Get your kit on
We’ve joined forces with British Triathlon to bring you insights from the experts, to take you from complete novice to triathlon start line.
Olympian and British Triathlon’s Olympic Head Coach, Ben Bright, shares his five top tips for getting started in triathlon.
Give yourself plenty of time to get organised before your race. Create a timeline of everything you need to get done as it will come around quickly.
Without a training plan, you may lack direction. Make sure the plan works for you and what you want to achieve.
Take your triathlon journey with colleagues or friends. It’ll be more enjoyable and build your confidence.
Do your research. It can be easy to get drawn into buying the most expensive kit, but the most important part of any kit is the fit.
There is a wealth of knowledge in your local club. Get involved and ask questions – you can find your local club on the British Triathlon website.
Let the British Triathlon team guide you through some simple exercises, with something for all fitness levels.
Lucy Wainwright, former Olympian and Performance Nutritionist working for the English Institute of Sport with British Triathlon, shares her six top nutritional tips for training for a triathlon:
Plan your meals for the week and if you’re busy, meals can be prepared in advance. You’ll be surprised how much time prep will save you!
Ensuring you are consuming high-quality food will help to maximise your training.
Variety is important! It will help you get the range of nutrients your body needs, and you won’t get bored of eating the same foods.
Many athletes are foodies. Taking the time to have nice meals with family and friends between your training will be good for both body and soul.
It’s a good idea to keep a bottle of water with you and constantly sip throughout your day, even if you are not exercising.
Fuelling your body is important. Skipping meals may result in lower energy and longer recovery.