Two million people worldwide take part in triathlons, 100,000 of whom are in Britain. London Triathlon (world's largest) attracts 10,000 participantsMark Barfield is Development Director of British Triathlon, who are endorsing the projectColourful, accessible and very user-friendly format and content make this a practical and attractive productTwenty-week plan is patent 'tried and tested' programme with week-by-week grids for ease of use - personal testimonies throughout book for inspirationPhotography offers unique view of the sport from a full-time triathlon event photographer
Mark Barfield discovered triathlon when he began using swimming and running to complement his fitness training for cycling. Working for British Triathlon since 2002, initially in a coach development role and latterly as the Director of Development, Mark has worked with triathletes at all levels, from juniors just starting out to elite under-23s and World Championship-level triathletes. He holds the highest coaching awards offered by British Cycling and British Triathlon, as well as awards from British swimming and UK Athletics.
"Packed with colour pics, this manual includes an overview of all three disciplines covering must-know topics there's a user friendly programme to suit nervous novices, plus inspiring personal stories" Health and Fitness August 2008