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Training to improve your performance.

TriHarman-Norfolk Triathlon Cycle/Run Training

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TriHarman-Norfolk Cycle Training Session Sunday 25th March

Our next session should have the benefit of some daylight and warmer temperatures.   The Karttrak is a fantastic training venue, if you have not experienced it so far then come along.  Your improved bike handling skills will pay dividends in the races.




We have secured the use of an excellent facility to offer floodlit traffic free cycle training for those new to Triathlon cycling and those developing in the sport.

The session will be led by two qualified coaches, covering basic bike handling skills including braking, gears, cornering and dealing with hills.  The session is open to all TriHarman-Norfolk members and our junior squad, but for safety we have to limit numbers to 25 riders.

See more details here

Our next Mini Duathlon Brick Session – Sunday 1st April

Our next Mini Duathlon training session at The Esplanade, Sheringham will be 9am on Sunday 1st April 2018.

The results of the last rather chilly session are shown below.

Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run 2 Total
Keith 28m 30s 28m 43s 2 x Bike
Mick F 16m 50s 1m 10ss 29m 30s 49s 14m 1s 1hr 2m 20s
Phil H 11m 58s 32s 20m 15s 24s 12m 21s 45m 30s
Tessa 21m 20s 20m 29s 2 x Run
Amanda M 15m 5s 1m 5s 25m 34s 54s 15m 22s 58m
Nigel W 12m 25s 60s 21m 27s 46s 13m 22s 49m
John M 14m 33s 20s 20m 37s 16s 13m 31s 49m 17s

Personal Triathlon Coaching for 2018

As you know alongside coaching with TriHarman-Norfolk Teresa and Mark work with individuals to prepare them for their triathlon events.  They offer bespoke training plans and 1-2-1 coaching sessions to keep the preparation on track and to ensure the triathlete is the best they can be on the race day.

There is a limit to how many racers they can take on and there are now just a handfull of spare slots left for 2018.  It is not as expensive as you may think, if you need their help see them at a session or message direct.

You can find more information here


TriHarman-Norfolk are developing a new regular training session aimed at young people taking part in, or training to take part in triathlon type events.
 These sessions will be further developed to offer coaching in different triathlon skills either before or after the swim.  Check our ‘Latest News’ section for latest sessions.  We currently have a single dedicated lane in the 25m pool and the session will be delivered by a qualified Triathlon coach.
This coached swim session is restricted to swimmers under 18 years old and will take place at Woodlands Leisure, Upper Sheringham, NR26 8TU, 6–7pm each Sunday.  Read more here.


North Norfolk Beach Runners and TriHarman-Norfolk Triathlon Club are pleased to announce their Group Coaching Collaboration.
From 1st July 2017 members of each club will have access to both clubs regular group coaching sessions.
This collaboration prevents the need for each club to duplicate training sessions or for members wanting to improve their skills in both running and the other triathlon disciplines to join both clubs.

Read more here


Why should you do Pilates? By Teresa Harman


Athletes train their bodies to maintain and improve their performance in their sport.

Many top athletes and dancers use Pilates to assist with their training.  For example, Darcey Bussell a well known and loved ballerina and now Pilates instructor uses this method to maintain her health and mobility.  In an interview in the Evening Standard nearly three years ago she said:I truly believe Pilates is such a good thing, especially if you have had children”.

So why should you include Pilates in your training?  Read here.

My class at East Runton Village Hall, Thursdays 7pm to 8pm is particularly suitable for athletes.

Coaches Corner – Don’t let rain stop training

Let’s face it we live in England, it rains regularly in the summer so you can be sure it will rain more in the coming months.  Riding in the wet can be a miserable and uncomfortable experience, purely social riders can choose whether to ride but many riders book their events days, weeks or months in advance and there is no way to anticipate if it will be wet or dry.  You can decide not to start the event but you may have invested significant time and money getting to that start line, a DNS may not be an option.

So if you are going to complete wet events you need to train and prepare for those conditions.  The rain doesn’t have to spoil a beautiful day if you have trained and prepared to ride fast and stay safe despite the water.  So how do we adapt to cope well in the bad weather?      See more


What is Pilates? by Teresa Harman

Pilates is a safe and effective way to train the mind and body using a floor mat and a variety of equipment. Pilates focuses on building a strong core through the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine.

Pilates builds strength without excessive bulk creating a streamlined and toned body helping towards achieving slender thighs and a flatter tummy (isn’t that what we all want!).

Pilates teaches body awareness, good posture with easy movements, whilst improving flexibility, agility and sound movement patterns. It can also alleviate back pain.

Pilates can be so beneficial to the older population as it reduces the risk of injury that weight bearing exercises can cause and is not as severe on the joints like other workouts can be. It also helps with a variety of age related ailments such as osteoporosis, lumbar stenosis, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

As a fully qualified instructor with 12 years’ experience, I offer a range of exercises to suit all ages and abilities and offer variations to existing well known Pilates exercises by using a variety of equipment to make the exercises as easy or as hard as you may like.

Read about why I enjoy Pilates here.