Life after the Reading Half

Is there more?

9 messages
03/03/2004 at 17:51
Thinking of having a go at Tri. Been a runner since 2000, mainly 10 Ks and half marathons. Been a cyclist for years (tourer mainly) and so OK there, with a bit of training. Started swimming but...oh dear.
Any websites you know of that give clear instructions / techniques? Or is there really no substitute for an "Improvers" swimming course?
Whaddya reckon?
How did you get into tri?
03/03/2004 at 17:55
total immersion books/dvds/training camps are good

otherwise find a decent coach - you'll find a few pointers makes your crawl improve in leaps and bounds
04/03/2004 at 10:21
OK, I'll look 'em up.
Thanks for the input.
Any others please also?
04/03/2004 at 13:09
Try www.tritalk.co.uk

Its a really good site, the people on the forums are really friendly and helpfull.

Pete
05/03/2004 at 10:49
Thanks!
Is there such a thing as a beginners event later in the year?
Where's the best place to get a list of events?
Thanks all, again!
05/03/2004 at 13:08
Try the British Triathlon Association web site, it has loads and loads of races, links etc.

good luck
13/03/2004 at 18:48
There's a beginners event near Reading on 18th April - have a look at http://www.thamesvalleytri.f9.co.uk/DoTri.doc for details.
16/03/2004 at 12:20
Thanks Twink, I'll look it up!
16/03/2004 at 13:16
London is a good one for beginners, or the Eton Super Sprint series. Only 400m swim and no currents.

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