Do I Need One of Those ....
"That looks good - I want one." Why?
What's the minimum age?
14 years old
Can I use a mountain bike?
Do I need a swim cap?
You will be provided with a swim cap that must be worn so that you can be seen easily by other swimmers. You may use your own swim cap if you wish, as long as it is noticeable in the water. We sell swim caps at the UK Triathlon Store.
Do I need a pair of swimming goggles?
It is recommended that you use them, but it is your choice. There is a wide selection of swimming goggles at the UK Triathlon Store.
Will triathlon and road bikes make a difference?
They can make a difference but not a huge amount. Road tyres are smoother and provide less resistance and aero bars put you in a more aerodynamic position on your bike but you can retro fit both of those to almost all bikes quite cheaply if you want but it really isn't necessary, unless you want to squeeze a few more seconds off your bike time. There are both hybrid bikes and road bikes for men and hybrid and road bikes for women to choose from at the UK Triathlon Store.
What helmet is good enough to use?
Your helmet must have the "SNELL", "ANSI" or "CE" safety mark inside it. The strap must also be working, and no cracks on the helmet itself. There is a wide selection of helmets at the UK Triathlon Store.
Is a massage necessary?
Massage is a great way of getting those muscles ready for the challenge of the triathlon, and even better still to soothe and ease away the aches and strains after the race whilst aiding recovery.
A massage team is available at all our events! It may be a good idea to pre book a post race massage when you arrive at the venue, so you don't have to wait after you have finished your race.