Beginner’s Guide to Open Water Swimming
Firstly, good job for signing up, beginning training or even just thinking about an event that involves open water swimming. Open water swimming is a very different experience to doing lengths in a swimming pool and you won’t understand that fully until yo...
Long Distance Triathlon: What to Expect & Prepare For
Long distance is the all-encompassing daddy of racing, it’s 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling and to top it all off, a lovely 26.2 mile run. It takes everything you have to give; a fine-tuned combination of passion, motivation, focus, and dogged ...
Overcoming Water Phobia in Triathlon
Meet Nicki, a member of Team Passion Fit. Even though she has a phobia of water, on top of anxiety and self esteem issues, she has not let them hold her back! Read her story about how she is overcoming her phobia, and how triathlon has changed her life.....
7 Continents: 7 Bucket List Swim Destinations
There are endless wonderful swimming destinations in the world where you can enjoy a paddle, dip a toe or train for your next triathlon, but, we thought we’d have a look at all continents and pick our favourites from each one. We’re going to take you fro...
Tri Suit Buying Guide
What’s in a tri suit, really? For a lot of people, the price tag is their only consideration but there’s a lot more you should consider. There really isn’t much point in spending thousands on a pair of expensive race wheels and a super-expensive TT bik...
2 x Zone3 Ironman World Record Holders
Matt Hanson has been recognised as the IRONMAN world record holder, surpassing Tim Don. IRONMAN Texas 2018 was a blisteringly fast race, where pro results were on average 12 minutes faster than last year. It was won by Zone3 athlete Matt Hanson in a stagg...
Open Water Kit Guide: Swimming With Reynauds Syndrome
Open Water Kit Guide written by open water swimming coach, Alice Barnes. This winter has been exceptionally cold and as a result, the lakes and rivers are cooler than usual. I normally jump in on the 1st April (not an April fools joke!) but this year, hav...
6 Core Workouts You Can Do From Home
Maintaining a strong core can improve your performance hugely during triathlon races. It will keep you stable in the swim, take the strain off your back and shoulders during the cycling stage and helps prevent injuries while long distance running. We have...
Zone3’s Youngest Triathlete
One of our youngest Zone3 ambassadors, 12-year-old Dominic Pauley, is extremely excited about the new triathlon season and can’t wait to get started. Dom was born with a hole in his heart which mended on its own by the time he was 2. Last year he ha...