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CHALLENGE SHEPPARTON REPORT Some great weather for race day. Fluid had 4 individuals and 2 teams race the Challenge Half distance, we had 2 athletes race the Classic and we had 4 athletes race the Sprint distance. It got hot towards the end of the race with a tough run for those out in the sun as temperatures rose. In the HALF Roger Witz Barnes (Fluid swimmer) won his age gr ...

It was a good year for our athletes at Noosa for the 35 th running of the iconic event. We had a large number of squad athletes competing, of varied abilities and experience. There were the nervous first timers who were just hoping to make it through, to 2 of my athletes who were debuting in their first Open Category event and with Noosa being the largest Olympic race by far i ...

Noosa was the second of my 3 target races for this season and my first open category race. My goal was to come in the top 5 overall and within 8% of the winning elite males time.  Prior to the race I had done some research on previous competitors and times and I knew given my day I had an opportunity to be right in the mix but I was going to need to race well. The lead in fr ...

Yarrawonga – Everything great about the tri community on show. What a vibe up at Yarrawonga on the weekend for the staging of the qualifiers for ITU Gold Coast World 2018. I have never seen such a big crowd for a dedicated qualifier, such energy with athletes all vying for points to be on that line in 2018. We had multiple World ITU Champion Peter Robertson lending his suppor ...

With the rise of smart trainers like the Wahoo Kickr and online cycle apps like Zwift and Trainer Road, it has never been easier to stay inside for key cycle workouts. As a coach I do advocate their use with our Fluid athletes, you can get a great targeted workout especially if you throw the use of a power meter into the mix. You don’t have to worry about traffic, lights, cars ...

Each year Fluid has athletes who train through Winter for World Championship events in September and October. After a short break they want to get back into shape for the upcoming triathlon season within 4-6weeks. When the coach and athlete doesn't have the luxury of time to rebuild gradually there are techniques that can be used to leverage the gains from the previous prep.   ...

Bit of a debrief after Rotterdam dust settles I have come to realise over many years of coaching how hard it is to get your ducks aligned just right and get the result your athlete deserves. At the World Championship level, it is just so tough. Many, many times I have helped prepare athletes to be in the best shape of their lives for one day in a year, but you never know who i ...

First of all, congratulations on your qualification and the work you put in to get there. The next step is to set about planning your preparation to be in the best shape possible come race day.

Ironman New Zealand Results Analysis – The Marathon The hardest discipline to nail in an Ironman is the marathon. It is the discipline where you start the most fatigued and it’s the discipline which can be most affected by how hard you raced the legs before it. Fluid Movements Head Coach, Sean Foster looked back to our main squad ironman event for 2017, New Zealand to see h ...

On the eve of my 25th birthday and having just completed my last race of the season it seems fitting to review my season and give thanks to everyone who helped make it such a success. While this is an individual sport it is the team around you that help get the best out of you. I want to see my friends succeed just as much as me in all aspects of life not just in a sporting con ...