Christmas Presents for a Triathlete?

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03/12/2012 at 07:57


I want to buy a Christmas present for a friend who has recently switched from running to triathlon.  I was hoping to get him something related to his hobby - any suggestions for bits of kit that I could get him?  I want to spend £15-20.  Thank you.


seren nos    pirate
03/12/2012 at 07:58

a lap counter for the pool ........

03/12/2012 at 10:59

A decent pair of goggles is always a good bet - can never have enough of them in my view - when I first started all of mine were rubbish and leaky, and when you start spending more time in the pool this just makes the whole experience miserable!

Or for that much could possibly get a race entry to a local tri (though perhaps should be with his consultation for that one)!

Dubai Dave    pirate
03/12/2012 at 11:57

One hour with a psychologist

03/12/2012 at 12:05

goggles are too personal and the fit needs to be right - if someone bought me a pair I'd need them to know in advance what I wear.

a tri number belt could be a good idea

Dustboy    pirate
03/12/2012 at 12:58

+1 for the number belt.

Headband/earwarmer for winter bike

Bento box from Halfords (tenner)

Neoprene overshoes

Bike gloves 

03/12/2012 at 14:25

A copy of Iron Fit and a link to the forum .......

03/12/2012 at 15:44

Shammy towel......or a copy of Holgs new book.

03/12/2012 at 16:02

What would Holgs new book be called as I'm looking for a similar sort of present.

03/12/2012 at 16:05

er....can't sleep, can't train, can't stop...or something like that.

03/12/2012 at 16:19

Great, thanks

seren nos    pirate
03/12/2012 at 17:34

but i don't think its out till january

Ironholgs    pirate
04/12/2012 at 09:35

Paperback out on 1st January, AND after much discussion,I'm hoping the kindle version will be out on December 24th.

Britrisky    pirate
04/12/2012 at 10:50

Christmas dinners up and down and the country are ruined as triathletes bury their head in their Kindles on Christmas Day!!!

04/12/2012 at 13:51
SgtIronLard wrote (see)

ill be starting tonight as Im well fcuk'd off with the ankle injury I picked up last week.

turbo session to get the blood flowing. 60 minutes, no coasting.

lots of bike this week while the ankle gets fully mobilised and then gentley back into it - but with a little form. no more shuffling like a coffin dodger.


Ironholgs wrote (see)

Paperback out on 1st January, AND after much discussion,I'm hoping the kindle version will be out on December 24th.

thats a bonus going on the list

05/12/2012 at 08:51
Turbo bike towel
Elastic laces + race belt
Winter bike socks
Reflective bib for winter running
Emergency bike lights - cheap ones that are used as a back up to normal lights - roadid and knog do good ones
Holgs book +1
05/12/2012 at 09:19
Dustboy    pirate
05/12/2012 at 23:02

Triathlon pasta! Orsum!

10/12/2012 at 09:02
I've not been on here for Months! Two minutes in and I've spent ??20 on pasta. On pasta!

(Cool pasta though...)
11/12/2012 at 09:30

Thank you very much for the suggestions.  Have resisted the triathlon pasta and gone for a turbo bike towel!  Cheers.

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