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TRIATHLON SPECIAL


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GET TO KNOW THE EVENT Get to know your different options. As well as taking on three events (swimming, cycling, running) in one race you can also try two events. Aquathlon (swimming and running), and duathlon (running and cycling), or join a relay team. There are three main distances that make up a triathlon event: n SPRINT 400 to 750m swim, a 15k to 25k bike and a 5k run. Beginners’ triathlons are usually pool-based as opposed to open water swimming. n OLYMPIC 1.5k swim, a 40k bike ride and a 10k run. n IRONMAN 3.8k swim, a 180k bike and a marathon.


edprattsportstherapy.com). “You will always have a stronger sport, so make sure you enjoy your training,” says Ed. “Maybe start with a sprint triathlon – and get it booked and in your diary.”


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PICKING YOUR EVENT Start by choosing your event, says sports therapist Ed Pratt (www.


10 top tips


Switching from being a runner to becoming a triathlete can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are inexperienced at biking and swimming, but our tips can help get you going on an exciting multi-sport trip! By Christine Fieldhouse & Fiona Bugler


〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 You can find a detailed list of events at www.britishtriathlon.org/ events, www.uktriathlon.co.uk and at www.trifinder.co.uk.


〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 The London Triathlon is like the London Marathon of triathlon. It’s even sponsored by Virgin. Places fill quickly but you can enter via a charity or as part of a team. It’s held on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July with a whole host of distances and categories. Find out more at www.thelondontriathlon.co.uk.


〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 A new series of women only duathlons, aquathons and trail runs is being launched in 2011. The Sheactive Every Woman’s Series presents the perfect motivation to get fit and have fun in a supportive, non intimidating, all-female environment. Find out more at www.everywomansseries.co.uk.


〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 Human Race put on multisport events, triathlons, aquathlons, duathlons, open water swims and runs around Eton and Windsor – check out their website for event information and training advice: www.humanrace.co.uk.


〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 〉 A good place to find out more and get all the update information is the the Triathlon Cycling and Running Show. Find out more at http:// tcrshow.com.


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