Worth keeping an eye on aldi they have tri suits every so often.
Gym trying is OK but you need to swim a bit, runs bit and bike a bit more if you want to get round comfortably.
Get in the pool and make sure you can do the distance comfortabley. Get down you local bike shop and check-out what you can afford to buy bike wise. Once you know what you want maybe check out ebay for cheap deal.
So the end of the first week of my 30 week run up to Outlaw and........ well there was new year etc. 7.5 hours in the last week and strangely 9 days with out a complete rest day, little and often it would appear.
Who's Finking this year?
Who are the first times and who's looking for a fast time?