entrants. Starters included: Carl Barthorpe, Ratbag, Jelly Babe, Cougie (severely sprained ankle) intending to just do the swim, Godzilla (knee trouble), Avalaf (ankle injury), Monique (ankle injury), Lindihopper, Oxymoron, Little fat Welshman, 8iron
years, most notably among people aged 35-44. But these aren’t all aspiring Ironmen, keen to tackle the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle and 26.2-mile run that comprise the toughest tri on offer. Many are amateur athletes who’ve run themselves into a
statement.They are having funThey want to runThey set the paceThey take walking breaks when tiredThey do other physical activities, for example, cycling, dancing, playing football or swimmingThey can let go. In other words, if you want to run on your own, it
increase the risk of being knocked by other competitors but the double studded head strap will help to keep the goggles in place regardless of the intensity of your swim. They're easy to adjust and the smoked lenses offer UVA and UVB protection when
Open-water can seem daunting for even the most experienced swimmers. So an open-water masterclass with one of the best in the business, World Champion and Olympic silver medalist Keri-Anne Payne, was snapped up by a group of keen triathletes.Over the course of an hour we watched ...
sport, swim-bike-run is just the sort of challenge some people are looking for. But how helpful are their former sports when it comes to doing well in triathlon?We asked seven triathletes from different sporting backgrounds to sum up their experiences
London Triathlon, this training programme lasts 12 weeks. You don't need to have any triathlon experience.Advanced – This schedule is for you if you train six or seven days per week; you already do some distance swimming; you race race regularly and train
: Hacking the bottoms off your wetsuit legs to reveal intimidatingly muscular calves screams that you're ready to rocket through the swim at the start of a triathlon.The Function: Trimming your wetsuit won't affect your buoyancy, but it could enhance
Novice triathletes soon realise that the best way to save time in transition is to limit kit changes. You need kit you can wear under your wetsuit for the swim, that offers protection and support for the bike leg and doesn’t encumber you on the run
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