If you’ve never done a triathlon before it might be worth hiring a wetsuit from the organisers but if you’re confident you’re going to take to tri it’s worth investing in a good fitting aero wet suit. Below are some of the wet suits on offer that are widely regarded as great options, some of the cheapest are better for beginners and can manage whether you’re racing Sprint, Olympic or Iron Man Distance Events.
You’ve probably heard of the Swimathon before. It’s a great charity event that takes place in April to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer charity.
So all you apsiring swimmers out there have a look at their site and see if it’s something you’d like to get involved with.
Competed in a couple of triathlons and want something more suitable than your road bike with a set of tri bars? Or got yourself addicted to time trialing? Then you might want to get yourself an off the peg tri machine for £1000.
A lot of people build up their own bike but if you don’t fancy all the faf that goes with that here are some of the best options. There’s all under or around the one grand mark which is the budget you’ll need to get a good bike
If you’re starting to take your triathlon or duathlon racing seriously you should seriously consider getting yourself a specialist pair of tri shoes, they’re much better for transitions than normal road shoes.
They are more breathable and you can wear them without socks, they should be easy to get on after a swim and stiff so you can transfer your power efficiently to get a great time.
Here are a few of the best triathlon shoes out there
Winning national championships is honour I can’t even begin to imagine, but to step up to the next level and win a world championship is something completely different.
We asked Sophie a variety of questions about tri, duathlon, her training and her top tips for first time triathletes.
I am thinking about entering a triathlon for the first time next year, so I did a little research about the options out there.
It really surprised me that there didn’t seem to be one place where you could look that would show you all the tri events there were in 2010. So I got my little notebook out and made a list of all the ones with confirmed dates.