In the first part of the Inside Tri Show Summer Series, prepare for a fantastic adventure on fat bikes and pack rafts off the coast of North West Scotland. When she's not working as a physiotherapist, Hollie Leonard loves being in the outdoors, whether it's doing triathlon or mountaineering, Hollie's always up for an adventure and in the summer of 2020, she and her husband Dave went bike rafting in the Outer Hebrides.
What's it really like to ride the Tour de France? We get the lowdown from Guy Wolstencroft who was part of a team of amateur riders who completed every stage of the Tour a week ahead of the pros. The Tour 21, as it’s known, covered every single km that the pro teams covered. But they also raised 1£m for Cure Leukaemia charity in the process.
Hayden Wilde will be the first to tell you the last 3-4 years have been 'surreal'. The New Zealand athlete switched to triathlon from off-road endurance events after Rio 2016, in a bid qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. When the Covid outbreak began in 2020, the young New Zealander wouldn't have foreseen not racing abroad for 22 months. He made the most of his time, becoming 2x National Champion in the 5,000m. He returned to triathlon action with a 5th place finish at WCTS Leeds 2021 and is...
Helen brings you a race special from Ironman UK this week, with post-race interviews from winners Joe Skipper and Katrina Matthews. Second place finisher Nikki Bartlett, along with Chantel Cummings and Leon Chevalier who both finished third also stop and chat to Helen. Plus she speaks to British pros Elliot Smales (4th) and Adam Bowden (5th), as well as coach Rob Cheetham, who is husband to Susie Cheetham.
Marten Van Riel is on a mission to win an Olympic medal in triathlon, before stamping his authority over the Ironman distance. The 28-year-old surprised himself by qualifying for the Rio Olympics and going on to finish in 6th position. He won Super League's Arena Games twice in 2021 and finished 3rd at WCTS Leeds, which was won by Alex Yee. He's part of Joel Filliol's squad and trains alongside his fellow countryman Jelle Geens, as well as Vincent Luis, Mario Mola and Jake Birtwhistle. ...
We bring in multiple Ironman winner Laura Siddall to chat with Helen this week, all about the mental ups and downs of Ironman training and racing. Helen competed at Lakesman 2021, a long distance triathlon in England's picturesque Lake District, but the race didn't go to plan.
We all know a woman in our life and that is why this episode is a must-listen! Whether it's you, your wife, your mum, a friend, a cousin, the peri menopause and the menopause will affect someone you know. Dr Bella Smith and Baz Moffat from the Well HQ cover all bases and it's great.
British Triathlon's Sophie Coldwell, Olivia Mathias, Claire Cashmore and Dave Ellis reflect on the weekend that was the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series and World Triathlon Para Series, Leeds. Sophie took her first WTCS podium with an impressive 3rd place finish, while Olivia crossed the line in 25th on her World Series debut, before watching her boyfriend Alex Yee win the men's race. Dave clinched gold in the PTV1 race, while his partner Claire took silver behind team mate Lauren...
This is a brilliant chat with a brilliant athlete! Calum Johnson is a British triathlete who was Non Stanford's training partner in the run up to the Rio Olympics. Calum is a fine triathlete in his own right, with numerous podiums on the European Cup circuit. But after a debut 63.44 half marathon in 2021, the national cross country champion has a new goal - to qualify for the marathon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. It's a really honest and engaging chat about high performance, trying to...
We get multiple Ironman 70.3 champion Helle Frederiksen back on the podcast this week, to talk us through race day nutrition and how to fuel across all distances. We go in-depth about what to eat during an Ironman triathlon and what to eat in the days before a race.
06:00 We talk about the basics of race nutrition. We have up to 90 minutes of maximal work. We can go 90 minutes without putting any energy in. Helle talks about how to fuel a sprint distance race - take a gel...
Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay join us in conversation. The pair became a "quaranteam" when Covid hit in 2020, forming a training bubble together along with Heather’s husband Wattie and Paula’s partner – fellow pro Eric Lagerstrom. Heather is the American ironman record holder and a multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 champion too. While Paula had an emotional win at 2020 Challenge Daytona, after years of struggles with confidence and injuries after being number 1 on the ITU circuit back...
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We go beyond triathlon this week and dive into the world of ocean rowing, with Bella Collins and Purusha Gordon who are part of the 4 woman Ocean Sheroes Crew, competing in the Great Pacific Rowing Race. Bella has done an Ocean row before, but for Purusha, who is a mum of two young boys, it's a completely new challenge. But just like marathon...
