Inside Tri Show

Inside Tri Show
Bringing you the best interviews from the triathlon world and beyond

Marc Austin: Forced to retire at 26 with heart condition
Jul 8 • 69 min
Marc Austin was on track to become one of the World’s best triathletes. Even as a youngster, the Scottish athlete’s potential shone through. He won silver at both Junior and U23 World Championship level. But it was his surprise bronze medal at the 2018…
Craig Alexander: A true triathlon gem
Jun 29 • 66 min
When people say they’ve never heard a bad word said about a particular athlete, you know you’re in for a treat when the opportunity to interview them comes along. That particular athlete is Craig “Crowie” Alexander. The Australian grew up dreaming of a…
Kathryn Bertine: All-round super woman
Jun 24 • 72 min
Some guests are easy to research, others are harder and then there are some who have done so much that it’s difficult to even know where to begin. That’s Kathryn Bertine for you! The American describes herself as an athlete, author, activist and film…
Tim Don: A life in triathlon
Jun 17 • 50 min
British triathlete Tim Don joins us on the podcast this week. Don is well known for being ” breaking the Ironman World Record ( . But the 42-year-old has been involved in…
Jody Jones: Channel swimmer with bowel cancer
Jun 10 • 95 min
You might not have heard of this week’s guest the swimmer, Military Wives Choir member and mum of two, Jody Jones. But hearing this interview may have a rather large impact on your day, your week, your 2020…Perhaps even your life. You see, Jody oozes…
Helle Frederiksen: Food, fuelling and periods
Jun 3 • 51 min
It was a real eye-opener speaking to ITU Long Distance World Champion Helle Frederiksen for this week’s show. Helle got in touch with me after listening to the Healthy Body series, so we continued the conversation about training, fuelling and nutrition.…
Rudy von Berg: Ironman World Champion in the making
May 27 • 44 min
Triathlon is in Rudy von Berg’s genes. The 26-year-old grew up in a household where swim-bike-run was the norm. His Dad Rudolphe Von Berg first race at the Ironman World Championships in the 1980s. And von Berg Jnr has been dreaming of winning the iconic…
Matt Trautman: White water kayaker to Ironman Champion
May 20 • 57 min
South African triathlete Matt Trautman grew up on the water, rather than in it. He was a talented kayaker when he was younger, but turned his hand to sailing when he realised he could do it as a job. In 2012 he did his first ever triathlon. In 2014 he…
Healthy Body Part 1: Cody Beals and Felicity Joyce
May 13 • 81 min
This is the first part of a mini series from the Inside Tri Show and the Witsup Podcast, taking a closer look at body image, eating disorders and disordered eating in triathlon. Look out for Episode 2 coming soon at…
David McNamee: Freedom
May 6 • 69 min
After 7 weeks of lockdown, British professional triathlete David McNamee ( can barely contain his excitement this week as Coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Spain, which means he can train outside for…
Rev Kate Bottley: Open Water Swimming -The vodka shot of exercise
Apr 29 • 71 min
If you have ever been at war with your body If you have ever been afraid of taking on a challenge because of what others might think If you were picked last in PE when you were at school If you’ve got to grips, you’re getting to grips or you’ve never got…
Dr Greg Potter: How to sleep better
Apr 22 • 72 min
If you are struggling to get to sleep at the moment, you’re waking in the middle of the night or you are having the weirdest dreams, then check out this week’s interview with sleep expert Dr Greg Potter. He will help you! He reveals why our sleep patterns…
Paul Kaye and Joanne Murphy: Finish line tales
Apr 15 • 95 min
The idea of running down the finish chute and crossing the finish line might be hard to imagine at the moment, but listening to Ironman announcers Paul Kaye and Joanne Murphy in this episode will remind you of that finisher line buzz. If you’ve done an…
Claire Danson: I knew I was paralysed
Apr 8 • 69 min
Claire Danson was on the cusp of becoming a professional triathlete, when a routine bike ride would change her life forever. In June 2019, Claire was crowned European Age Group champion (30-34). Just two months later, Claire was fighting for her life…
Nicky Spinks: You can do more than you think
Apr 1 • 82 min
It was such an honour to interview British fell runner Nicky Spinks for this episode. Nicky is a 53-year old wife, British farmer and she loves a good curry. Sounds pretty normal, doesn’t it? So let’s try that sentence again. Nicky is a 53-year old record…
Michelle Vesterby: Keep Smiling
Mar 24 • 101 min
My aim is to pop a smile on your face this week, as well as help you through being stuck inside during the Coronavirus. You’ll hear: *An update from David McNamee ( , who is on lock down in Girona. He gives a fascinating…
Uncertain times & new opportunities
Mar 17 • 68 min
A special Inside Tri Show episode following the Corona Virus outbreak. In the space of a few days the way we live our lives has totally changed. For many, worrying about races and sporting goals has become almost irrelevant, but for others it’s how they…
