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Human Race Triathlon Intermediate

   

Triathlon Intermediate

On this page you will find a range of advice and tips from our partners and experts in various areas of event preparation, from nutrition and training through to recommended events. Take your time to read through the content and if you have any specific questions you can always visit our FAQ page or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

Events Recommended for Intermediate Triathletes

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Diamond Tri & Scootathlon Sunday 6th September 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Tri Relays Sunday 6th September 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
HSBC Triathlon, Duathlon & Scootathlon Sunday 13th September 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Tri St Lucia Saturday 21st November 2015 St. Lucia, West Indies Read more
Garmin Eton SuperSprint Saturday Date TBC in 2016 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Triathlon Training Day Date TBC in 2016 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Garmin Eton SuperSprint Sunday Date TBC in 2016 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Training Day Date TBC in 2016 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Eton Sprints Date TBC in 2016  Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Windsor Triathlon Sunday 12th June 2016  Windsor, Berkshire Read more
Lidl BananaMan Triathlon Date TBC in 2016  Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Challenge Date TBC in 2016  Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more

Training

Cat Gaskell of Human Race tests the Garmin Forerunner 920XT
Cat Gaskell of Human Race tests the Garmin Forerunner 920XT

I have always said I would never do a triathlon, mainly because I hate swimming…. I started as a runner, turned to cycling and dabbled in a couple of duathlons, including the Winter BallBuster Duathlon. 

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Wattbike’s pedalling technique guide
Wattbike’s pedalling technique guide

When is the last time you thought about how you pedal? Although often overlooked, the correct pedalling technique can help you achieve performance gains like improved power output and ultimately more speed.

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Get the perfect bike position with Wattbike
Get the perfect bike position with Wattbike

Whether you need to be comfortable in the saddle during a 100km sportive, or you need to push the power through a fast and flat triathlon course, bike fit is a fundamental aspect of your cycling.

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Winter training advice from GB triathlete Sophie Coldwell
Winter training advice from GB triathlete Sophie Coldwell

GB triathlete and Zoot Sport ambassador Sophie Coldwell is used to putting in some tough training sessions over the winter, and she's shared some advice on how to get through those cold, dark months and come out the other side ready for a new season.

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Winter Training Tips by Mark Threlfall
Winter Training Tips by Mark Threlfall

We’ve compiled the top 10 winter training tips from Zoot UK’s Professional Triathlete and Coach, Mark Threlfall.

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Sleep: An essential training technique
Sleep: An essential training technique

A regular sleep routine is a fundamental part of any training schedule, and one that should be respected as much as your CV workouts, strength training, stretching and nutrition regime. In fact, scrimp on your sleep and you run the risk that you won’t get the results you deserve from the effort...

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Top Transition Tips from Mark Threlfall
Top Transition Tips from Mark Threlfall

We’ve compiled the top 10 transition tips from Zoot UK’s Professional Triathlete and Coach, Mark Threlfall. Take a look at the list below to make sure you’re not missing out on race day! First thing is to make a list. Geeky I know, but how often have you travelled to a race worrying that...

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Get the best out of your training
Get the best out of your training

Here at Human Race we want every one of our participants to be the best they can be and to support your event journey from enquiry through to completion and beyond. During this period it’s important that no matter what your goal we help to provide relevant training advice.

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Moving up from Sprint to Olympic distance triathlons
Moving up from Sprint to Olympic distance triathlons

For most making the move to Olympic distance triathlons can seem like a huge step. The increase in distance can seem significant but with extra training and dedication, completing your first Olympic distance triathlon will feel like a massive accomplishment.

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Nutrition

Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Triathlon
Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Triathlon

Endurance sports not only require you to follow a structured plan and carry out a certain volume of training but the key to success may also ultimately come from a carefully tailored nutrition plan. Hydration, Energy and Recovery are the 3 fundamental aspects.

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Rhian Stephenson - Basic Sport Nutrition
Rhian Stephenson - Basic Sport Nutrition

High quality nutrition, consumed at the right time, and tailored for your training regime will result in more efficient training, performance and recovery.

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Hydration

Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Triathlon
Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Triathlon

Endurance sports not only require you to follow a structured plan and carry out a certain volume of training but the key to success may also ultimately come from a carefully tailored nutrition plan. Hydration, Energy and Recovery are the 3 fundamental aspects.

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What is Erdinger Alkoholfrei?
What is Erdinger Alkoholfrei?

Following two successful seasons sponsoring UK triathlon events, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei are thrilled to be working with Human Race in 2015.

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Hydration and Performance
Hydration and Performance

By Anita Bean BSc RNutr - Human Race Hydration Expert During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of the energy you put into exercise is converted into heat, and is then lost. This extra heat has to be dissipated...

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Vitamins and Supplements

Energy myth busters
Energy myth busters

SPATONE® and nutritionist Emma Wight-Boycott separate the energy slump facts from the fiction!

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Are workers out of energy?
Are workers out of energy?

The average British worker ‘runs out of steam’ by 1.40pm on a Thursday, a study conducted by SPATONE® Liquid Iron has revealed.

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Why should Spatone® be your first choice iron supplement?
Why should Spatone® be your first choice iron supplement?

