TRIBEathlon

TRIBEathlon

Finding out how ordinary people do extraordinary things! In this series of podcasts, Charlie Reading talks to some of the most well-known people in the endurance sports world to discover the secrets of their success. You'll get an insight into the key learning principals of some of the world's top professional athletes, Olympians and World Record holders in the disciplines of running, swimming, cycling and triathlons.

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April 9, 2021 149 min

John McAvoy is currently a professional Ironman and Nike sponsored athlete, however in his former life he was a high-profile armed robber who found redemption through the power of sport.

Having broken both British and World records whilst in prison, John is now forging a new life as an endurance athlete and speaker who is committed to using his story of rehabilitation to help and inspire others to change their lives for the better. ...

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Crista Cullen won Gold and Bronze medals in three Olympic appearances, with a total of 197 international caps and 3 as a World All-Star.

Having grown up in rural Kenya, Crista spent her teenage years boarding at Oakham School and over the next decade she progressed through the ranks of elite hockey, which included the incredible London 2012 Olympics and scoring the crucial goal in the final of Rio 2016 to win gold. She now spends h...

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Beth Potter is a British long-distance runner and triathlete; she competed for Great Britain in athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but sadly that didn't go according to plan. However, in 2019 she won the gold medal at the European Triathlon Championships, cementing her position as a top triathlete.

In this conversation, I wanted to learn more about how she dealt with the disappointment of being ill at the ...

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March 19, 2021 103 min

Claire Fudge works with athletes to optimise their nutrition for performance and is a competitive Ironman athlete herself; she describes nutrition as the '4th Discipline' and works with a wide range of athletes including pro's, age groupers, dancers, triathletes, ultra-runners and cyclists, as well as helping athletes with eating disorders.

I wanted to chat to Claire to understand how we can use our approach to nutritio...

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Having achieved the goal of first Age Grouper overall in the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii 2019, Ruth Astle is now starting to embark on a new journey; having juggled triathlon alongside a very intense job in the city, she is now pursuing the sport professionally while working 2 days a week.

As someone who trains for Ironman whilst running my own business, I wanted to know how she managed to hold down an intense job an...

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In a world where a normal Ironman isn't tough enough, Flora Colledge excels; she regularly wins or podiums in the X-tri races, which include iconic events in spectacular parts of the world like The Norseman, The Swissman and Patagonman - but what does it take to do that?

I wanted to know how the logistics of these epic point to point races work, how she deals with the cold and what it takes to win an Extreme Triathlon event.

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February 26, 2021 108 min

After earning short-course kudos as a 3x Olympian, 4x ITU World Champion and countless ITU World Cup victories, Tim Don turned his attention to the half Ironman distance where he picked up a collection of titles, as well as setting the current Ironman World Record of 7:40:23 in Brazil.

Two days before the 2017 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Tim Don was hit by a car whilst riding along the Queen K Highway and suffered a hangma...

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February 16, 2021 94 min

Will Clarke is one of Britain's most successful triathletes as World U23 Champion, with 3 Sub 8hr Ironman Performances, the Beijing Olympics and World Series Podiums; he has now turned his hand to coaching top triathletes including Ironman age group World Champion Ruth Astle.

In this interview I got the opportunity to chat to him about his wins, his disappointments, balancing competing with a family life, Ironman Hawaii and wha...

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In addition to being 'The Sleep Science Coach' and  working at Geneva University Hospital studying the impact of altitude on sleep and the effect it has on cognition and performance, Dr. Charlotte Edelsten is also a keen ultrarunner living in Chamonix Mont-Blanc;  with this wealth of experience, she is an amazing person to try to help us understand how we can improve our sleep and how we can use sleep to improve our perform...

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February 5, 2021 118 min

In the first episode of the podcast with my new co-host, pro Ironman athlete, Laura Siddall, we speak to Dr Emma Ross, Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport, helping Team GB finish second in the medal table at the Rio Olympics.

