My clubs event. Won't be doing it cos im staying out of pool events this year. Basicly you guestmate a time for the swim. You then seeded. Either fastst swimer 1st or slowest swimer 1st, do your lenths, jump out, find the bike and go for a ride then finish of for a nice swim.
Prop be a marshal!
Novice event would get a rocket for entering!
I'm doing this too, it'll be my first tri!!
HE he he he he <evil cackle>
"My clubs event" TT???
Does that mean you have actually been swimming then?
Now you or I could legitimately say "my club". Interlopers!!! huh!
Nam forms have been sent and acknolged!
Cheers for that. So how about the bike bit. Is it on road or off road. I did a road race duathalon last year on my mountain bike. I won't be doing that again!
Hi Hope, I'm about 30 miles from Cardiff, so not that local really, but my sis lives up the road from the FF leisure center if that counts.
TT why stay out of pools!?
Ok, another question, how long would you expect to take on something like this. 16 lengths 5-10 mins? Bike 16km (I have no idea) Run 5km 25 mins ???
I'm not the best swimmer but just find pool tris not for me. I like the openwater.
30 miles from cardiff? Valleys somewhere?
Timing. Swim get in and swim it, A you can do the distance B you got a time. Bike average speed on a road bike or MTB with slicks is 16MPH so 16 should take about, 50 minutes then run add a minute to your normal run time due to "dead" legs coming from the bike.
Get slick tyres, and if front suspension lock out the front folks!
what I meant was, have you thought about what you'lll wear. I wore a swimming costume with a pair of cycling shorts over the top! (beginner stylee!) then in transition I chucked a vest on which I cycled and ran in. I did loook like a beginner of course but it's ok if you actually are a beginner!!! I didnt want to go and buy loads of bits if It was going to be my only one. I had issues with the whole "how do I get my sports bra on" issue!! I've since bought a tri suit which is great because you can swim cycle and run in it and its a really supportive bra top inside the top bit. If you think you'll do more I'd definitely invest in some tri gear.
I was really nervous when I did mine but it really is enjoyable. where near Cardiff are you?? 30 miles East West north??
Oh god, I hadn't considered the whole sports bra thing! They're hard enough to get on without being soaking wet. What are the options here? Buy the kit or struggle to put one on whilst getting on a bike and trying to retain some dignity?
TT I'm PontyPool area.
Do it PinguPongu
It will be great its going to be my first one and i'm really getting excited just got to sort out how to swim and I'll be fine...
Discovered though that as a member I'm expected to marshall so if I take part i've got to find a marshall to do my duties...........
Looking hard but so far only come up with my 12 year old son
Will think about what to wear next week..
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