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What is the average time for a Half Ironman?

What is the average time for a Half Ironman triathlon?

If you haven’t taken the plunge and signed up for your next race yet, you can find a great local triathlon event on our website, and having a race to prepare for is also a great way to stay motivated!…
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How to run a marathon faster

How to run a marathon faster

Do some practice races When we say do some practice races, we’re not talking about completing marathons but rather signing up to a few shorter races like 5k, 10k or even half marathon events to prepa…
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How long is an olympic triathlon

How long is an Olympic distance triathlon?

As is the case with all of the recognised triathlon distances, events are divided into age groups. This means that you will be competing alongside other triathletes who fall into the same band for age…
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People running fast in a 10k run

How to run a 10k faster

Get with the program The best way to build up your speed is to get a structured training plan in place. If you have a set amount of time before your next race, find a training plan that will keep you…
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Runners taking part in a marathon

Top Marathon Running Tips

With this in mind we’ve put together our top ten tips to help you prepare for your marathon, so whether your about to run your first or your 10th marathon, read on! Don’t worry about your time This…
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eating porridge before a 10k run

What to eat before a 10k Run

The food you eat before you begin your race is what will keep you fuelled up, so choosing the right food and portions is key. How much do I need to eat before a 10k? Although a 10k is one of the sho…
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Eating eggs and toast before a 5k run

What to eat before a 5k Run

How much do I need to eat before a 5k? As a shorter running distance, there’s no need to do any heavy carb loading for a 5k. A heavy pre-race meal can make you feel sluggish and bloated and is likely…
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Finishing a 5k in faster time

How to run a 5k faster

Know your current speed Before you start working on improving your 5k time, you’ll need to figure out what your current pace is. You can use a pace calculator like this one to work out your average s…
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Eating pasta before a half marathon

What to eat before a half marathon

How much do I need to eat before a half marathon? Ever heard of carb loading? You most likely will have come across it at some point if you are training for a half marathon. Carb or carbohydrate load…
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Eating a bowl of pasta before a marathon

What to eat before a marathon

How much do I need to eat before a marathon? Carb loading is a tried and tested method that many athletes use to build up their energy stores before a marathon. Essentially, carbohydrate loading is a…
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How long is a super sprint triathlon?

As we’ve mentioned in our other article about triathlons, events are typically divided into age groups. This means that you will be competing alongside other triathletes who fall into the same band fo…
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Swimming in a sprint triathlon

How long is a sprint triathlon?

Regardless of the triathlon distance, events are typically divided into age groups. This means that you will be competing alongside other triathletes who fall into the same band for age and sex as you…