Ryan Coombs Triathlon

My Triathlon Journey – from enjoyment to GBR age-group

Westonbirt Duathlon

On Saturday 31st October 2020, it was the Westonbirt Duathlon. This event consisted of a 5k run, 25k bike and a 5k run. The run was 3 laps around the grounds at Westonbirt school and the bike was initially a single lap around the local area. It was staggered starts with people going off in […]

Cotswold 113 2020

This years Cotswold 113 was a little different, athletes started in waves based on your surname in alphabetical order. The waves were in 15 minute blocks and within the wave athletes started 5 seconds apart. The wave I started in was wave 2 which started between 7:15 – 7:30. Another change was that we initially […]

Plans for the blog and my next race

I just want to start by saying, during these difficult times I hope that everyone has stayed safe and remained in good health.  I thought now as I have entered my first race of the year, the Cotswold 113, it would be a good time to explain what I have been doing the last few […]

First race of 2020 and finishing 5th place …

It’s that time of the year again and as how most my years start, I’m at the DB Max Chilly Duathlon. The race at Castle Combe race track consists of a 2 Mile run, 10 mile bike and a 2 mile run. Normally, the duathlon is in February, but due to Storm Dennis it was […]

Last Race of the Season 2019

A few days ago, I decided to compete in my last race of the year  – the Gloucester 10 Mile run which occurred today. I have a new coach called Mark Threlfall, who is an ex pro triathlete and one of the presenters of GTN (Global Triathlon Network) on YouTube. He is also the founder […]

Greeper Laces

I first came across Greeper laces at the London Tri show in March 2019. My father and I saw a photo on a stand of a top local age group athlete and coach, it was Tom Ward from Passionfit and we decided to look at what product his banner was advertising. As a result we […]

Looking forward …

What have I been doing since Ironman Wales? The days following Ironman Wales my main focus was just to walk properly again and eat as much food as I could. Basically, it didn’t take me long to eat the calories I burnt during the Ironman! As well as this I was straight back into studying […]

Sundried – 50% Discount Code!

Sundried is a quality active wear and triathlon clothing website. It was founded by a triathlete named Daniel Puddick in 2015 and became Sundried in 2016. There was a market for professional quality triathlon clothing at affordable prices so he made his vision into a reality.  Sundried make high quality clothing that should last a […]

Cotswold Classic

After an early start travelling to the Cotswold Classic middle-distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1mile run) we got the bikes out the car and sorted out what we will take into transition at the back of the car. Pumping up the tyres, lubing up the chain, filling up my water bottles with […]


5am: the alarm goes off. I got up and put the kettle on ready for my morning porridge and knocked on the room next door for my dad. We then walked to transition together in the dark to do our final checks. The air was fresh and wet, and the nerves were kicking in!  I […]

2020 European Championship Qualifier

My first ever qualifying attempt for the 2020 European Triathlon Championships came at the Woodhorn Museum Standard Distance Triathlon. After a long day of travelling the evening before and a 5pm race start, I decided to have a later wake up at 9am to allow my body to rest. Upon waking up I already had […]

Immortal Sport Triple Crown Weekend

The Immortal Sport Triple Crown Weekend in Wimbleball, Exmoor consisted of a 10k run race on the Saturday morning, an Olympic distance triathlon in the evening (1500m swim, 28 mile bike, 10k run) and then on the Sunday morning a half iron distance race (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 run). The […]

The Start

May 2019 was the beginning of my journey to become an accomplished triathlete.  I’ve always been inspired by the professional triathletes that I keep up with on social media. I would look at them competing in their iconic blue GBR kit with their names printed on it, and think that maybe that would be me […]

Introduction to Me!

Hello and welcome to my brand new blog! My name is Ryan, I’m 20 years old and passionate about triathlon. I have created this blog to give you a unique insight into my life as a triathlete, and hopefully provide a useful resource for similar people, as well as beginners that are looking at getting […]