News: IM Placid and IM Switz coming up, John's ITU update, Vineman, Pete Jacobs auctions. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's a photo of the studio's. 


This Weeks Discussion: Gary Hobbs sent through this weeks discussion. Here's his message: I'm just back from the Long Course Weekend, in Tenby, Wales ( It an Ironman over a weekend, swimming Friday evening, biking Saturday, and running Sunday. 1.9 or 3.8km swim. 112, 72 or 40 mile bike. Full or Half Marathon. Swim and Bike following the IM Wales routes. Only the run differs. 

So, questions: How much quicker do you think you would be over the IM distance if you had the 12+ hours recovery between disciplines?Would you pace each discipline different as they are stand alone compared to your approach in an IM? Comment here

Age Grouper of the Week: Rob Commins sent through his partner Aisling Coppinger as this week age grouper. She has had a tough period when it comes to injuries but this hasn't stopped her from running 161km in 24 hours. Plus she's looking to do IMUK on hardly any training. She's hard as nails. 

High 5: Ali Hollington sent through a High 5 on travelling with your bike. 

Coaches Corner: Richard Waddington sent through a interesting email about the effects of currents and and wind on slower athletes. 

Website of the Week: Colin Durrant sent through

This Weeks Website: Pete Jacobs auction