The night before a race I gather up my triathlon kit like a little ritual to ensure I have all the essentials. Now depending on whether you are a beginner or pro there will be some differences (mainly in £££) but the bare essentials will be the same. I have split this triathlon check list into 4 parts; swim, bike, run & transition area. I have indicated which ones are essential with a ✓ . I have substituted various items as I…

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I have very mixed feelings about running. I first started running whilst I was at university. I started because it was a free way to keep fit and easily accessible. I would never time my runs or keep track of the distance, I just ran. I feel like that may have been a simpler time. When I took part in my first triathlon my running fell by the waste side. I hadn’t done much cycling since I was younger and…

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I love the water. Swimming is without a doubt my favourite part of triathlon and that’s not totally influenced by the fact it’s the discipline I’m best at… When I took part in my first triathlon I went on a Virgin Active training day and I couldn’t believe the amount of people that were learning how to swim in order to take part in an open water tri. I salute you. I think it’s very brave to learn how to swim…

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The weekend arrives and you’re getting ready to go out for a long bike ride. Now let’s be frank, if you’re a man it’s pretty easy to find some decent kit, come on you know it’s true. Ever since I started cycling on a road bike I have been searching high and low to find some women’s cycling clothes that doesn’t fall into one of the two following categories; girly florals or plain and manly. So here are my top four…

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This is my very first post so be kind. I take part in triathlon, I must be out of my mind. Now triathlon consists of three sports; swimming, cycling and running. I took part in my first triathlon in 2011, the London Virgin Active Triathlon. This included a 750m open water River Thames swim, 20km bike ride and a 5km run. It was hard but I had also trained like crazy. Due to it being my first ever triathlon I have…

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