Category Archives: Training

What is the ‘Banting’ diet all about?

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While the Banting and LCHF diets seem to be well entrenched now, do you fully understand how they work? And, what exactly are the benefits? As part of fat month on 32Gi Sports Nutrition; we are breaking down the benefits and restrictions of the diet. Most notably, when it comes endurance and exercise.

Sponge present “An evening with Brett Sutton” and “Training day with Brett Sutton and Perry Agass”

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Brett Sutton, founder of Trisutto and trainer to multiple World and Olympic champion athletes is coming to London for an exclusive Q&A session and training day.

Brett (“The Doc”) Sutton is an Australian triathlon coach and a former professional boxer, boxing coach, greyhound trainer, racehorse trainer, elite swimming coach and co­founder of Team TBB. He has coached numerous World and Olympic champions, including Ironman world record holder, Chrissie Wellington, Olympic champions, Nicola Spirig  and Emma Snowsill and current Ironman champion Daniela Ryf.

He has been described as “the coach with the most formidable résumé in triathlon” and is considered to be the best and most unorthodox coach in the sport. Brett is making the journey from his high performance camp in St Moritz in Switzerland to be with us for the day. This is a very rare and exciting opportunity to hear from the world class triathlon coach himself about what makes a word champ, as well as ask any questions you may have.

Venue Details
Venue: Nuffield Health Bloomsbury Fitness & Wellbeing Gym,
Mecklenburgh Place,
London WC1N 2AY
Date: Saturday 19th March
Time: 5­7pm
Price: £30
Please email phoebe@spongemarketing.com to book.

The following day we will be hosting a training day in Essex with Brett Sutton and Perry Agass, a UK based Trisutto coach who has been personally mentored directly by coach Brett Sutton in St. Moritz.

This will give you an opportunity to learn from the best while you swim, bike and run.

“Training day with Brett Sutton and Perry Agass”
Sunday 20th March
Time: 8am­3pm
Venue Details
Venue: Waterside Farm Leisure Centre,
Somnes Ave,
Canvey Island,
Essex SS8 9RA
Date: Sunday 20th March
Time: 8am­3pm
Price: £125
Light refreshments included

Please email phoebe@spongemarketing.com to book.

Steve Berry gives his top tips on The Bastion at Hever Castle

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Racing long this year? Racing The Bastion at Hever Castle or one of the half-iron, long distance aquabike or aquathlons taking place over the 1oth July 2016?

These top tips for this brilliant event are unmissable then. If you’re tempted then enter today – a 15% discount applies across The Bastion and the entire Castle Triathlon Series.

Interview: Natalie Lawrence on racing and training triathlons when pregnant

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Natalie Lawrence (formerly Barnard) is a racer we have featured on the site before. For several years she made her name racing pro on the Ironman 70.3 circuit, with some very decent results and was talent scouted into the sport following her world class standing in Biathlon.

In recent years, Lawrence has been focusing on building her business (http://transition-tri.co.uk/) and having a family, having recently had her first son and got married. We’re delighted to share that she is expecting her second. We loved hearing that Natalie had raced Ironman 70.3 Staffs this weekend whilst 22 weeks pregnant so thought other readers who might want to know more, or were worried about training and racing whilst pregnant would like  to hear from someone who is very active and still enjoying excersize whilst pregnant.

Leading Physiotherapy Company partners with the Castle Triathlon Series

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Six Physio will be the official physiotherapy partner for the six triathlon weekend events hosted by the Castle Triathlon Series in 2015. The Bastion (full iron) and Gauntlet (half iron) competitors will benefit from free post race massages along with detailed pre race advice and support. Furthermore massages will be on offer for all competitors who wish to soak up the festival atmosphere and enjoy some R&R after crossing the finishing line.

45 minute hardcore turbo session by Sam Gardner

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If you’re short on time but looking for a quality work out session then look no further than this tough 45 minute set from XTERRA legend Sam Gardner.

Introducing Indurance – blood profiling for age group athletes

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InDurance is a new concept aimed at people who take their training seriously. It is an exciting new fusion of health, technology and performance and was launched at the recent 220 Triathlon Show.

We caught up with the man behind InDurance to talk about this new concept and more besides.

Why two carbs are better than one

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Do you use carbohydrate drinks, gels or bars during training and competition? If so, how do you know which type of carbohydrate formulation is most effective at boosting performance? In the attached article, Andrew Hamilton, a scientific consultant to the fitness and sports nutrition industries, provides the answers and shows why not all carbohydrate supplements are created equal!