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OOOOOhhhhh Betty, I don't have a number belt thingy

I am taking part in my first triathlon tomorrow (Mallory Park, Leics, sprint distance) I have just realised I don't have a number belt. Is this going to be a problem. I was planning on pinning my number to the shirt I will be cycling / running in. However not so keen to start putting holes in my wetsuit. I am unlikely to get hold of one now before the event given that it is Sunday and tomorrow is Bank Holiday. Also since this is a small triathlon I think it is unlikely that I will be able to get hold of one at the event. Can anyone offer any advice?




  • mike_trimike_tri Posts: 60
    It doesn't matter you can just pin your number to your shirt as you don't have to have it on your wetsuit, you may have to have a number on your wetsuit i'm not sure though coz i've only done pool races, maybe your number written ontop of your swim hat or something like that.

    That should help

  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    Hi,your swim hat may have a number on it but you do not (I have never come across an open water swim where numbers have to be worn on the outside of a wetsuit) have to show numbers on the outer surface of your wetsuit.If you are not to bothered about riding in a wet shirt ,wear the shirt with your number on under the wetsuit as it is a real b##g#r putting on a shirt if you are wet.Alternately find a small piece of elastic and use that just make sure it is tied securely.Or the race may have a couple of sports equipment stores at the event where you can purchase one.All the best for the race.
  • Jeremy33Jeremy33 Posts: 3
    Thanks a lot gents, have since spoken to a friend who said much the same thing.
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