The latest review…

Since our inception around 14 year ago, we have been fortunate enough to have a variety of people review our services.  These have included professional journalists for established publications like the Financial Times, or online media such as Road Cycling … Read More

A Picture Says A Thousand Words – European Championships 2016 — jamesphillipstriathlon

At Sportstest we are really proud to be working with James Phillips. We hope you will enjoy his thoughts on what we think is an awesome performance at the European Sprint Triathlon Championships… I’m on the plane back from my … Read More

Warm weather, smooth roads, great company & magnificent climbs…

Sounds perfect, doesn’t it! ….and it’s not too good to be true.  The roads around Denia in Spain are near perfect for training, and as a result many of the major Pro-Continental Cycling teams uses this area of Spain for … Read More

Yeah, Kona baby! ….an athletes view and race tips.

Anyone who has any interest in triathlon will know of the lure and the mystique surrounding the story of the famous inaugural Ironman triathlon, that was held in 1978 in Hawaii.  A challenge to include the 3.8km Waikiki Roughwater swim race, the  … Read More

A little hindsight, and a MASSIVE THANK YOU!

So, I am going to keep this really brief.  Most of you will know that I am in Chicago and the lack of posts over the past weeks has been because I have been training hard for the Triathlon age … Read More

Wow, what a weekend….

If you read my blog about Dambuster duathlon earlier this year, you will have realised that I have been out of multi-sport racing for several years. This year, I have been trying to make a comeback, and set my sight … Read More

The challenge of Le Tour 2015….

As coach and physiologist I get asked to help prepare my clients for a variety of different sporting challenges.  This year is no different, but it might just be bigger.  This year it’s…….The Tour de France We have all watched it … Read More

Best laid schemes of mice and men (aka the Dambuster Duathlon)

What had I done? I’d only gone and entered a duathlon! They hurt even more than triathlon! To add insult to injury I hadn’t raced a multisport event since Ironman Austria (10:30:32) in 2010! That said, I did my first … Read More

2014, the year that wasn’t

So we are almost at the end of the year, and I am sat planning my “campaign” for 2015.  As I have just had another birthday, I will be moving up another age-group in triathlon next year, so I have … Read More

A message of inspiration…

Just ten months ago, Sportstest coached Verity Appleyard (who is sponsored by Brotherton Cycles) was undergoing major abdominal surgery that was likely to threaten her ability to ride this year.  It is fantastic news then that she not only recovered, but did … Read More

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