I did my first tri last year and had exactly the same worries as you.
I put a estimated swim time of 15 -20 minutes so was scheduled to start quite early. There were many people including me using a wide variety of swim strokes.As it is a pool event you will have no worries about wetsuits.
There were many types of bikes being used from cheap mountain bikes up to high end tri bikes.
As I had a early start time there was little worry of me finishing on my own as the faster runners all started at staggered times behind me.If I looked at the finish list I was near the end but I had the satisfaction of being able to tell people I had completed a traithlon which was nice.
Go for it and enjoy yourself.
Thanks so much Stringy i think i will, After the swim is it straight out in wet clothes & onto your bike then? Richie
Yes pretty much, I wore cycling shorts (without padding) and then slipped on a t shirt after teh swim with a the number already pinned front and back (front for run and back for cycle). Some people wear an all in one suit and a tri belt with the number on which can then be moved either to the back or the front depending on discipline. You dry off pretty quickly.
Thats great thanks so much for your help sounds like i will probably do the same as you i think. Richie
Sorry another question? Do you have to wear a helmet in the cycling? Richie
I'm just starting to think about my first tri too (but thankfully it's not until May!).
You might find this useful
You dry off pretty quickly.
Thanks saffy great info thank you, Think im gonna hae to wait until next year to do my first too as need equipment & kit.
Yes you will need a helmet but nothing special.
With regards kit all you really need is your running kit, any bike, helmet and something to swim indoors in.
You could spend a fortune on kit just to find you do not enjoy it or just use what you can have or borrow.
cool thanks stringy
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