Five top tips for triathlon training recovery

You’ve been working hard at building up your stamina, but have you been taking your rest programme seriously too? Recovery is incredibly important in a training schedule in the run-up to your next triathlon event, but it can be tempting to push yourself harder without appropriate rest activities in-between.

Perfecting your triathlon swim technique: 8 Top Tips

With triathlon season approaching, now’s the perfect time to get your swim technique down to a tee!

Get The Most Out Of Your Winter Running

Start out warm I’ve been running for more than two decades but I still frequently make the classic beginner’s error of overdressing. Two tricks to help you resist the temptation to wear too much: warm your kit (especially your base layer) on the radiator before you put it on, and do some warm-up exercises in […]

Easy Technique Tips for a Stronger Swim

Easy technique based tips to reap the rewards of a stronger swim Ever feel like you’re going nowhere fast during your swim leg? An inefficient arm stroke saps speed, drains energy and can send you off-course in open water – adding unnecessary distance and fatigue (a killer combo when you still have a bike and […]

5 signs you are in need of a new pair of running shoes

Wearing a pair of old running shoes could be the difference in knocking off that final few seconds to get a new Personal Best, old shoes not only slow you down but can also increase your risk of injury. Here are 5 signs to look out for to see if it’s time for your trainers […]

Top Tips To Protect Your Knees When Running!

One of the most common running ailments is runner’s knee, which can negatively affect your training, or even worse, leave you completely unable to run! We have put together a list of our top tips to protect your knees, however all cases may vary and if you have any on-going issues please consult a professional.

Triathlon Transition Tips: Getting in and out of triathlon transition zones quickly

Most triathletes spend the bulk of their training time focused on the three events: swimming, cycling, and running. But the transition between each event also requires training. Each triathlon has two transitions: a swim-to-bike and a bike-to-run. Although they seem simple a poor transition can add precious time and waste energy during a race. A […]

Four dietary tips for aspiring long distance runners

Freebird Events operates a variety of distance races across Yorkshire and the North East. Our races allow veteran distance runners and newcomers to triathlons alike to take part, start competing in endurance races and most importantly, enjoy themselves while doing so. If you’re thinking of taking part in your first local community triathlon or marathon you […]

Triathlon tips for beginners: setting triathlon goals

If a target-based approach to work and fitness is what motivates you, why not apply it to triathlon competition too? As we all know, the most effective targets are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound – meeting the SMART criteria. SMART goals can work for triathletes too, but there are a number of things to […]

Running Tips

We’ve collated a few of our favourite running tips for beginners, intermediates and advanced runners. These are key tips to bear in mind when training for any type of race, whether it be your first ever 5K, or your fiftieth marathon. We hope you find these helpful!