Life Changing Decisions: Hannah Moore
Mar 13 • 44 min
British triathlete Hannah Moore had a routine procedure for an ingrowing toenail when she was 15, but it triggered a rare, condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) that made her life a misery for four years. She couldn’t walk, was in pain on…
Taylor Spivey: Family and Friendship
Mar 5 • 51 min
Taylor Spivey studied architecture at University and ‘never in a million years’ thought she would end up becoming a professional triathlete! But 2019 was her best season to date, with two WTS podiums and a 4th place finish in the World Rankings. She heads…
Non Stanford: No regrets
Feb 27 • 53 min
2013 ITU Triathlon World Champion Non Stanford on life after the Rio Olympics, injuries, big changes and finding happiness
Survival mode: Els Visser
Feb 20 • 67 min
This week’s guest is a medical doctor. She’s also just got a PhD in oesophageal cancer surgery. But away from the medical world, Els Visser is also an up and coming professional triathlete from the Netherlands. Her progression has been rapid. She did her…
The power of self belief: Ben Hoffman
Feb 13 • 63 min
Like what you heard? Connect with ( If you liked this episode please share it with a friend, get involved on social media, by following Inside Tri Show on leave a review in Apple…
Embrace the nerves: Imogen Simmonds
Feb 6 • 46 min
Imogen Simmonds had a real breakthrough year in 2019. Not only did she come second on her Ironman debut at the European Championships in Frankfurt to qualify for Kona, she surprised many by finishing 3rd at the Ironman 70.3 World champs in Nice. She talks…
Control how you live today: Luke Grenfell-Shaw
Jan 30 • 45 min
This is a remarkable interview with a remarkable young man, Luke Grenfell-Shaw. Luke is a talented triathlete, cyclist and runner. He’s currently cycling a tandem from Bristol to Beijing. But Luke is also living with Stage IV cancer. In this uplifting…
Balance and perspective: Helen Jenkins
Jan 23 • 49 min
This is the inspirational story of a British triathlon legend, Helen Jenkins. Helen is a 2x ITU World Champion and 3x Olympian and is preparing to make her middle distance debut at Ironman 70.3 Dubai in February. But Helen hasn’t raced since 2016. Over…
Stick or twist: Renee Kiley
Jan 16 • 53 min
This is the remarkable story of how triathlon has completely transformed Renee Kiley ( ‘s life. In 2014, the Australian came 252nd in her first ever sprint distance triathlon. “I pretty much walked the 5km” she says. In 5.5 years,…
Surround yourself with positivity: Jake Birtwhistle:
Jan 9 • 41 min
Back in 2010, Jake Birtwhistle earmarked the Tokyo Olympics as his year. The Australian was 15 years old at the time and hadn’t yet fully committed to triathlon. A decade on and the now 25-year-old heads into the Olympic year as one of the World’s best…
Find what works for you: Pete Jacobs
Jan 2 • 61 min
2012 Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs ( is a fascinating person to both interview and listen to. Pete was originally a landscape gardener before he became a professional athlete at the age of 21. He won in Kona when he was 30, by…
Be inspired and mentally prepared in 2020: Jo Moseley and Helen Davis
Dec 26, 2019 • 79 min
This a bumper episode featuring interviews with the first woman to SUP coast to coast across England, Jo Moseley and leading Sports Psychologist Helen Davis to give you the inspiration and tools you need to take on a challenge and succeed in 2020. Jo…
Breaking records: Kristian Blummenfelt
Dec 19, 2019 • 44 min
Norwegian triathlete Kristian Blummenfelt tells the Inside Tri Show why he cares more about winning the Tokyo 2020 Olympics rather than than setting records after breaking his own world record at Ironman 70.3 Bahrain in 2019
Overcoming mental barriers: Laura Philipp
Dec 10, 2019 • 48 min
This week ‘s guest is Germany’s Laura Philipp who finished 4th at the Ironman World Championships in Kona this year and has shot up the ranks since doing her first triathlon just a few years ago. I really loved interviewing Laura, she is very funny…
Elite secrets: Behind the scenes with British Triathlon
Dec 4, 2019 • 86 min
This week is a real cracker, something completely different that you won’t hear elsewhere as I take you behind the scenes with the British Paratriathlon team at Loughborough, to find out what it really takes to be at the elite level of the sport. You’ll…
Setting and adjusting goals-Ruth Astle
Nov 28, 2019 • 39 min
So often when you think everything is going well in life, something comes up that puts a spanner in the works. Perhaps you get injured training for a big race, something happens to a close friend, or work suddenly becomes mega stressful. But do you adjust…
Learning to switch off: Sarah Crowley
Nov 21, 2019 • 44 min
After years of working in the corporate world, Australian triathlete Sarah Crowley ( has really had to learn the art of relaxation and letting things go, in order to excel as a professional triathlete. It has paid…
Inside Tri Show - The Intro
Nov 19, 2019 • 2 min
An introduction to the Inside Tri Show with Helen Murray, which will be out soon, bringing you the best interviews from the triathlon world and beyond.