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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Choosing a bike for your child

Choosing a bike for your child

Guide to choosing a bike for your child Isla Rowntree started Isla bikes in 2005 and said in a recent interview. “I was drawn to kids’ bikes because what was available just seemed so poor. We all know how much difference a light, well-fitting, well-adjusted bike makes to our enjoyment of cycling, so why were we putting our kids on such heavy and difficult-to-use bikes? That was where I started, simply wanting to improve kids’ experience of cycling in the hope more of them would enjoy it and want to do it again and again. As a small adult I…

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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 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 assume you have to bring your own bike?…

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10 Tips for your first Duathlon

10 Tips for your first Duathlon

Just to be clear a duathlon is just about 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 twice 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…

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