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Race day Musts

number belt, helmet (you won't race without it), cycling shoes (if you use them), i carry spare tube, repair kit, minipump. goggles, noseclip (if you use them), tri-shorts+tri-top or tri-suit.

there must be tons of other things as well, do you have a lot of gear or is this going to be one enormous wiggle order? [:)]


  • JulesJules Posts: 987
    Drinks, energy gels, towel, waterproof suncream, recovery drink, race pack if you've been sent it pre-race, antichaffing/lubricant, box for transition
  • gdh250467gdh250467 Posts: 237
    Have a look at this, http://triathlon.racechecklist.com/ it covers most things
  • Got my first OD and Official Tri (last time i was chaperoned by some company people) coming up in about 2 months.

    What essentials should be brought on race day?

    (that is aside from my bike and my wetsuit, and trainers![:)])

  • do you need some sort of racebelt thingy?

    I got to order some stuff...tri suit should be interesting...

  • gdh250467gdh250467 Posts: 237
    You don't need a racebelt, but it's a damn sight easier. If you do, pin your numbers to it, do the cip up and hang it over your helmet. Then all you have to do is step into it, they are leastic so stretch. Don't leave it undone and try do do it up in transtion, and fumbling with the buckle will cost you valuable seconds.

    Other option is to pin numbers to your trisuit (assuming thats what you're using), or to a shirt that you then put on in T1.

    Tricuit and racebelt are the way to go.

  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    Don't forget a roll of ass-wipe.

    All those triathletes nerves means it runs out pretty quick.

  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144

    It really helped me in that mad panic the night before when you are sure you are missing something!
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144

    It sure helped me the night before when I was panicing about have forgotten something!
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    I am having technical issues here. Sorry I keep posting twice!
  • MrSquishyMrSquishy Posts: 277
    Banana & milkshake for recovery afters.

    Deffo go for the elastic number belt - I was told "this will be the cheapest thing you ever buy in triathlon" by my local tri shop... how right they were [:D]
  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    All your old crap so you can sell it to the ones that forgot theirs,and help the old triathlon fund,you would be supprised what you can get rid of.
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