: TrailX’s Easter fullX Off-Road Duathlon took place on 3 April with 62 eager athletes taking on the muddy, adventure course. Another MTB triathlon in the form of Xterra Rotorua saw a host of Kiwi locals brave the rain and mud. Meanwhile in London, the SLT Arena Games saw elite athletes and paratriathletes take on an innovative race format.


Why I Tri: Top age-grouper, Sonja Wieck, went from Kona podium finisher to feeling suicidal, she explains to us how she’s found a healthier approach to tri…”I only race if it lights me up”.

Arena Games Race Report: Super League Triathlon took over the London Aquatics Centre on 27 May for the 2021 Arena Games, which saw paratriathletes competing for the first time. 220’s Tim Heming was invited along to see how the games combined the use of smart trainers and real-life efforts in a paraise-worthy adaptation of the sport in the midst of the gobal Covid-19 pandemic.

The Return of Tri: Check out our roadmap of how triathlon will return for the 2021 season after the effects of the pandemic, and what this means for you.

Start-of-Season MOT: Whether you’ve piled on the pounds or can’t stop training, lockdown’s affected us in different ways. We explore the specific strategies you should adopt as we enter race season.

Kit Zone: We review the latest Garmin multiwatch to hit the market, the Enduro, as well as recent innovations in recovery kit, aero pedals and nutrition.

Buyer’s Guide: Take a look at the latest top-end and mid-range wetsuits primed for the 2021 season and learn about what you should look out for in a well-fitting, performance-enhancing suit.

Masterclass: Openwater swimming has rocketed to popularity this year, but not everyone is in the know when it comes to appropriate technique and safety precautions to prepare themselves for a successful swim.

Training Plan: Smash a 70.3 in just eight weeks with our comprehensive training plan from coach Dermott Hayes.

Nutrition: Try out our top recipes to optimise your performance, focussed on packing in the nutrients to help maximise your training gains for race day.

The Whyte Answer: Our first column with former modern pentathlon Olympian and professor, Greg Whyte, takes a look at how to plan a successful return to racing as lockdown eases.

Triathlon’s Greatest Moments: Get nostalgic with us as editor of Cycling Plus, Matt Baird, shares triathlon’s 21 greatest moments of all time, including those of athletes overcoming adversity, epic finishes, embarrassing moments, and near misses.


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