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Lockdown Lessons on Mental Health

While here in Australia the memories of the lockdown are drifting into obscurity, in many other parts of the world the harsh reality of a covid world is still disrupting livelihoods, economies and mental health.   From this side of the world, it is worth looking back on the lessons we have learned from this […]

eZy Watermark

The Importance of Planning Nutrition and Recovery in a Training Program

For most of us, Triathlon and running becomes a great positive challenge, as it requires us to deliver our best efforts in order to become the best version of ourselves.   Triathlons and Marathons become the example of how far we can go if we push ourselves. There is another side to this though, and […]

John Watson

Personal Growth in a Team Environment

It is often said that Triathlon is an individual sport. While it may be true that you are on the start line as an individual, there are a multitude of ways that highlight how a club environment turns an individual pursuit into a team game. Within this club environment, the way we interact and communicate […]


Organised Training for Mental Stability

Being successful in a sport or even in general health and wellbeing requires much more than just showing up to a few training sessions. It requires a program, a method and a path to follow. The science behind fitness and endurance training has developed at an accelerated rate over recent years, but little is mentioned […]

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Training for Mental Health

Self-care is a term that is usually associated with activities that make a person feel happy and comfortable. Generally, these activities help recover energy and provide an outlet to restore our mental health. One of the most effective self-care activities that you can do to help maintain balance is engaging in an aerobic based sport. […]

Swimming Davey Black

Race Day Disasters

Wether you are a senior triathlon coach or a gym trainer for beginners, when you are preparing athletes for race day, there is always a story set to unfold. From the first time racer to the veteran athlete, everyone comes with their own set of stories. These stories are the ones that bring us all […]

5 Minutes With Marathon Finisher Nicole Slater

It is fair to say that 2020 has not been the best year for most people. The greatness of humanity, however, is not dependant on having the perfect life, but about standing up and being strong when things go wrong. Throughout this year, Nicole Slater has set the perfect example of overcoming obstacles, developing resilience […]

Davey Black Fitness

5 Minutes with Syd “The Kid” Dawson

It has never been a secret that kids are more active than adults. They spend their days jumping, running, climbing and playing while most adults spend more time at our computers and phones. Today we spend 5 minutes with one of the youngest members of Davey Black Sports Performance, Syd Dawson. Syd has been a […]

Davey Black

How to Stay Hydrated on your Long Run Sessions

Preparing for any endurance event requires more than just physical training. One of the most important aspects of endurance training is to develop and implement your hydration strategy. You might be surprised to learn that the definition of hydration is not ‘to consume water’ as the majority of us believe. The definition of hydration is […]

Ironman Athlete

Get Back on Track with Sports Nutrition

Melissa Laity is the Davey Black Sports Performance Clinical Nutritionist. She is well aware of the impact that the 2020 lockdown has had on the diet of many athletes. We are lucky enough to have her in our stable, and ready to provide some guidance and instruction on how to help us shift that covid weight, […]