Spatone® has become the UK's best selling iron supplement¹ for a number of reasons... Spatone is natural Spatone is a naturally occurring iron-rich mineral water which is collected and packed straight from the source in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. The iron in Spatone is highly...

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The Importance of Iron
The Importance of Iron

Lead Legs? A drop in performance and an onslaught of fatigue? Don’t just sit back and watch as your training takes a nose-dive and there seems to be no ‘logical’ reason as to why. Iron depletion is one of those conditions that can disguise itself as being over-trained or under-rested. As a...

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Equipment

Cat Gaskell of Human Race tests the Garmin Forerunner 920XT
Cat Gaskell of Human Race tests the Garmin Forerunner 920XT

I have always said I would never do a triathlon, mainly because I hate swimming…. I started as a runner, turned to cycling and dabbled in a couple of duathlons, including the Winter BallBuster Duathlon. 

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Wiggle Triathlon Checklist
Wiggle Triathlon Checklist

Whether you’ve been training hard for an upcoming triathlon or you’re considering your first race, you’ll need to make sure you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Human Race partner, Wiggle, has put together this handy check list to make sure there are no surprises....

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Compression sportswear brand CEP announces the launch of its Night Run 2.0 range
Compression sportswear brand CEP announces the launch of its Night Run 2.0 range

With state-of-the-art production methods in Germany and medi compression technology based on decades of research, knowledge and experience in manufacturing compression sportswear, CEP has been going strong since its arrival in the UK in 2012.

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Lighter, Faster, Cooler - The triathlon shoes for you
Lighter, Faster, Cooler - The triathlon shoes for you

Our triathlon shoe partner is Zoot who specialise in making top quality triathlon specific shoes. But what makes Zoot shoes so good? They are built on three crucial elements: being lighter, faster and cooler...

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Top tips of what to look for when choosing a triathlon bike
Top tips of what to look for when choosing a triathlon bike

Team Carbon Bikes expert Darren Bancroft shares his top tips of what to look for when choosing a triathlon bike When purchasing a bike for triathlon you can easily spend more money than you think. If you are just starting out in triathlon, then any bike will do so long as it has wheels and...

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Our Wetsuit Partner blueseventy answers some common wetsuit questions
Our Wetsuit Partner blueseventy answers some common wetsuit questions

Here are some answers to the most common questions about wetsuits from our wetsuit partner blueseventy! WHY WEAR A TRIATHLON WETSUIT Triathlon wetsuits are made for the express purpose of surface swimming. They were originally introduced to maintain warmth when swimming in cold open water and...

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Garmin Edge 510
Garmin Edge 510

Garmin Edge 510 Train smarter and share every detail – all from the road. The new Edge® 510 is a compact, touchscreen GPS bike computer that tracks advanced performance metrics and offers connected features (1) through your smartphone. Compatible with heart rate (2), speed/cadence (2) and power...

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Garmin Forerunner 910XT
Garmin Forerunner 910XT

Garmin Forerunner 910XT In the triathlon, knowledge is everything. Knowing your strengths. Knowing your weaknesses. Knowing the environment. Knowing everything that could help you achieve peak performance. That’s why on land or in water, the world leading Garmin Forerunner 910xt sports watch...

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Garmin Swim
Garmin Swim

Garmin Swim Stop counting laps — let Garmin Swim™ do the maths. Garmin’s new swimming watch logs your distance, pace, stroke count and stroke type and includes free online analysis, storage and sharing at Garmin Connect™. Garmin Swim also has advanced features for timed sets and logging drills,...

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Panel of Experts

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Rhian Stephenson Rhian’s unique approach blends modern day scientific knowledge with natural medicine and nutrition to give her clients outstanding... Read more
Richard Brennan Richard is managing director of Sport Science Consultants Ltd. Although SSC are based at University College School in Hampstead,... Read more
Anita Bean "During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of... Read more
Karen Pickering Karen Pickering is ambassador for the Open Water Swim Series. With 13 Commonwealth medals, an MBE and her own swim coaching school... Read more
Jeff Archer Jeff Archer is Managing Director of The Tonic Corporate Wellness, a business dedicated to helping professionals and organisations... Read more
Kerry Bircher Kerry is an enthusiastic and inspiring Personal Trainer and British Cycling coach. These attributes and qualifications enable her to... Read more
Stephen Roche "While it is a very hard and sometimes very cruel profession, my love for the bike remains as strong now as it was in the days when... Read more
Emma Wight-Boycott Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a Registered Nutritional Therapist with a passion for simplifying the science. With 17 years... Read more
Martin Yelling Martin Yelling (PhD) has a background in endurance coaching and performance. A former international runner, elite multisport athlete... Read more
John Brame "I started RG Active with another triathlete, Dermott Hayes, over 5 years ago. It was originally something both Dermott and myself... Read more
John Lunt "I did my first triathlon in 1984. The following year I raced at five more events and it went from there. Ater racing in the Nice... Read more
Simon Griffiths Simon Griffiths is the founder and editor of H2Open, the world’s first dedicated open water swimming magazine. A keen swimmer and... Read more
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