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6 Steps to Coping with Injury

Written by Behavioural & Mental Health Counsellor – Nestor Rivera with Performance Triathlon Coach – Steve Davis Injuries in sport are inevitable. The best you can hope for is to sleep, eat, recover, load correctly, strengthen and lengthen to help minimise the risk of an injury occurring. We’ve all been there, sitting and listening to […]

Reach Your Personal Best in Lockdown

Triathletes are competitive by nature. Triathlon is the sport that starts as an opportunity to socialise and get healthy, usually changes once the race is on. Some of us are racing to get on the podium. Some of us race to beat our mates. All of us are racing to beat our previous best time. […]

They Cancelled My Race!

The current world wide pandemic has brought all triathletes to one same crossroad. All of us have collectively been through the agony of a race cancellation in 2020. We spend months and months preparing for a race, following a triathlon training plan consistently, keeping our hopes up, thinking about crossing the finish line and proving […]

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Finding Happiness in Fitness

One of the most interesting effects of physical activity is one related to the connection between physical activity and the mind. The human mind, as defined by the Psychological dictionary is “the centre of thought, emotion, and behaviour, mediating both consciously and unconsciously the body’s responses to social and physical environment.” The fact that each […]

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The Performance Factor

By Behavioural & Mental Health Counsellor – Alejandro Nestor Rivera Triathlon is a sport that requires a high level of time and dedication. It is often seen at a community level as an activity performed by only elite athletes or professionals. Little is mentioned about the age groupers and thier dedication to performance. The fact […]

Coping and Choking in Triathlon and Life

Davey Black Sports Performance Behavioural & Mental Health Counsellor, Alejandro Nestor Rivera, speaks about the importance of your relationship with these two “c” words. Feeling the pressure that a situation creates is one of the most common feelings that you will face in real life. Some of us will feel it when running our first […]

The Importance of Staying Connected

Due to the current situation that we, and the rest of the world, is living in, we have had to adapt quickly to the idea and daily grind of training in isolation. Athletes and triathlon Coach alike have moved from group rides to solo or online rides. Our Park Runs and track sessions with a […]

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Time to lock it down and stay home

The time has come. As a society, most of us have done our best to stay safe and responsible over the last few weeks to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. Because of Coach Steve’s background as a Microbiologist, the Davey Black Tri Club has always taken it a step further than recommended each […]

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Performance Coach Steve Davis on Training Through this Pandemic

Performance Triathlon Coach Steve Davis has a Degree in Science, majoring in Microbiology, and worked for 10 years a microbiologist before becoming a full time Triathlon Coach. Here, Coach Steve shares his tips on safe, and socially responsible triathlon training safety guidelines. We are in uncharted territory right now, but the one thing that I […]