Keen to give triathlon a go but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve put together some handy advice for to get you started.
What is Triathlon?
In a nutshell, a triathlon is a three-part race consisting of a swim, then a bike ride and finishing with a run. It is a multi-stage event, where participants compete against one another for the best completion times.
Race distances vary depending on the level of competition, with options ranging from beginner to elite and everything in between.
If you want to get a really good feel for how a triathlon event runs, we highly encourage you to watch a live event. This will give you a good insight into what happens during a race, plus they’re exciting to watch!
Stand near a transition area to get an idea of how to rack your bike, when to mount and dismount and watch how others go through the drink stations on the course.