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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 […]

jogging track

Slow Down to Run Faster

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 season with a weekly long run. Being the key endurance session it is important to know how fast […]

Swimming Courses

Davey Black Triathlon

One of the reasons that the Davey Black Triathlon Club Melbourne is so successful is because of the hard work and dedication of Performance Coach Steve Davis, Irish Club Coach Padraig Purcell and Sunshine Coast Club Coaches Alex Polizzi and Amelia Rose-Watkinson. The time and effort these coaches put into every one of their athletes […]


Sports Performance Centre

Davey Black is not a person. There is no-one named Davey. There is no Mr or Mrs Black. Davey Black was born as a concept. It was an idea to combine high quality triathlon coaching and squad training with strength and conditioning, mobility, recovery, physiotherapy and yoga. The idea came about when Triathlon Performance Coach […]

Ironman Training

Finding the right Ironman Training Plan

Training for an Ironman is not easy. It’s not just the physical training that is hard. There is also the mental aspect of putting all of your eggs into one basket and training so long for one shot at huge race. Then there are the time issues of trying to fit in all the training […]

Fitness Studio

Triathlon Training Recovery: Try These 5 Essentials

We’re proud to have the Davey Black Fitness brand synonymous with Melbourne triathlons, so we speak with some authority when we say there’s few athletic pursuits one can undertake that’s quite like a triathlon. A triathlon coaching Melbourne is not just a test of a person’s physical ability and fitness, but of their willpower and […]

Triathlon Training In Melbourne

Training For a Triathlon: 5 Things You Need to Know

As one of the premier providers of triathlon coaching Melbourne, we’ve seen our fair share of newcomers throw their hat into the triathlon ring for the very first time and we’ve picked up on the mistakes newbies tend to make when taking on their first competition. The best thing you can do to ensure your […]

Melbourne Triathlon Training Club

What is the Melbourne Triathlon League?

The Melbourne Triathlon training club League was established in 2018 to provide a free training option for any local triathletes. The only caveat is that you have to be a registered member with Triathlon Victoria or visiting athletes must be registered with any of the other Triathlon Australia state bodies. The idea of the Melbourne […]