Newbie in need of guidance

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17/05/2012 at 16:03

Hi all. I'm considering making the switch from running to tri, to mix things up a bit. I'm looking for an event to pop my cherry at and wondered if people had any suggestions. I'm thinking that a sprint would be the best place to start. I live in Doncaster and have so far looked at Hatfield and Rother Valley for this year. Does anyone have any advice on these events and their newbie friendliness, or just any advice on starting out would be greatly appreciated.

Ta

seren nos yn canu    pirate
17/05/2012 at 17:02

Hi....sorry i don't know that area..........i know thw natwich ones in chesire in september are bery beginner friendly......not sure how far that is for you.....

most sprints are suitable for beginers and have all sorts there.......

 

good luck and enjoy

 

 

17/05/2012 at 17:07

Bike, bike and bike some more!

Running Postie    pirate
17/05/2012 at 17:19

yep I agree with Claret, bike,bike and then try to run after. Rother valley is a good starting point if you want to go straight into OW tri and it is just down the road from you. The organisers (Onestep beyond) know their stuff.

18/05/2012 at 11:04

Big thank you guys. Plenty of info to go on. Cheers for the links Cake, I think that you're right. pool based to start off with makes good sense.

18/05/2012 at 15:14

Agreed - start with a pool based sprint. If its local go and swim in that pool and have a ride round the course too. In training, practise your transitions - i do this by short fast bike/run/bike /run sessions (eg 10mins bike, 1km run, 10mins bike, 1 km run etc) - gets you used to getting your bike gear off and your run stuff on in a hurry while out of breath! Clubs can often organise swim/bike brick sessions too - great for practising swim to bike transition, which is a tricky one unless you know the pool owners/organisers. Enjoy and good luck!


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