About Kate Roberts

The Bloemfontein Pocket Rocket, Beijing and London Olympian trains with Australian Dr Darren Smith and his international elite squad. She believes your attitude determines your altitude. And she lives the philosophy daily! Her next goal is the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Smash Your First Sprint Triathlon

I firmly believe that anybody can do a triathlon, even if you haven’t worked out in years. All it takes is patience, willpower, squeezing some training into your lifestyle and a touch of insanity. How difficult is that? Once you align these equally important elements, the training will come easily. First up you just need to start training. The key to this is simply scheduling it into your day. Set aside a certain time of […]

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3 Training Mistakes You Must Avoid

Hi everyone! We’re human, we all make mistakes. However, by avoiding the three very common training blunders I’m going to share with you, you will: improve your performance, get fitter and faster in less time, avoid injury and get far more satisfaction from being fit and feeling in control of your life. I’m sure you’ll agree those are great results! So, here are the big bad Three Mistakes of Training… 1. Inconsistency I realise it […]

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Seven Vital Things You Must Do To Taper For Your Best Event Yet

One of the fundamental aspects of your race preparation is tapering your training to peak on race day. Athletes use the term peaking to describe being in the absolute best condition (physically, emotionally and mentally) at a specific time for an event. Peaking is not always easy to perfect and requires experience and planning. This article could save you costly errors and disappointment. Pro triathlete and Olympian Kate Roberts has learned the science of peaking […]

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The Light Side Of A Pro Triathlete

When I first got into triathlon, I used to watch Ironman and ITU races on TV and wonder what life was like for those athletes. I believed that professional triathletes just drank coffee, went to photo shoots and were flooded with constant offers of chique new gear. Who wouldn’t think how awesome it would be to be able to train every single day, race in amazing locations around the world and have sponsor logos plastered […]

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7 Reasons To Do Triathlon

Every year, I see more and more South Africans take up this wonderful sport and nothing pleases me more. People are motivated to do their first triathlon for many different reasons. Some would like to get in shape and improve their self-confidence, whilst others start triathlon to increase their social circles. Some relish the challenge of training for three completely different sports and do it to show others what is truly possible in life. From […]

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It’s a Mental Game

This past year, I was very fortunate to be able to train for a month leading up to the Olympic Games with Australian triathlon legend, Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack. It was a great honour for me to train with him and I learned a great deal from him. He is such a wonderful, inspirational guy to be around and just oozes a great attitude to life. The most valuable lesson that I learned from Macca was […]

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Triathlon Life Lessons

When I discovered the wonderful world of triathlon, other than being completely hooked from day one, it completely transformed my understanding of sport and the way in which I approached my life. What it has taught me in the past 11 years is invaluable. Triathlon has taught me that the key to self acceptance comes from our ability to persistently grow, improve and challenge ourselves. I have realised that taking on a triathlon does not […]

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