Winter Training

Winter training – who likes it? I am a fair-weather athlete and try to avoid the cold but here a few things that might help… My practical advice to avoid the cold; move to my old stomping ground Cairns, problem solved in a perfect world! The 15 to 25-degree crisp winter days of the Far … Read more

5 Most Common Mistakes

Dear Brad, I started competing in Olympic Distance and Sprint Distance triathlons about 18 months ago but am stuck in a bit of a rut lately. Could you tell me the five most common mistakes for people at my level as I’m sure I am making them all! CheersJohn Hi John, When you are trying … Read more

Are triathletes crazy!?

Dear Brad, I love this sport, particularly the friendships I’ve forged over the last 15 years and of course, how fit you get! Problem is, I’ve got a couple of toddlers now, a cranky wife and I’m starting to question a few things. Could we all have picked a more crazy sport?! Do you have … Read more

Coming Back From an Injury

Hi Brad I’ll get to the point – I’m injured. Badly. And it sucks. As luck would have it, my injury occurred when I was at my fittest and happiest. I’ll be able to start light swimming in a month, maybe a little gym work as well. But I’ve put on weight and am seriously … Read more

Go Long This Weekend

What will you be doing this weekend? Sleeping in? A leisurely breakfast maybe? How about spending 4 hours on your bike exploring the great outdoors. Which one sounds more attractive? Touring the back blocks of Beenleigh and the upper east side of West End on my treadly does it for me. Not only to enjoy … Read more

Getting to Know Brad Q&A

In the past you’ve been known to be an ‘anti-technology’ athlete. Is this still true today, or do you now train with some high-tech gadgets? Have you hired a coach, or are you still going at it on your own? Are there any training partners who’ve helped you with the comeback? I had no choice … Read more

Introducing Brad Beven

What does a kid growing up on a sugar cane farm in North Queensland do to burn bucket loads of energy off? Run and never stop running. With parallels to a Kenyan childhood I used to run up and down the paddocks behind the tractors, resting only for smoko and lunch. Unbeknown to me I … Read more