ben molnar Posts: 3
Hi all I'm new to tri I'm a keen mtb'r For 25+ years and have been road riding for 18 months Iv been thinking about doing a triathlon for some years and have finally got the Nerve to give it a go any advice would be greatly appreciated and what type off event would you recommend
"Try a Tri" or a "Novice Tri" is a good place to start - usually around 200m swimming in a pool,10km on a bike and 2.5km running (distances vary with event) - this lets you see if you like the transitioning between the disciplines without being too taxing. Trust me the first time you have to get of a bike and run is an experience! You wont be expected to have any fancy kit - plenty of people compete in this style of tri in basic running kit without any problems. Beware though - if you do enjoy it, the bug will quickly up your distances! Look on Entry central fro an event near you. If you're down in Essex the Blackwater Charity Tri is a good one for beginners.