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…

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…

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…

Getting into Ironman: Challenge Roth

One of the most popular ironman distance races in the world, and the flagship race of the Challenge Family, next year’s race at Roth sold out in just over 3 minutes – a full year in advance! A year ago in July, whilst working in logistics at the London 2012 Olympics is where my journey…

Team SportPursuit – The Ironman UK 2013 Story [Video]

Typically, most sports businesses choose to champion the elite athlete, sponsoring a team of pro athletes in order to endorse and lend credibility to their product. There is no shortage of perks for the modern pro-athlete. What there is a shortage of is people championing the everyday athlete; the unsung hero. That’s what Team SportPursuit…

Team SportPursuit does Ironman UK 2013

See our full photo gallery from Bolton For many, waking up at 2:30 on a Sunday morning to go for some exercise would seem far from the stuff of dreams – even less so if the destination was a rather rain-sodden Bolton town centre. However last weekend over 1600 incredible athletes did not just that,…

Ironman UK Training Diaries – Graeme Buscke

All the latest from Team SportPursuit Ironman athlete Graeme Buscke, as he prepares to take on the Ironman Bolton:     31st July 2013 – 3 Days Remaining 24 hours out from the gun going off is normally when I’m at my most relaxed. I can’t do anymore beneficial training. I would’ve registered. I would’ve tagged…

Team SportPursuit – Ironman UK – Allie Park

All the latest from Team SportPursuit Ironman athlete Allie Park, as she prepares to take on the Ironman Bolton:       31st July 2013 – 3 Days Remaining       30th July 2013 – 4 Days Remaining So it’s the final countdown. I’ve been treating my followers to a pictorial countdown since day…

Team SportPursuit – Ironman UK – Troy Squires

All the latest from Team SportPursuit Ironman athlete Troy Squires, as he prepares to take on the Ironman Bolton:     29th July 2013 – 5 Days Remaining Let the games begin. Welcome to race week. 6 days and BANG goes the starter’s gun. At this point in the Ironman process, it’s all about the…

Team SportPursuit – Ironman UK – Lee Hill

All the latest from Team SportPursuit Ironman athlete Lee Hill, as he prepares to take on the Ironman Bolton:   29th July 2013 – 5 Days Remaining Training is going well – it has consisted wholly of swimming and cycling. 4 weeks ago I was a total non-swimmer, and yesterday I competed in a 2.4 mile…

Ironman UK Training Diaries – Guy Williamson

All the latest from Team SportPursuit Ironman athlete Guy Williamson, as he prepares to take on the Ironman Bolton:       2nd July 2013 – 32 Days Remaining So, Ironman UK training kicked off with the South Downs Trail Marathon. Not an easy way to ease into training but throw yourself in the deep end…

Team SportPursuit – Ironman UK – Chris Glover

All the latest from Team SportPursuit Ironman athlete Chris Glover, as he prepares to take on the Ironman Bolton:     16th July – Back In The Saddle, Mojo Returned Following a couple of prescribed weeks off I have resumed training. The resentment of having to drop out of IM UK has taken its toll and I have…

Ironman UK – Training Round-Up – Week 2

Troy The past week was possibly the most ironic training week since records began. Being surrounded by bicycles 24/7, 10 days in a row, you’d think doing some training on one would come easy. Think again… Still ‘on tour’ working at the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, the days have been long and tiring. Having to travel…

Ironman UK – Training Round-Up – Week 1

  Troy Since hearing the amazing news that I’d been selected for Team SportPursuit, it’s been all systems go. I’ve only just returned from a 3 month stay in Mallorca where I’ve been working at a triathlon camp. My season kicked off with a perfect start as I was fortunate to qualify for the World…

An Introduction to Team SportPursuit – Ironman Bolton

After the phenomenal response to our Ironman Bolton Competition earlier this year; we’re proud to introduce the five athletes who will be running for Team SportPursuit this Summer! The competition was stiff, but these five Ironmen and women stood out amongst the rest of an (already extremely impressive) group! *UPDATE* – After Chris Glover’s unfortunate…

Introducing: Ironman Bolton

    As a company, we’re always looking for ways to champion the everyday athlete and partner with the Industry’s best to offer you, our community, something special. We’ve teamed up with Ironman UK to offer you a chance to book one of our five places at the sold-out Ironman Bolton, taking place on Sunday…

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,…