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Geelong Ironman 70.3

The Geelong 70.3 course has a bit of everything for every type of athlete. A flat smooth swim course, some flats, some hills and some technical aspects on the bike and a multi-lap undulating run course. If you would like to join us for our race course recon day, or sample a race specific half […]

The Benefits of Yoga for Athletes

Athletes all over the world use yoga to improve their performance. Davey Black Sports Performance is not reinventing the wheel when we say that yoga increases flexibility and mobility. Our Triathlon Coach Steve Davis encourages his athletes to practice Yoga regularly as these physical improvements mean that you are less likely to strain or sprain […]

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Ironman Training

It would be unusual for a week to go by when you don’t see an Ironman or Challenge full distance triathlon taking place somewhere in the world. With well over 50 of these events on the annual race calendar around the globe, the sport is growing and exposing athletes to some amazing travel destinations as […]

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Noosa Course Review

Noosa Triathlon and Multi-sport Festival is now the biggest Standard Distance triathlon in the world. Not only that, but over the course of the 5 day festival, there are also Fun Runs, Run/Swim/Run, Tour De Noosa Ride, the Titan Noosa 1000m Ocean Swim, a Kids Triathlon, the Legends Triathlon, the 5km Asics Bolt Run and […]

Injuries Associated With Cycling

Does Your Bike Fit You?

Knee pain is one of the most common injuries associated with cycling. This is largely due to the repetitive nature of cycling and the compressive forces associated with a poorly fitted bike fit. A poor bike fit or even a change in equipment (shoes, cleats, saddle, etc.) can increase the amount of compressive force the […]

Davey Black Triathlon Coach

Triathlon Coaching in Ireland

As Davey Black Triathlon Coach Padraig Purcell starts his transition from Triathlete to Tri Coach, we take a moment to look back on Paudie’s first ever Ironman race way back in 2012. “After driving from Cork, Ireland with my wife Gill and my daughter Sophie, I arrived in Frankfurt on Friday evening the 5th of July.  […]

Triathlon World Champion

Chrissie Straw – World Champs 2019

Chrissie Straw allows us inside the mind of an athlete heading into the race of their lives under an injury cloud. Such an amazing and inspirational story unfolded in the weeks leading up to and including race day at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. “Having no idea of how my body would […]

Triathlon World Championship

Andrew Finney at the Triathlon World Championships, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Get inside the head of a full time worker, parent and part time triathlete as Davey Black Triathlon Club member Andrew Finney recounts his lead up and race at the 2019 ITU Age Group World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. “There’s nothing like the feeling on the morning of a triathlon… there are so many unknowns. […]

General Nutrition Plan

General Nutrition for Athletes

Performance Coach Steve Davis, has a minor in Nutrition and a Diploma in Sports Nutrition. He has written this nutrition summary to help guide athletes in their choices, and provide a base for them to dig deeper and learn more about what suits their own specific needs. If you would like to know more about […]

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Slow Down to Run Faster

*All references are from ‘How fast Should Your Long Run Be?’ by Jeff Gaudette – US Run Coach The long run is the key base endurance session in any weekly endurance training program. It doesn’t matter if you’re training for Sprint Distance or Ironman, it is necessary to maintain your run endurance throughout the whole […]

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