Hydration and performance advice for athletes

Race taper
Training

Top tips for avoiding common tapering mistakes

In theory, tapering is a very simple concept. You train hard for an event before a period of rest is required in...

Breakfast eggs
Nutrition

Eat, sleep, and prepare for race day like a pro

Preparing for a big race can often be more nerve-wracking than the race itself. The tension, the second-guessing what to eat, and...

Five races at altitude for your bucket list
Events

Five races at altitude for your bucket list

Racing at altitude can be a daunting prospect for those who’re heading into the clouds for the first time. The perils of...

Why We Sleep Book
Book review

Andy Reviews: 'Why We Sleep' by Matthew Walker

I’m a pretty avid ‘reader’. I use the air quotes because, these days, I actually listen to most of the books I...

Tips for balancing training with being a busy working mum
Motivation

Tips for balancing training with being a busy working mum

Charlotte Reed is a self-confessed run geek, business owner and mother to Ethan (9) and Ashton (6). She trains at David Lloyd...

How does it feel to miss out on a Kona slot by just 25 seconds?!
Interview

How does it feel to miss out on a Kona slot by just 25 seconds?!

South African triathlete and coach Andy Brodziak has raced the IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii twice already back in 2009 and 2011 and he’s...

How much should you be drinking when you're sweating?
Hydration

How much should you be drinking when you're sweating?

Once you’ve gathered some data on your sweat rate and how salty your sweat is (either through taking an Advanced Sweat Test...

Talking hydration and fitness with World Rally royalty
Interview

Talking hydration and fitness with World Rally royalty

British rally driver Elfyn Evans knows he can’t prepare for everything when pushing his Ford Fiesta to stomach-churning speeds during World Rally...

Jonny and Andy Precision Hydration
Motivation

5 things to consider when training for something new

Okay, so I’m not entirely new to Swimrun, but I don’t think you can really count my two outings at the ÖTILLÖ...

Illness and Jetlag - How NOT to prepare for a 37km swimrun race
Motivation

Illness and Jetlag - How NOT to prepare for a 37km swimrun race

I've said it before when sharing my tips for motivating yourself to train during the depths of Winter, but I really find...

Using cycling sportives to improve your triathlon bike performance
Events

Using cycling sportives to improve your triathlon bike performance

Two weeks ago I ventured out to Asheville, a mountainous city in North Carolina, USA. I wasn't there to visit the famous...

Claire Cashmore MBE and Dave Ellis on how they prepare for hot races
Interview

Claire Cashmore MBE and Dave Ellis on how they prepare for hot races

Claire Cashmore MBE and Dave Ellis are a paralympic sports power couple. Claire's got 8 Paralympic swimming medals, 11 from the World Champs, 12 European Champs...

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