Episode 104

Focus on Junior Triathlon

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.

You'll hear:

12:45 Marc Laithwaite talks about the amazing TriKidz project which is taking triathlon into primary schools for free in the north west of England.

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

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Triathlon podcast from Helen Murray with awesome interviews

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Helen Murray

Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond