Long distance

Ironman: What should you do once it's over?

Wondering what you should do once your Ironman is over, and when you should think about your next big adventure? Dermott Hayes has this post-Ironman advice
13 May 2019 at 10:28

David McNamee top speed tips for Ironman

With two Ironman World Championship podium finishes under his belt David McNamee has established himself as the greatest British male Ironman in history and is aiming for more Kona podium success in 2019. But what advice does the former ITU racer have for increasing your Ironman speed? Over to you David...
26 April 2019 at 14:31

Ironman: Are you ready for your long-distance triathlon?

Are you really ready for the Ironman and have you done enough? Fear not says, James Pryke of Triathlon Coaching UK, these doubts are perfectly normal...
11 March 2019 at 10:55

Do I need to adapt my front crawl swim stroke for Ironman?

Aiming for your first long-distance triathlon after a few seasons of short, and wondering if you need to change some aspects of your front crawl swim stroke to help you cope with the 3.8km swim? John Wood has this advice...
25 February 2019 at 11:20

How much does it cost to enter and race an Ironman?

From entry fees to kit and accommodation, how much does it really cost to enter and race an Ironman triathlon? Matt Baird does the sums...
13 February 2019 at 09:32

Chrissie Wellington explains how to recover from an iron-distance triathlon

Four-time Ironman world champion shares her advice on how best to recover after an Ironman-distance triathlon
29 January 2019 at 08:58

Ironman-distance triathlons: 10 of the cheapest

Got the Ironman bug but worried about the entry fees, travelling costs and accommodation bills of long-distance triathlons? Then fear ye not, because here we’ve compiled our list of affordable iron-distance experiences in the UK and Europe
23 January 2019 at 16:12

How to train for a faster Ironman with Dave Scott

Want to go long in 2019 for the first time? Or hoping to beat your Ironman PB? Dave Scott, shares his go-long, go-faster, training tips
19 December 2018 at 09:32

David McNamee's top Ironman training tips and sessions

With two Kona podiums under his belt David McNamee has quietly established himself as the greatest British male Ironman in history. But what advice does top Scot David McNamee have on moving up to Ironman?
15 November 2018 at 09:25

Ironman blues: How to beat them...

You’ve trained for years, had the date circled for months and finally completed your Ironman. And then… nothing. Your body aches, training motivation is non-existent and the sofa is all too appealing. Let Martyn Brunt guide you off it, and on to the next challenge…
05 November 2018 at 09:43

How to taper for Ironman

Wondering what activities/fuelling you should do during your taper week, before an Ironman triathlon? We asked top Ironman pro Tim Don for his advice
23 August 2018 at 09:49

Hilly Ironmans: how should you pace the run?

Got a hilly Ironman coming up, and wondering how to cope with hills on the run leg and how you should pace it? Scott Findlay, triathlon coach for the Hartree Jets, has this advice.
13 August 2018 at 11:40

The Ironman bike leg: how to stay focussed for 180km

Racing your first Ironman soon and wondering how the heck you stay focused for the 180km? Here's Ironman pro Tim Don with the answers...
16 July 2018 at 11:08

How much bike training do you need to do for an Ironman?

Worried about whether you have done enough training on the bike for your upcoming Ironman? Mark Kleanthous explains how to tell if you're ready...
13 July 2018 at 10:18

12 things I learnt from my first Ironman-distance triathlon

After a decade spent stinking out shorter-distance triathlons, 220’s features ed Matt Baird finally made his Iron debut at the UK Ultimate Triathlon last month. Following punctures, a spot of vomit and blisters the size of golf balls, he survived to tell the tale in 15 and a half hours. Here’s what he learnt…
06 July 2018 at 10:52

Ironman race day plan: 35 tips for success

You’ve logged the countless hours of swim, bike and run training in preparation for your Ironman race. But how do you put all the pieces together to complete the 226km course? Fear not, here’s your ultimate Ironman race-day guide
04 July 2018 at 12:44

Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon race tips

Want to take on the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, one of the toughest iron-distance triathlons in the world? Here's some advice from 11-time Norseman finisher and member of the race crew Jonny Hisdal
31 May 2018 at 09:52

Can I do an Ironman in trainers and flat pedals?

Wondering if it's ok to do an Ironman bike leg without clipping in? It is, says Mark Kleanthous, but you won't be as efficient
21 May 2018 at 09:47

14 ways to take the stress out of Ironman training

Considering an Ironman but worried you’re not up to it? Silence those inner demons and train smart with our guide to taking the stress out of going long
20 April 2018 at 10:05

Can you race Olympic and Ironman-distance triathlons in the same season?

Can't decide between racing Ironman or Olympic-distance triathlons and wondering if you can combine the two, and still have a successful season at both? Dermott Hayes has this advice
12 April 2018 at 15:07