Mental health: let’s think positively

By looking at mental health in a positive sense we can improve our performance. How do you train your brain to become as mentally healthy as it is possible to be? Rather than focusing on the negative “this is what poor mental health did to me”, let’s take a look at the positive: “my strong mental health allowed me to ….” Continue reading

Small steps to greatness

James is a true survivor. He has suffered two bouts of cancer in the past 10 years, including one particularly vicious strain that transformed him from a 14 stone, lithe, athletic man into a six stone, emaciated body who couldn’t lift his head from the hospital pillow. The reason for telling James’ story on this forum is because so much of what he says is relatable to us all. Sport and physical activity has not only helped James return to full health but it has boosted his self-confidence and helped him overcome deep depressive moments. Continue reading

Qualifying as a GB triathlete

For many people who turn to triathlon later in their sporting lives, qualifying as a Great Britain age group triathlete is at the top of their ambitions. But how do you go about qualifying?

The age group triathlon system allows more people to represent their country by splitting the competitive field into five-year age group brackets. This could be 30-34 or it could be 60-64, the age range encompasses just about everyone. Continue reading