Ironman Kona training with Antony Costes

Only a couple of weeks remain before the triathlon event of the season: Ironman World Championships Kona on 16th October.  One man will be utterly focused on this mission – elite triathlete Antony Costes, nicknamed Le Tigre. Having participated in his first triathlon at the age of 9, Costes has since established himself as a force…

Nutrition for Triathlon

Ian Craig, MSc, DipCNE, INLPTA is an exercise physiologist, nutritional therapist, NLP practitioner and an endurance coach. Previously a competitive middle-distance runner, Ian specialises in sport from an integrative health perspective. He is the editor of Functional Sports Nutrition magazine and also lectures and writes extensively in the UK and South Africa on the concept…

Interview with Lucy Gossage, Triathlete

Lucy Gossage is a cancer doctor who last year put her career on hold to become a full-time, professional triathlete.   A self-confessed late starter, Lucy didn’t do any sport seriously at school or university. Her first triathlon a decade ago was a New Year’s challenge to herself and she only tried Ironman after a bet…

A change of scenery for your triathlon training in Southern England

Bored of training?  Then try a change of scenery for your swim, bike and run.  Get the boost of training in a delightful new location with this list of places that offer you a change of scenery for your triathlon training in Southern England.  SportPursuit readers from further afield, we’ll have you covered soon! Bike…

Do One Thing, Do It Well – Cyclebeat

Fitness Craze Forget Bikram Yoga, Zumba and Bootcamp classes. Indoor spinning is set to be the next major fitness craze to hit the capital. Most fitness addicts have tried indoor spinning at their local gym. For those of you who are new to the concept of spinning – think indoor cycling machines, loud music, disco…

Surviving The 2013 Club Relay Championships

Where? National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham What? Relay x 4: 500m swim – 15k bike – 5k run The Club relay championships are legendary now in the UK, having started in 1991 and growing in size and reputation ever since. In 1991 there was just 120 competitors, whilst last year saw over 2000 lucky athletes…

Introducing: The SportPursuit Splash & Dash 2013

Hot on the heels of last month’s announcement of the SportPursuit Open Water Swim Series, we are again proud to announce a new aquathlon event, the SportPursuit Splash and Dash! In conjunction with triathlon event specialists Capital Tri, the aquathlon will be taking place across two dates this summer – 16th June & 11th August…

Staying Healthy in Winter

If your sport of choice is mountain biking – or even cycling – you can be forgiven for being put off getting in the saddle during the winter. The cold itself is definitely an issue, but more of a problem are the icy roads (which are potentially lethal), the freezing headwinds and the lack of…

Triathlon Survey: We Need Your Help!

Triathlon is a thriving sport in the UK, with the profile of the sport continuing to go from strength to strength. The popularity of icons like the Brownlee brothers and Helen Jenkins have helped to further enhance the profile of the sport. We’re excited by the growth and love to see so many people rising to…

Presenting the SportPursuit Splash & Dash

We’re pleased to announce our first official event sponsorship: The SportPursuit Splash & Dash!  Suitably named, the Splash and Dash is an Aquathlon consisting of  a 1500m or 750m swim, followed by a 5km or 10km run in Stoke Newington’s West Reservoir on 25th August, 2012. The creation of CapitalTri and London Fields Triathlon Club,…

Pearl Izumi: A Fountain of Pearls

Invest in some top quality cycling clothing and you definitely get what you pay for. The right gear can improve your speed, keep you comfortable in extreme weather conditions, and make your overall experience of cycling much more comfortable. Not to mention the fact that it looks fantastic! We’re really pleased to bring Pearl Izumi…

If Chrissie Wellington Is Not in the Running..?

Another controversial week draws to an end, and the hot topic of conversation is the omission of women in the BBC’s shortlist for Sports’ Personality of the Year. Personally I am of the opinion that athletes should be judged for the award primarily on sporting achievement, supplementing that with a contribution to sport in general…

Triathlon participation on the increase

Three disciplines, one event, one gruelling challenge. The triathlon is an incredibly demanding event which challenges competitors to be strong in three separate sports. Namely Swimming, Cycling and Running, and distance in which you have to cover depends on the type of event you enter. Participation has increased significantly in the past few years, with…