Podcast #5: Ben Allen & Jacqui Slack

    

This special edition of Kikay Runner on the Go features an exclusive interview with professional triathletes Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack, who are in town to compete at the inaugural Bataan Triathlon.

As Bi3 looms ever nearer, it’s really time to get your head in the game. If it’s your first time to participate in a triathlon, or your first time on those infamous hills of Bataan, Ben and Jacqui have some great tips for how to stay safe on the technical descents and enjoy this race.

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Also available on iTunes.

Pardon the audio quality of the interview proper; I messed up the microphone settings. I tried my best to run it through some filters so you can still hear what Jacqui and Ben have to say.

Podcast interview
Thanks to Sabak for the interview space and the coffee!

Show Notes

  • What they’ve been up to the past few months
  • Why they love to come to the Philippines to race
  • Where they’ve gone and what they’ve done in Manila
  • Why they’ve come to race the Bataan Triathlon
  • Tips for handling the technical bike course in Bataan
  • Tips for first-time triathletes

About Ben Allen

Ben Allen is a world-class Professional Triathlete with over a decade of racing experience. He specialises in the non-drafting format from 70.3 Ironman, Long Distance and the Xterra World Off-Road Triathlon Tour. Ben is based in Wollongong, Australia and from April through to October he joins the World’s Elite Endurance Athletes in Europe, basing himself in France. His official website is benallentriathlete.com

Ben would like to thank: ON Running, Giant Bicycles, XTERRA Wetsuits, Flight Centre Active Travel, Sponser Sports Nutrition, Champion Systems, Lurbel Precision Garments, Ryders Eyewear, Alaska Milk, Greeper Laces, Ekoi, Schnell Carbon Wheels

About Jacqui Slack

Jacqui Slack is a full time professional elite athlete, training and competing against the best triathletes around the world. She has raced the British Triathlon Super Series, French Grand Prix, ITU European & World Cups, ITU World Series events, and is now focused on the Xterra World Tour. Her official website is jacquislack.uk

Jacqui would like to thank: ON Running, Giant Bicycles – Liv, XTERRA Wetsuits, Amanzi Swimwear, Flight Centre Active Travel, Powerbar, Champion Systems, Lurbel Precision Garments, Ryders Eyewear, Alaska Milk, Athlete Matters Sports Physiotherapists, Schwalbe, Scicon Technical Bags

Ben Allen & Jacqui Slack
Ben & Jacqui

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2 comments on “Podcast #5: Ben Allen & Jacqui Slack

  1. This is really helpful! In the Bi3 meet and greet brick training last Nov 26, 2014 (Wednesday) I “trained with them” … Actually I barely kept up during the warm up, and during the efforts, I was so far behind in the laps they were asking me to just cut corners so I could keep stay with the group! It would be fun, they said… Haha! But out of sheer beginner’s pride I didn’t. Hahaha.

    They’re really nice people, I got tips from Jackie too about what goes down during the transitions. And just like what Ben said, I am “anxious, feeling competitive, and will probably go all out…flat on my back”. So his tips in your interview about sticking to my training, nutrition, and hydration plan and not get carried away is just what I needed to hear.

    Thanks!!

    -Alfonso R.

    1. That’s great! That’s what I love about this sport: the pros are so approachable and down-to-earth and genuinely interested in helping people out especially beginners.

      Have a great race on Sunday! Stay safe and finish :)

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