Home » Headline, Ironman

Bedtime stories for triathletes

5 March 2017 2 Comments

I have had my book available on Amazon for a couple of months as an e-book, I personally prefer a “real book” made from paper. Something I can have beside my bed, or in my office, to read a page or two and come back to it when I have more time.

A lot of people have asked when I will have a paper copy available. Well the good news is after lots of minor editing changes, and several bouts of approvals, it is now available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Bedtime-Stories-Triathletes-Allan-Pitman/dp/1504306511/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488677747&sr=1-2&keywords=100+Bedtime+Stories+for+Triathletes

The approach I took in putting the collection of stories together was that from my own experience as a triathlon competitor of over thirty years, when I manage to get into bed of a night, I can only read 2-3 pages before falling asleep. At this rate it sometimes takes a couple of months to read a book.

My stories are not like reading a biography, each one can be read and the book can be put down. Ready for you to start again the next time you pick it up.

I’ve selected stories which I have written over the past 5-6 years, each one has a supportive message, that I hope will feel like a conversation with me over a coffee or a glass of wine. I have a reputation of having a story for every occasion.

I think that comes from a natural enjoyment of other athlete’s company. In twenty-five years of coaching I’ve had hundreds of athletes come through my squad and train for an Ironman race. So far seventy-four of them have qualified for Kona.

Every one of these athletes have contributed in some way to one of the stories. A friend commented once that when he read one of my stories, all that was missing was “Dear Tony” at the top. Many of us will feel a little part of each story which will “fit” our own situation.




  • Proper Fly Casting said:

    Proper Fly Casting

    Bedtime stories for triathletes | ALLAN PITMAN TRIATHLON COACHING

  • Full Statement said:

    Full Statement

    Bedtime stories for triathletes | ALLAN PITMAN TRIATHLON COACHING

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.