This year I have the honour of racing for the Tri Training Harder Race Team, a team of six athletes racing competitively in triathlon as age-groupers or professionals at the top of their game. I feel extremely lucky to be on a team with these very talented athletes and feel I have a huge amount to learn from them; I hope I can get them out doing some more trail running and having a crack at some ultras in time!
Tri Training Harder delivers world class coaching and training plans to aspiring triathletes of all ages and abilities. They run luxury triathlon and cycling holidays in Portugal from January to June, and have an online store to cover all your training needs.
The Tri Training Harder Race Team has a number of partners and associated sponsors to help us get the best possible equipment, nutrition and training facilities:
The Bosworth Clinic is a new ‘state of the art’ facility situated in Cassington, Oxfordshire. The Clinic boasts 6 large treatment rooms, including a disability suite, a large well equipped Rehabilitation Gym, Pilates and Yoga Studio, a small astro turf area and two 50 metre running lanes. Gordon Bosworth, clinical director, was head track and field physio at the London 2012 Olympic Games for Team GB, and could not be a better candidate to ensure that the Tri Training Harder race team stays injury free, strong and functioning well during the season ahead.
Gordon (physiotherapist), Paul (S&C coach and soft tissue therapist), Mark (performance psychologist) and Helen (nutritionist) joined us in the Algarve at the start of the year to help get the team on its feet!
Athlete Service are Henley on Thames based cycling and triathlon specialists. They provide sports analysis and fitting and carry a wide range of the latest clothing and equipment. They provide the team with race bikes, bike fitting, including pedal stroke analysis, as well as a range of training products for the athletes, and for me in particular, the crucial bit of equipment, trainers!
High5 is a UK company run by athletes. They have competed in many of the World’s toughest events and have years of racing experience between them. They know from personal experience how important it is to get nutrition absolutely right and what it takes to make a great sports product. High5 has close links with Universities and leading researcher groups. Combining their practical no-nonsense approach with the latest developments in sports science means that High5 products are always leading edge and 100% fit for purpose. High5 provide our team with nutrition for training and racing to ensure that they are 100% ready when they hit the start line. I guess I’d better learn to start running fast…
Champion System pride themselves on providing the best custom clothing in the market place, using the highest quality fabrics from Italy and Europe and the best inks and printers from Japan. They have combined their strong 20+ year knowledge of the apparel business with their love of sports to offer the best possible products and service. Champion System provide us with Tri Training Harder racing kit and supply other training kit to the athletes.