in the World and European Junior Championships, 2008Michelle Dillon, Two-time Olympian and 2007 London Triathlon winner Richard Hobson, Five-time British Middle Distance Champion and triathlete coach at www.triliving.co.ukSteve Trew, BBC triathlon commentator
.That was the nightmare in which navy triathlete Charlie Pennington found himself in 2009. His main aim had been to make it to Australia's Gold Coast for the World Championships and he decided to take his wife and eight-month-old son on the 12,000-mile trip. It was a big
, Great Britain can enter up to 20 men and 20 women for each five-year age-group band. In other words, there are plenty of opportunities to don a GB tri suit."We can take teams in excess of 1,000 people to Triathlon World Championship events," says Howard
, for a while. There's always next season.Check if your kit is in good enough nick for 2012.
's tough, but you will see the benefits in spring," says Smith.Go On, Treat YourselfIf your motivation does hit rock bottom, Ford says buying some new kit is a good idea. "It doesn't have to be anything expensive, a pair of gloves or a head torch
for people with disabilities) shaved two minutes off his time to finish in 1:17; James Smith (Tri 4) improved by nine minutes, with a time of 1:24, and Paul Thomas (Tri 6) slashed more than 15 minutes from his 2008 time to cross the line in 1:47. Something
, and that's something I really care about."To develop mental resilience, Ben Bright suggests occasionally attempting a training set you've never achieved before, such as 15 x 100m front-crawl intervals with 10 seconds' less rest than usual between each. "I
-start his plan to complete an Ironman triathlon in 2011, when he turns 40. "Joining the club was a real turning point," he says. "Even eight stone overweight, I could still run seven or eight miles. I was very slow but running gradually gave me more
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