Cheers everyone, this is just the sort of thing I needed to know (and feel silly asking) ....
So Hope and Seren, you're both planning to do this and are first timers? Cool! I feel much happier now .
Seren, did you do FLM, I'm sure I've seen you on the Forum?
I've done this event twice, its perfect for a 1st event. You will do the swim in heats, with 2 or 3 per lane with a 10 second starting gap between each person. Your heat should contain people of similar ability, this is done by grouping you according to your estimated swim time.
Pool etiquette requires you to move to the side of the lane when you reach the end of the length if you feel someone tickling your toes and likewise if you start tapping the feet of the swimmer in front, they should move over for you. 16 lengths, dont worry if cant swim them all in one go, you can rest at the end, have a breather and go again. Most of all enjoy!!
The swimming is my biggest problem
just found this old thread by mistake.
totally forgot / didn't realise later that Hope, myself and iron Pingu popped our tri cherries at the same event........
even with our rusty hybrids and MTB's and the fact that the biggest of my worries was the swim
i had only just joined the triclub to learn how to do crawl.............and the 12 yr old son i took to marshall instead of me turned into the just turned 17 yr old son who crewed the double for me............4 years on and somethings haven't changed........apart from the 3 of us went on to be ironmen
Haha, just read back on this!! I didn't do Cardiff tri in the end, did Hereford as my first tri slightly later in the year. But how lovely to read back on our tri wibbles and now look what we've all achieved!!
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