Advice re kit
I have just signed up to do my first sprint triathlon next June. I'm not sure yet if I'll get the bug and go on to do more, so at this stage I don't want to spend unnecessarily and buy things I'll never use again.
I've got a new bike and running shoes so it's the swim I need to consider.
Some articles I've read advise getting changed from trunks (under wetsuit) into cycling shorts and then again into running gear - this obviously affects the time but for first timers it might be better to be comfortable than worry about a few seconds.
Someone recommends triathlon shorts under the wetsuit and then wear them on all 3 stages. Apparently they have a little padding but not too much (like cycling shorts) as to make it uncomfirtable on the run. Not considering a full triathlon suit as a) I'm getting a vest from my charity, and b) you really don't want to see someone like me in a full lycra suit - it will attract complaints!!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.