ActiveTrainingWorld (or ATW as the cool kids refer to us) was launched on November 1st 2011 by runner and triathlete James Shipley
In 2010 James Shipley signed up for his first Ironman Triathlon and had to enter the event on one website, look for a training plan on another site, look for nutrition advice on another and was keeping a training diary on yet another. He set out to create a website that enabled you to do all of this on one website.
ATW handles the online entries for lots of events and provide FREE training plans to help you train for the race. These training plans are written by Olympians, Current Pro Athletes and highly regarded Coaches. We also have a free training diary for you to keep track of all those hours and miles!
To keep motivation high ATW regularly speaks with top athletes in sport and ask them to complete our Q&A style interiew. Amongst those who have already completed the interview are Non Stanford, Jodie Stimpson, Liz Yelling and even Nell McAndrew!
In September 2013 ATW launched the Ickenham 5 Mile Race which is thought to be one of the fastest 5 mile routes in the UK with just 2 metres of height difference between the highest and lowest points on the course.
Since then ATW has gone on to launch more and more events including the Run Fest at Lee Valley, Ashridge Duathlons, Love Welwyn Garden City 10K, Welwyn Half Marathon, Hillingdon Half Marathon, Chilly Triathlon, Hertfordshire Triathlon, Bedfordshire Triathlon and Hatfield 5.
ATW now has over 30,000 members entering events and downloading our free training plans. Over the next few years ATW are hoping to encourage even more people into sport.