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220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon

August 2020

220 Triathlon is the UK’s No.1 selling Triathlon magazine and brings together all the finest elements of the world’s fastest growing sport in a visually stunning and practical format.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

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1 min.
from the editor...

We’ve all been there. Arriving at our first triathlon, wondering how to navigate transition, whether the water will be cold and if we’ll have the energy to actually run the run... Triathlon may be experiencing a difficult year, but we hope racing will return soon and, when it does, we want to make sure we do all we can to encourage newbies to experience this wonderful sport, even if swims will be staggered and racking socially-distanced! For that reason we’ve partnered with dhb to include a free beginner’s guide this issue, plus on p90 you’ll find our (tried and tested!) countdown of the best races to enter as your first one. My advice? Choose an event with a friendly course, great scenery and a decent bit of bling (or a…

1 min.
the best triathlon kit reviews

We take gear testing seriously – you need to know that the kit you buy will help you reach your goals in all three disciplines and work as hard as you on race day. Our test team is made up of experienced triathletes, cyclists and runners who test each product that appears in 220 to the max during training and racing, rating it honestly for performance and value. JACK SEXTY A triathlete since blowing his student loan on a bike, sub-2hr Olympic athlete Jack moved to Ironman at Lanzarote in 2016. Thing you miss most about racing? “The excitement when your transition area is sorted and you just have to get to the start line.” HELEN WEBSTER 220’s editor made the move from marathons to tri seven years ago. Happiest when in the open water, she…

1 min.
want more?

VISIT 220TRIATHLON.COM NEW WEBSITE! If you haven’t noticed already, we have a new-look website! Packed with the same great training advice, tips and plans, it promises an even better user experience and ease of navigation, especially on mobile. Head to 220tri.com and take a look around. DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL EDITION ENJOY YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE ON YOUR TABLET Get all the great advice and expert reviews from the print version of your favourite tri magazine on our digital edition. FOLLOW 220 @220Triathlon /220Triathlon @220triathlon…

3 min.
the world’s greatest run courses stay inspired to tri!

1 min.
nourish your brain to keep fitness levels up

Brain health’s often associated with physical health thanks to myriad reasons, including increased cerebral bloodflow. But recent research by health researcher Matthieu Boisgontier suggests a potential role reversal as we age – that cognitive health sustains physical health. Boisgontier analysed data from over 100,000 adults from 21 countries aged between 51 and 90, each of whom had completed cognitive assessments and fed back their activity levels five times over a 12-year period. Perhaps not surprisingly, those who exercised least scored the lowest cognitive scores. But interestingly, the inexorable cognitive decline across the board generally preceded a decline in exercise, suggesting the former led to the latter. So, learning a new skill’s always a good one to decelerate cognitive – ergo, physical – decline. The top line? Guitar playing equals a new PB! And don’t…

3 min.
“i wanted to put my race fitness to good use”

The Deca Iron was something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. Like a lot of people, I’ve been trying to get fit for this season but that fell by the wayside with the lockdown. My wife and I got talking about raising money for NHS Charities and I thought I might as well try a Deca… indoors, replacing the swim with an hour’s row, or 12km. It was just about looking to support in any way I could. I’d built up all this fitness, got ready to race and couldn’t, so rather than sit around I thought ‘Let’s put it to good use.’ I started at 6:45am and finished between 4-5pm every day for 10 days. I did a group ride on Zwift, on the turbo trainer and…