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A new word for 'novice'...



  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 335
    greenhorn or should that be redhorn[:D]?
  • BlurredgirlBlurredgirl Posts: 292
    Tri-casual - casual-tri?


  • Jack HughesJack Hughes Posts: 1,262
    beginner, tri-virgin, first timer, newcomer, neophyte, fledgling, greenhorn, starter, novitiate, cub, tri-out ...
  • BopomofoBopomofo Posts: 980
    Hmmm... see what you mean, conehead. We need something like the yanks use i.e 'Clydesdale' when they mean 'Middle aged mid-life crisis fat git' or 'Amazon' when they actually mean 'Clydesdale's ex-wife'.

    If 'Novice' doesn't cover it and maybe 'Fun' is too soft, what about a 'Finishers' wave? Or an 'Experience' wave.





    'Improvers'? - I like that one.

    'Help me, I'm drowning!'?

  • JessterJesster Posts: 482
    How about 'pre-novice' or 'intro'

    Works for horses.....
  • rmbrmb Posts: 22
    how about

    eye opener


  • Seems quite adaptable to English language as well as Triathlon game
  • how about:-

    beginner, learner, newcomer, new member, new recruit, initiate, tyro, fledgling, apprentice, trainee, probationer, student, mentee

    and in a slightly random way (if Tri was a religion, it is isn't it?? and doing yor first event is like being Ordained)

    Novitiate, Postulant, Proselyte, Catechumen, Neophyte

    sorry some of these were probably mention above..


  • AndreAndre Posts: 103
    Surely if you're not a novice, you're an improver? Or have I just got the wrong end of the stick here?
  • ironkavironkav Posts: 259




  • MowfMowf Posts: 272
    Going down the American route, how about:





    Or an acronym:

    NEWTTASS - New To This And Shit Scared
  • JessterJesster Posts: 482
    Ha ha love it Mowf. NEWTTASS....pfft!

    I quite like 'padouin'

    The force is strong in you, Anakin....

  • JulesJules Posts: 987
    Casual? Covers new people and those not serious enough to risk the full aqua-ruck in search of a podium finish.
  • ironkavironkav Posts: 259
    I quite like 'padouin'

    Man my spelling is awful :P

  • jon_gjon_g Posts: 318
    as a computer geek, what about noob or newbie?
  • Cheryl6162Cheryl6162 Posts: 356
    A dressage lady too??
  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    Cut the names and go for something similar to cycling based on a sprint distance tri.

    4th cat:for first triathlon and times between 1hr 45m and over.

    3rd cat: for times between 1hr 30 and 1hr 44m59s

    2nd cat: for times between 1hr 15 and 1hr 29m59s

    1st cat:for times under 1hr 15.

    or am I talking garbage as usual.
  • JessterJesster Posts: 482
    Oh yes theres nothing i cant do Cheryl...except use the chuffing quote facility on here....how does that go again?!
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 335
  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    'Coneheads Wave' linked to 'Coneheads Training Day' All triathletes get to be honorary Coneheads on completion, and a t-shirt with your picture on...
  • MrSquishyMrSquishy Posts: 277
    Flavadave wrote:

    'Coneheads Wave' linked to 'Coneheads Training Day' All triathletes get to be honorary Coneheads on completion, and a t-shirt with your picture on...

    I shotgun the one with him and Santa!
  • BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
    Greenhorn sounds too american & a tad condescending.

    I like the Rookie. Good film too.
  • How about "Cruiser". As you're looking at those who may want to just "cruise" round on breastroke/MTB/jog
  • Cheryl6162Cheryl6162 Posts: 356
    mmmmm....think cruiser sounds a bit like something you might get arrested for in a red light area! But maybe the same could be said of greenhorn!

    How about Coneheads Cronies??
  • diddsdidds Posts: 655
    Flavadave wrote:

    'Coneheads Wave' linked to 'Coneheads Training Day' All triathletes get to be honorary Coneheads on completion, and a t-shirt with your picture on...

    ... and a signed copy of his book of course!

    Did you all know Conehead had written a book incidentally? Its jolly good...



  • What about "Triers" or "Tryers", not sure which is best spelling!

    Maybe that should be "Trying"
  • rookie is cool but it sounds the same as novice in terms of who it woud attract. if you're looking to attract people who might be in their second or third tri season but woul dprefer to take it easier and do breaststroke etc and just get round then I quite liked 'finishers' that was mentioned above. it's not got the 'novice' ring to it....x
  • Jack HughesJack Hughes Posts: 1,262
    I think I prefer "beginners".

  • still thinking 'beginners' is a bit too 'newbie/novice' exclusive. theres loads of folk out there do tris year after year just for the finish and never really hold any expectation or desire to win or get a good age group position... do you reckon??
  • sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    Just use both of these ideas and why not 'Rookie Triers'.....
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