220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon April 2019

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.

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in this issue

1 min.
from the editor...

Picture the scene. It’s a Thursday in the 220 offices and I’ve just had a 10k trail race in a couple of days’ time cancelled due to heavy snow and ice. Meanwhile, I’m looking at photos from 220 writer Tim Heming’s trip to Lanza, where we sent him to train with Ironman legend Lucy Charles-Barclay… You’d think I’d be jealous (as maybe you are reading this issue!) but in fact, reading Lucy’s tips reminded me that the 2019 triathlon season isn’t that far away now and if we’re hoping to reach our goals, now is the time to start stepping up the training! So whether you’ve been enjoying mixing it up during the off-season or have been taking a rest, we’re only a few short months from dusting off our…

2 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. Favourite place to swim? “Dosthill Quarry. You wouldn’t believe a place with a Birmingham postcode can look that good!” HELEN WEBSTER 220’s editor made the move from marathons to tri five years ago. Happiest when in the open water, she also competes in swimrun. Favourite place…

1 min.
want more?

VISIT 220TRIATHLON.COM OFF-SEASON TRI DESTINATIONS Missing your wetsuit and running low on Vitamin D? We size up the best winter sun destinations for triathletes, from the Algarve to the Azores, Lanza to Tenerife, at 220triathlon.com. 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.
no need to medal

TIM HEMING Cutting through the spin of tri to address the issues that matter, Tim is a sports journalist who has written extensively on triathlon for the national press. The Virgin London Marathon has become involved in a spat over not officially awarding finishers’ medals to the guide runners of visually impaired athletes. It was called out by the Royal National Institute of Blind People and British Blind Sport, the latter’s chief exec, Alaina MacGregor, telling The Telegraph that she was disappointed the event would “not offer recognition to these amazing individuals, without whom many visually impaired people would not be able to go running.” It was then picked up and swung around on social media, championing the cause for seemingly disgruntled guides. “If you believe recognition means awarding a medal, you’re…

1 min.
orca predator

New for 2019, wetsuit giants Orca have updated their top-end Predator suit as worn by former Ironman world champ Sebastian Kienle. The New Zealand-hailing/Spanish-based brand bill it as their most technically-advanced suit yet, and it sits within their ‘Total Swimmer’ range for those looking for flexibility and flotability. Key upgrades include a layer of titanium to target better thermal insulation, and enhanced stretch in both the arms and back areas. In a bid to provide the most flexibility around, key materials include the top grade Yamamoto 44, which is a unique partnership with the Japanese manufacturer, and an Infinity Skin bamboo liner. There’s also the Core Lateral Stabiliser (CLS) that aims to secure a greater body position, and the brand’s Hydrolite tech panels to help whip the suit off under pressure. We’ll be…

1 min.
3 of the best low cal beers

UNDER £1.50 ERDINGER ALKOHOLFREI £1.30 Go to a German triathlon and you’ll likely see the winners pouring Alkoholfrei over each other. It contains 125 kcal per 500ml bottle and Erdinger bill it as an isotonic recovery drink, but the taste is just too sweet when compared to the craft beers seen below. UNDER £1.75 BREWDOG NANNY STATE £1.59 The hipster’s beer brand of choice low-alcohol number offers just 0.5% of alcohol content and 26 calories in each 330ml can. And it’s surprisingly good (if understandably lacking a little depth), resulting in a hoppy, citrusy and smoky craft beer taste. UNDER £2 GEN!US CRAFT LAGER 3% £1.90 Coming in with a 3% alcohol content, the Gen!us (their exclamation mark) is easily the strongest here. Unsurprisingly it also has the greatest range of flavour and offers a reasonable citrus hit…