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Information 2017-11-16T12:45:02+00:00

 

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Swimming Equipment: 
Swimming trunks/costume
Goggles
Towel
Swim cap
Nose clip / ear plugs (optional)
A drink

Cycling Equipment: 
A roadworthy bike: i.e. working breaks and gears, inflated tyres, correctly attached working wheels
A helmet: You will NOT be allowed to ride without one
A drink
Cycling shorts/tights
Cycling shoes (optional)
A suitable cycling top (long arms) and waterproof/warm, jacket – multiple layers if cold
Gloves and a wool hat/headband for under your helmet if it’s cold

Running Equipment:
Suitable trainers for running
Running socks
A drink
Running vest / t-shirts / thermal (layers in cold weather)
Shorts or tight bottoms
Waterproof/warm jacket
Hat and gloves if cold
A sports watch to time yourself

Pool Based Triathlon Kit List:
A guide to the basic equipment you need when taking part in a pool based triathlon.

Race information / Registration Paperwork
Swimming trunks/costume
Goggles
Towel
Swim cap
Nose clip / ear plugs (optional)
A drink
Roadworthy bike
Helmet
Weather suitable clothing (layers if cold) – recommend Tri suit or tight fitting shorts and T-shirt
Drinks bottle attached to bike
Number belt
Trainers to run in if using cleats on bike
Suitable running clothes
Optional – gloves, sun glasses, socks, energy bar/jelly babies, elastic laces
After the event:
Change of clothing (warm layers), food and drink

Open Water Triathlon Kit List:
A guide to the basic equipment you need when taking part in an open water triathlon.

Race information / Registration Paperwork
Wetsuit
Goggles
vaseline / wetsuit lubricant
2 swimming caps
Ear plugs
Weather suitable clothing (layers if cold) – recommend Tri suit or tight fitting shorts and T-shirt
Number belt
Towel
A roadworthy bike
Cycling shoes
Trainers to run if using cleats on bike
Helmet
Drinks bottle attached to bike
Optional – gloves, sun glasses, socks, energy bar/jelly babies, elastic laces
After the event:
Change of clothing (warm layers), food and drink

Training Ride Kit List:
Equipment we recommend when going on a longer training ride.

2 Tyre levers
1 or 2 inner tubes (make sure the valves are long enough to go right through your wheel rims)
Mini pump
Money (change) for emergencies
Fuel – banana/energy bar/jelly babies
Mobile phone
Pen and paper
Helmet
Cycle/bib shorts (depending on weather)
Cycling tights/bib tights (depending on weather)
Thermal top (depending on weather)
Cycling top – long or short sleeved (depending on weather)
Rainproof jacket
Socks – woolen in winter
Gloves – summer or winter
Drinks bottle
Optional – Sun glasses, sun cream, overshoes

Swimming Etiquette:

Arrive in good time to get ready for the swim section of the session.

Shower before you enter the pool.

Swimmers with long hair need it tied up or a swimming cap.

Do not run on poolside.

Always follow the coaches instructions carefully and make sure you know the lane direction, do not swim up the middle of the lane.

Notify a coach of any health problems you have before or during the session.

Notify a coach if you need to leave the pool mid-session.

Slower swimmers should wait to set off until faster swimmers have passed (i.e. don’t push off right in front of a faster swimmer who’s coming into the wall about to turn, as this blocks the faster swimmer).

Slower swimmers should push off almost immediately behind a faster individual or group, thus extending the time until they are lapped again and need to stop.

Faster Swimmer starting a set should give slower swimmers as much “running room” as possible before pushing off, (rather than jumping right behind and immediately tapping their toes to move over.)

Swimmers resting or otherwise waiting at the wall should stay far to one side of the lane. Do not stand or float in the middle of the lane.

Swimmers should never stop in the middle of a length e.g. to adjust goggles.

Be aware of other swimmers in the lanes pace if you find the pace is too slow or fast then move up or down a lane.

If you wish to overtake a swimmer tap gently on their feet, you may need to do this two or three times, please do not repeatedly slap another swimmers feet.
Be aware that your effort level is reduced when drafting behind another swimmer, so don’t signal you want to go in front unless you are sure you can increase your pace. Also, if you are drafting leave sufficient room so your not continually tapping the leading swimmers feet.

Do not swim wide past a swimmer unless your absolutely sure its safe to do so and you have the speed to do so. Be aware if you both get to the wall at the same time.

When you feel someone touching your feet continue to the end of the length and wait in the corner until the swimmer behind has pushed off, if there is more than one swimmer in close concession then wait for them all to pass.

Be aware of your speed in the set, you can judge if you are holding the lane up by taking a quick look when turning.

Leave a suitable gap between you and the swimmer in front when setting off.

There is no shame in moving up and down the lanes, please be respectfully that everyone wants a good session no matter what their ability.

Local Cycling Clubs:

Cleveland Wheelers – Click here for contact details
Stockton Wheelers – Click here for contact details

Local Running Clubs:

Billingham Marsh House Harriers
New Marsk Harriers
Middlesbrough and Cleveland Harriers
Albert/Stewart’s/Tees Barrage Park Run – Google “Park Run” for details.

Triathlon Origins:

Click here to read about the origins of triathlon.

Triathlon – Duathlon – Aquathon Distances

Triathlon
Novice Sprint – 200m swim – 10km bike – 2.5km run
Sprint (pool) – 400m swim – 20km bike – 5km run
Sprint (open water) – 750m – 20k bike – 5km run
Standard – 1.5km swim – 40km bike – 10k run
Long 02 (middle) – 3km swim – 80km bike – 20km run
Long 03 (long) – 4km swim – 120km bike – 30km run
Ironman 70:3 – 1.9km – 90.1km bike – 21.1km run
Ironman – 3.8km swim – 180.2km bike – 42.2km run
Xterra – 1.5km swim – 30km off road bike – 10km run

Duathlon
Standard – 10km run – 40km bike – 5km run
Long – 20km run – 80km bike – 10km run

Aquathlon 
Standard – 2.5km run – 1km swim – 2.5km run
Long – 5km run – 2km swim – 5km run

Triathlon Rules:

Before competing in an event its best to familiarize yourself with some triathlon rules as ultimately it is your responsibility to know them. Pay particular attention to the drafting (revised) and transition rules as they are the ones most often broken.

A full set of rules can be found here

Bike Maintenance – Bike Sizing – Bike Fit:

Unsure of how to look after/clean your bike, how to choose the correct size frame and how to set it up when you get it click here for all the answers.

Club Kit:

See Kris Wadrop at swimming.

Preparing for your first event:

Click here to read an article about triathlon preparation.

Wet suit Advice:

Click here for an article about wetsuits.

Nutrition:

Tip: Don’t try out new energy bars/drinks/gels on race day, to avoid having to run into the bushes always try them in training first!

Coping with the Heat:

Click here for an article from British Triathlon about coping with heat and recognizing warning signs of overheating.

Carbo Loading:
Heard the phrase but not sure what it means? click here for a simple guide to carbo loading.

Warm Up – Cool Down:

Most people neglect it, click here to read about the importance of warming up and cooling down.

Cycling Tips for Triathletes – Funny:

A must read article from 220 magazine. Click here.

Equity Statement:

Click here to read the British Triathlon equity statement.

Results Update

Click here to view our results.

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