What is triathlon?
Triathlon is the combined event of swimming, cycling and running. There are now quite a few different event formats, so whatever your preference you'll probably be able to find events to suit you. The standard events are generally a pool swim (or outdoor swim in rivers, lakes and the sea during the summer), followed by a road ride and then a run. The most common event distances are Super Sprint (400m - 10k - 2.5k), Sprint (750m - 20k - 5k), Olympic (1500m - 40k - 10k) and Iron (3800m - 190k - 42k).
How fit do I need to be to join?
A level of fitness helps but it isn't essential to join. After all, any activity is faster than sitting on the sofa!
What if I can't swim?
We hear lots of people saying I'd love to take up triathlon but I can't swim. Swimming efficiently is definitely a skill, but it is possible to master it with practice and a bit of guidance. Our Wednesday technique session is a great starting point for those who feel they can't swim. However, if you unable to swim at all, it's a great skill to have generally so we'd recommend you speak to a qualified (and experienced) instructor to get you started. But if you really don't like getting wet, there is the equally challenging sister sport of duathlon (run - bike - run
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Do I need a road bike?
You just need a bike to take part in triathlon. If you have a mountain bike or hybrid, it will just be a slightly harder effort! Off-road triathlon events are also available if you like the idea of racing on your mountain-bike.
How can I join?
We're always happy to hear from potential members and we'd love to get to know you/share our sport with you. Have a look at the Join Us page to find out more about coming along for a free trial session or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org