Simon Ward, The High Performance Human Triathlon Podcast

Grumpy Old Coaches 2021 Christmas Special * How to make Santa faster

December 22, 2021

In this week’s podcast, the Grumpy Old Coaches are back for one last hurrah in 2021 as we enter the festive spirit with a socially distanced, cheese and wine business meeting. Simon (fuelled by red wine) and Steve (fuelled by leftover Rose) are unusually cheerful while Marc is more grumpy than usual as he has to stay sober while (literally) minding the shop. We have some serious stuff to discuss, such as:

  • Constant glucose monitors
  • Our thoughts on how to improve triathlon sustainability and diversity

And some fun stuff, such as:

  • Some ideas on how to make Santa faster
  • Simon and Steve share tales of the worst triathlon Christmas gifts they ever received
  • Marc reveals a liking for Rapha kit and a typical grumpy dislike of the cost
  • If you could be any triathlete at any race, who would you be and at which event
  • Best fantasy and real-life Christmas gift on your wish list
  • Everyone reveals a list of which races are still at the top of our bucket lists
  • Some fool comes up with a madcap idea of asking the Facebook groups to nominate some challenges for us in 2022

To find out more about Steve and Marc please see the links below.


You can find more information about Steve Lumley HERE

Marc Laithwaite is a coach who also runs a running/triathlon shop - The Endurance Store. You can find more about both HERE.


Here are some other links from the show:

Chill Swim

Epic Events

TriKidz Charity

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