From coaching future Olympians to a life-changing initiative supporting thousands of primary school children, we take a close look at the junior triathlon scene. Find out why you should care about junior triathlon, what Alex Yee was really like when he started out and what some young triathletes are doing to stay involved in the sport in their late teenage years.
27:00 Kevin Hudson from swim 1st Tri Club talks about how they started their junior triathlon club and some of the challenges that they face
42:45 Audrey Livingston, who was one of Alex Yee's first coaches talks about how she got into coaching juniors as well as what Alex was like as a 9 year old and the impact he has made on youngsters in the local area.
58:10 How 17 year old Charlotte has turned to triathlon coaching in order to stay involved in the sport after turning 16 which meant she was too old for the junior section and too young for the adult section at her local triathlon club.
Also this week:
04:00 Tips from Fred Newton for nailing a multi-day endurance event.
Find out more about this week's guests
Marc Laithwaite from Epic Events (who are behind TriKidz)
Kevin Hudson, Swim 1st Triathlon clubs
Audrey Livingston - coach with Windrush tri and Crystal Palace Junior Triathletes
Like what you heard?
Let me know! Connect with Inside Tri Show across Social Media, just search Inside Tri Show or click on the icons below
Sign up to be a vino buddy or a training buddy on Patreon and get your hands on the latest patrons-only exclusive episode, a brilliant behind the scenes audio diary of my recent Lands End-John O'Groats cycling adventure that you won't hear elsewhere.
Sponsors of the show
Long Range Fuel are phenomenally tasty nut butters from Resilient Nutrition, enhanced by cutting edge science, to boost your stamina, keep you calm and alert and bolster your resilience. Get 10% off by using the code insidetri10 or go direct via this link.
Supporters of the show
33 Fuel – natural and very yummy sports nutrition. For your chance to win 3 months supply of award winning 33 Fuel Ultimate Daily Greens, enter the draw by clicking on this link. And as always, use the code INSIDETRI33 for a discount at checkout at www.33fuel.com.
Find out more about Helen
Head over to Helen's website to find out more about her
This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:
Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy