Guide to Junior Triathlons

Guide to Junior Triathlons

Your child comes bouncing in saying "Mum! Dad!, guess what? I'm doing a triathlon!" You answer with enthusiasm "That's Great! Well done! A triathlon!" But one of two things will be going through your head. The first might be, "great, I know what this is" OR "A Tri....What?" It the answer is the latter please don't worry! Junior Triathlon is a brilliant way for kids to experience three sports in one go. It’s also perfect for kids with low boredom thresh holds and stacks of energy! Your child might be a good swimmer, great runner or just loves being on…

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10 Tips for Beginner Triathletes.

10 Tips for Beginner Triathletes.

We’re getting lots of questions from first time triathletes. So we’d thought we’d put together some of the most common questions into a Beginners FAQ aimed at peple taking on their first triathlon. What order do you complete the swim, bike and run? (nb this is a genuine question from a beginner) You got it! That is almost always the order in a triathlon: a swim then a bike then a run. Think about an ironman triathlon (2 ½ mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26 mile run). It wouldn’t be safe to do the swim when you’re completely exhausted. I…

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10 Tips for your first Duathlon

10 Tips for your first Duathlon

Just to be clear a duathlon is almost always a run, bike, run. Distances can vary but a typical sprint distance duathlon is a 5K run, a 20K bike and a 2.5K run. A standard distance is double those distances. The winning time in a sprint distance duathlon is likely to be around an hour with other finishers taking up to two hours. Duathlons start with a run to spread people out. If they started with a bike race there would just be a big, potentially dangerous bunch of riders. I was pretty naive the first time I tried a…

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South Hams Triathlon Race Report 2016

South Hams Triathlon Race Report 2016

After the perfect conditions of 2015 it was back to normal British summer weather for the send South Hams Triathlon on Sunday 12th June. It started with a cold choppy swim followed by a damp and skiddy bike leg and a slightly muddy run. The red/green wave containing all the favourites were first off. First into T1 was Stephen Hammond a Vet 50 who managed the 750 metre swim and 200 metre run up the beach in a very impressive 12.02, Junior Harry Preston was less than a minute behind in 12.53 with Stuart Bereton in 3rd a further 15…

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South Hams Triathlon Sell out in Record Time

South Hams Triathlon Sell out in Record Time

In only its second year the South Hams Sprint Triathlon sold out three months early. The organisers Ben Tisdall & Stewart Bergman took the decision to limit numbers to 300 mainly because the runners have to cross the bikes to access the Run. Ben Tisdall said 'we wanted to make sure we could run the event smoothly and safely so reluctantly we're having to turn people away.' We are operating a free waiting list but will not be releasing any additional places just accepting people when people who've already entered notify us they can't take part. Also new for 2016…

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