Dr Emma Ross led a ground-breaking campaign to improve support of female athletes within the high performance system. Through the SmartHER programme she worked to empower coaches, athletes and ...

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February 2, 2021 72 min

Helen Davis is an accomplished swimmer and sports psychologist and is renowned for working with some accomplished athletes - particularly,  former Ironman pro, Lucy Gossage. Based on the success Helen's approach brought to Lucy, together they created IRON-MIND, and online learning platform for helping you get the best out of your training and your races by having the right mindset.

Having been through the IRON-MIND myself, it g...

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I recently read 'The lost art of Running' by Shane Benzie and it is one of the best running books I've ever read. Not surprising really, as this it's written by the running coach of Damian Hall and Nicky Spinks, to name a couple.

The combination of technique and stories from runners around the world makes for compelling and productive reading. So I wanted to get Shane onto the TRIBEathlon podcast to learn more about...

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January 19, 2021 65 min

Fi Carter is a mum, a passionate sportswoman and is an age group duathlete, winning a bronze medal in both the European and World Duathlon Championships. When she isn't training, she coaches and supports teenagers through the charity CASS & Friends to help them make the most of their potential.

We all know coaching teenagers brings a whole new set of challenges, and being the dad of a teenager and a wannabe teenager, I real...

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January 12, 2021 96 min

Laura Penhaul set 2 world records when she led the first all-female crew to row across the Pacific Ocean. She is a physiotherapist by trade and prior to founding Adaptive Performance she was Lead Physiotherapist to the Paralympic Programme for British Athletics, where she supported the athletes at the Rio Paralympic Games 2016. She was also the performance manager for Mark Beaumont when he cycled around the world in 78 days, so Lau...

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January 5, 2021 90 min

I first saw Dan Miller speak at my Vistage group (an executive coaching organisation), where he taught us about how to be healthy entrepreneurs.

Dan is an award winning speaker and experienced martial artist with an incredible knowledge of the difference between being fit and being healthy, so I wanted to chat to him in this episode about how we can improve our performance and our health through our diet, as well as whether supplem...

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December 29, 2020 70 min

When it comes to endurance sport, for most people an Ironman is a pretty big challenge; so imagine trying to do 20 times that distance all in one go! Known as a 'double deca', anyone that does a 48 mile swim, then a 2240 mile ride followed up with a 520 mile run, should definitely have the word brutal in their mindset; and Brutal Claire has it in her name too.

Not only does Brutal Claire compete in brutal endurance events, ...

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December 22, 2020 73 min

In 2008, Mark Beaumont broke the around the world cycling record by an incredible 82 days, covering the 18,000 miles unsupported in just 194 days. He then returned with a support crew 10 years later to achieve the same feat in an incredible 78 days, averaging an astonishing 240 miles a day.

I wanted to know more about how Mark achieves such incredible endurance and where he thinks the best cycling in the world is.

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December 16, 2020 72 min

Dean Jackson founded Huub in 2011, a sporting brand which delivers performance enhancing products. Starting out with wetsuits which are sported by some of the world’s top triathletes, including the Brownlee brothers, they then brought this incredible success into the world of track cycling, with the Independent British UCI track team Huub Wattbike.

I wanted to pick Deano's brains on how they've used research and technology ...

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December 9, 2020 74 min

Occasionally you meet someone that changes your perspective forever. Sam Perkins was as passionate about triathlon as he is about Nottingham Forest, then he received the earth-shattering diagnosis that he had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), an incurable and terminal disease.  I got the opportunity to chat Sam, who is nothing short of inspiring, about how his love of triathlon is helping him cope, and how the sport is allowing him to r...

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December 2, 2020 58 min

Winner of Iron Man UK, Iron Man Florida and Iron Man NZ, as well as the British record holder for most miles cycled in 12 hours (a whopping 325 miles), Joe Skipper knows his stuff. Joe is Self-coached and I wanted to explore how he has been improving his swimming during lockdown, what a typical training week looks like and whether competing in Helvelyn Triathlon has sparked an interest in doing more of the adventure style races.

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