Delivering on a big stage – European Triathlon Championships 2014 Kitzbuhel

The following blog was written the morning after the European Triathlon Championships so I hope you find some of the sport psychology and racing insights interesting!

Getting onto the pontoon was a huge relief after the holding areas – now just trying to settle everything down inside.

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Tuning the body and mind – revving up for Kitzbuhel

In my last blog I wrote about the mental and physical challenges as you approach the business end of the race season as an endurance athlete. As I came into the final two races before the European championships in Kitzbuhel, a strange thing happened. It all started to become . . . → Read More: Tuning the body and mind – revving up for Kitzbuhel

Out of the pan and into the Chariots of Fire

So in my last post I got you up to date with my recent foray into the world of triathlon. I then headed for the start of the main racing season where I would find out if all the hard work had paid off and where I still needed to sharpen up…

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Triathlon: learning from races and looking ahead to a big race

My last blog was back in 2012 so it’s been a while. This isn’t because I didn’t enjoy writing them or hearing your thoughts (which was the best bit), but simply because time has been the enemy. It was in a series of off-hand discussions with friends, work colleagues and training partners that they . . . → Read More: Triathlon: learning from races and looking ahead to a big race

The Olympic Journey

Since I was young, the Olympic Games have always seemed to me an aweinspiring spectacle of sporting endeavour. To athletes in most sports, the games are the big one, the event that they completely commit themselves to, and as such the competition is always dramatic. Nowadays it’s the stories and understanding the journey that . . . → Read More: The Olympic Journey

Review of 2011 – looking back and looking forward

So as the year draws to a close I thought I’d look back at some of my top sporting moments of 2011.  As anyone watching this year’s BBC sports personality of the year would have noticed, it’s been a pretty good one for the UK.  And with 2012 just a matter of hours away, . . . → Read More: Review of 2011 – looking back and looking forward

Testing the water with Mark Beaumont

With Mark Beaumont’s recent departure for the row-to-the-pole expedition, it seemed an apt moment to tell you about our last training session together.  As many of you know, over the past 6 months I have had the privilege of working with the record-breaking cyclist, Mark Beaumont.  He explained that he was filming . . . → Read More: Testing the water with Mark Beaumont

When you run out of coaching ideas, try Sport Psychology?!

“We’ve tried all the coaching approaches we know, we brought in an s&c coach, asked a biomechanist, physiologist and a physio.  Perhaps you can help?”  This might sound like an unlikely scenario but is something that I actually come across very regularly.  Of the four main areas in sport; physical, technical, tactical . . . → Read More: When you run out of coaching ideas, try Sport Psychology?!

The Edinburgh Marathon – 3 Steps To Getting The Most Out Of Your Race

Following on from my London Marathon blog, my followers suggested that I write something to help people prepare for the Edinburgh marathon this week. Unlike London, the course probably isn’t fast enough to permit a discussion on somebody going under 2:04:59 although it’d be great to see of course!

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Peak Performance in International Debating – Sport Psychology in disguise?

So taking a bit of a step into the unknown I recently agreed to see if I could help a group of international debaters.  I’ll be completely honest, this was something I undertook with significant trepidation and I really wasn’t sure if I would be able to help!  I had been chatting . . . → Read More: Peak Performance in International Debating – Sport Psychology in disguise?