Cheryl Bowsher

What’s in your marathon race day kit bag? This Easter weekend, Active Training World hosted one of the first races in the UK post lockdown#3! We were keen to see the focused-faces of our participants; many of which were plastered with...
  • 07/04/2021
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Leading endurance event organiser, Active Training World (ATW), will now offer swims across their triathlon and multi-sports events as part of their new event programme. The new ‘ActiveSwims’ will take place in both lake and sea locations and will vary...
  • 07/04/2021
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If you are thinking about entering your first triathlon, Bedford is a great place to train! Here’s why: Let’s start with the first discipline: swimming For any budding triathlete the open water swim can seem like a daunting proposition. It’s...
  • 26/03/2021
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Here are the best 6 foods for swimmers to put in your smoothies! 1. Nuts and seeds These foods are full of fibre, protein, magnesium, Vitamin E and healthy fats, that can help promote balanced moods and high energy levels....
  • 24/03/2021
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Let’s face it, we all love the allure of a quick fix or golden bullet that can catapult your progress. What follows are six of the best that I’ve extracted from a 10-year international athletics career, a first-class honours degree...
  • 22/03/2021
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Earlier this week we chatted to Frankie Durbin, a regular face down at the Merchant Taylor lake, and avid ATW racer. As part of our #choosetochange #IWD2021 campaign we spoke to Frankie about her views on women in triathlon. 1....
  • 09/03/2021
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Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s all ‘choose to challenge’. Today, 8th March is International Women’s Day, a chance for us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is ‘Choose to challenge.’ We are...
  • 08/03/2021
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Cold water swimming in the open water can be quite a challenge. It requires a combination of preparing the mind and the body to do something it’s unaccustomed to.  The adage of “mind over matter” comes into play when we...
  • 08/03/2021
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An update on the Spring Duathlon World Championship 2022 Qualifier races at Ashridge House and Bedford Autodrome. (Sprint and Standard distances)  Active Training World were chosen to host the British Triathlon Federation (BTF) World Championship 2022 Qualifier in Sprint and...
  • 03/03/2021
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During the 3 national lock-downs and local level tier systems we have learnt alot about organising events in a Covid secure way. We organised the first licensed event in the UK following first lock-down. James Shipley, ATW’s MD was a...
  • 22/02/2021
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