Why is triathlon becoming so popular in Bahrain? What's it like to be a female endurance athlete in Bahrain? How do Olympic wildcards work? We answer all of these questions with Bahraini athlete Sameera Al Bitar. Sameera represented Bahrain in swimming at two Olympic games, before switching to triathlon. Sameera faced a number of barriers when she was growing up as a young female swimmer in Bahrain. But as triathlon continues to grow in popularity in the Gulf, Sameera's confident...
We join athlete George Goodwin and his coach Blair Cartmell in conversation this week. Blair's an elite coach and was based at Triathlon Scotland's Performance Centre at the University of Stirling, for almost a decade, before moving to Bath. He has also lived and breathed the sport alongside his brother, the former professional Fraser Cartmell.
Meanwhile, George has been involved in triathlon since he was a youngster. He switched to longer distances early on, when he knew that he...
2016 Olympic triathlon champion Gwen Jorgensen joins us this week. Gwen was happy working as an accountant when USA Triathlon persuaded her to join their set up in 2010. A year on and she had qualified for the London Olympics. By 2014 she was dominant and she stormed to gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Then she walked away from the sport to have a family and then announced her new goals, to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the marathon.
07:46 we talk about motivation. One of...
This week’s guest is the bubbly and very fun Lou Bates. If you’ve been in triathlon for some time, you might know her better as Louise Collins. She was an awesome age grouper who turned pro about a decade ago, at a similar time to Lucy Gossage. Things unravelled somewhat though and she took time away from triathlon. More recently she’s been national hill climbing champion, she's become a yoga teacher and she raced in the UCI E-Sports World Championships. It’s a fascinating story about...
Holly Page is a GB trail runner, adventurer and was crowned World Sky Running series champion in 2018. She was world duathlon champion in her age group in her twenties and hopes to still be racing and running well into her 70s. She grew up in Yorkshire, loves the mountains but she's also a talented linguist (she speaks 4 languages) and violin player. . Oh and she manages to combine her incredible running with work in international development.
06:20 How her early childhood...
This week, we bring you post-race interviews from Super League Triathlon's Arena Games London 2021. It's fast and furious racing, mixing a pool swim with virtual cycling and running through Zwift. A massive thank you to the Super League Triathlon team for helping to make this episode happen.
24:54 Women's winner Beth Potter who represented Team GB in the 10,000m on the track at the Rio Olympics, before quitting her job as a teacher and switching to triathlon. She was 2019...
A short teaser of the post-race interviews from the Super League Triathlon Arena Games in London.
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This is a fabulous conversation with a fabulous woman. Germany's Fiona Kolbinger surprised everyone - not least herself - when she won the Transcontinental Race outright in 2019. The young Doctor covered around 4,000km in ten days, to become the first ever female winner of the epic event. But there's a lot more to Fiona than an incredible ability to endure very long days on a bike.
15:20 About her first cycle touring experience when she had never heard of chamois cream and...
Find out how to be the best version of your athletic self with Dr Emma Ross
Dr Rebecca Robinson - Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Medical Doctor and former pro triathlete Dr Tamsin Lewis join me this week, to talk about returning to training after covid, dealing with Long Covid, plus advice on training around the Coronavirus vaccination.
37.50 Getting back to sport. "It's often mind over matter with a lot of athletes, but with covid if you push through there is a massive pay back. You have to celebrate the small wins. "
43:44 Dr Rebecca...
She's played for Brian May, she's been involved in the Queen's Christmas Broadcast, she's been a Paraclimbing World Champion, she's had to re-learn how to walk and she's taught herself how to run. If that isn't enough, she's also a Paratriathlon World Champion. Yet this still only scratches the surface of the remarkable British Paratriathlete, Fran Brown.
07:45 Her amazing and very varied background in music and sport
16:25 How she went about re-learning how to walk and stand,...
This week it's all about ultra endurance cycling. Guest Anna Haslock is Race Director for the Trans Continental Race (TCR.) It's a self-supported bike race across Europe, approximately 4,000km. The race was originally set up in 2012 by Haslock's partner, the late Mike Hall, who was one of the best endurance cyclists on the planet. They ran the race together for three years, until Mike's tragic death during a self-supported race across Australia. Anna has continued to organise the race...
Sophie Coldwell is a British triathlete and her fiancé Tom Evans is an ultra runner. Sophie’s a front-pack swimmer, she represented England at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and was 9th at the Olympic Qualification event in Tokyo. Tom's background couldn't be more different, a British Army captain, he entered Marathon des Sables in 2017 after a bet. He ended up finishing 3rd. He won the 101km race at the UTMB in 2018 and finished 3rd at Western States in 2019. He's turned his attention to...