Beginner triathlete? Start here

I aim to make my blog a resource of tips for beginner triathletes where I share everything I’ve learned along the way. If you are considering your first triathlon, here are some blog posts which might be useful:


How to overcome your fear of open-water swimming
8 Tips for learning to swim
How to choose the right swimming goggles
How to cope with a non-wetsuit swim in a triathlon
5 of the best open water swimming venues
Tips for open water swimming with Adam Walker
Pool-based swim challenges to keep you motivated


How to eat and drink while cycling
Choosing a cycling helmet
Mountain biking benefits for triathletes
5 ways to stay safe on the bike
5 reasons to start cycling
Retul bike fit: My experience
6 UK cycling routes to try this Easter
10 reasons why I love sportives


6 track sessions to improve your running speed
Training with heart rate zones
Running advice for beginners

General triathlon tips/advice

Tips for choosing a triathlon as a beginner
Do you need a triathlon coach?
Dealing with your period on race day
Race day mental preparation
Pre-race preparation tips
Overcoming imposter syndrome in triathlon
How to do a triathlon on a budget
What makes a great training location?
10 documentaries for runners and triathletes
7 of the best triathlon training camps
Supporting others in their fitness journey
Feeling body confident in swimwear
Thoughts on endurance
Racing: how often is too often?
Triathlon training with a partner
On being competitive as a woman
4 unique triathlons to challenge yourself
Racing as an Athena triathlete
Why I’m not doing an Ironman
Finding motivation after your A race
How to stay focused during training or racing