Great Britain triathlete Vanessa Raw hoping to spread the 'triathlete bug'

First published in Sport

Great Britain triathlete Vanessa Raw is hopeful a unique training day in Bushey will encourage people to take up the sport.

Raw will take part in the Active Training World Train’athlon to offer her advice, support and motivation to the newcomers that attend the event at the sports centre at St Margaret’s School.

Raw said: “I’m really looking forward to working with Active Training World at the ATW Train’athlon and helping newcomers to triathlon get hooked on this fantastic sport.”

The event, which will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2013, will see sessions held in the 25m pool, the school grounds and in the sports centre.

Triathletes will work with top professional coaches – some of whom are former Olympians or have been part of the GB Triathlon team during their careers.

The sessions will include improving swimming techniques, an introduction to open water swimming, transition coaching, mounting and dismounting at speed, bike handling skills, advice on how to avoid specific triathlon injuries and an optimum bike set up.

James Shipley, founder of Active Training World, stated: “I want to help people get the ‘triathlete bug’ as I did 20 years ago. So I’ve created this training day which ensures attendees get top class coaching by GB triathletes and former Olympians. Plus they’ll leave with loads of new advice and tips to practice in their usual training sessions.”

Full details of the event can be found at

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