Local Cycling Clubs
Local Running Clubs
Billingham Marsh House Harriers – Click here to visit web site
New Marsk Harriers – Click here to visit web site
Middlesbrough and Cleveland Harriers – Click here for contact details
Albert/Stewarts/Tees Barrage Park Run – Google “Park Run” for details.
Click here to read about the origins of triathlon.
Triathlon – Duathlon – Aquathon Distances
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
Standard – 10km run – 40km bike – 5km run
Long – 20km run – 80km bike – 10km run
Standard – 2.5km run – 1km swim – 2.5km run
Long – 5km run – 2km swim – 5km run
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 and transition rules as they are the ones most often broken.
Swim Training Information
Here is some swim training information put together by level 2 coach Kay Stokes.
Here is a swim smooth article – different strokes for different folks.
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.
Steven King is in charge of ordering club kit, please contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries and to see what is available.
Preparing for your first event
Click here to read an article about triathlon preparation.
Only athletes and race officials are allowed in the transition area.
Equipment must be placed in the allotted space so as not to hinder any other competitors. Discarded equipment maybe regarded as a hindrance and you may be issued with a time penalty.
Cycles must be placed in your allotted slot at the start and finish of the bike section. Cycles that are not racked correctly maybe seen as a hindrance and a time penalty issued.
Do not ride your bike in the transition area; mount your bike at the marked “mount line” (both wheels over) and dismount at the marked “dismount” line (no wheels over).
You may run or walk in transition.
You must not interfere with another competitor’s equipment.
Do not use anything to mark your position in the transition area, the race referee will remove it and you will be given a time penalty.
No mp3/music/mobiles/headphone devices allowed in transition area.
No nudity in the transition area.
Glass containers should not be used in any part of the event.
You must not remove your bike until your helmet is fastened and remove your helmet until your bike is racked.
Your bike must be roadworthy, with front and back breaks working.
Bikes must be no more than 2meters long and 75cm wide.
Handlebar ends/tri bar’s must be plugged.
Bikes must be marked with your race number (sticker provided by event).
Helmets must be of the national safety standard and unaltered.
You are responsible for your own bike maintenance.
Any part of the cycle course can be covered on foot, but you must push your bike yourself.
Always follow the normal rules of the road e.g. stop at red lights.
No form of locomotion other than running or walking is allowed…. Crawling is not allowed!
Do not deliberately obstruct or interfere with other competitors.
No running with bare feet or torso. – Barefoot running has been allowed in 2016, please check with event organiser
See “preparing for a triathlon” for some transition tips.
Drafting Explained – Please note the draft zone is now 10 meters or 12 meters depending on event distance – always check with the race referee first.
Click here to see all about the drafting rule, no more excuses for them penalties!!
Click here for an article about wetsuits.
An interesting article written about nutrition in triathlon. Click here.
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.
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.
Click here to read the British Triathlon equity statement.