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New to the Triathlon Beginners Tribe? Start here!

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Welcome to the Triathlon Beginners Tribe! We're all about sharing advice, asking questions, and generally chatting and catching up on all things 'Triathlon Beginners' related. As you're new to the Tribe, why not add a quick post here to introduce yourself ...

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Hi everyone. I have completed several duathlons but haven't tried a triathlon before because of my lack of swimming ablity. I have made it a goal to improve my swimming skills and give my first triathlon a go. This looked like a good place to get started!

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Where should the line be drawn for road closures at grass...

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After reading Chrissie Wellington's reply to Simon Jenkin's article (http://www.chrissiewellington.org/blog/an-open-letter-to-simon-jenkins/) I've been thinking: where should the line between grass roots participation and public inconvenience lie? On the...

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I beleive only for major international or national events.  Most other events can easily just cope with marshalls.  Councils do seem hell-bent on raising money as for one event I was involved in, we were told we had to have professional marshalls, not...

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Cycling shoes?

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Could someone please enlighten me on why cyclists wear particular shoes? I've heard something about energy return...or something like that. Thanks!

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All the stuff about stiffness is so true. Cycling shoes may seem expensive, but if you get the right ones they will last you a long time, after all you don't have to walk in them. Good Luck  

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How much will you invest

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Looking around on site I feel I could spend thousands of pounds on high-tech kit, from a tri-suit to new bike. For the first triathlon I wouldn't want to go crazy with the spending but still want to enjoy the race, what kit have you bought which is essentia...

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For my first one I used my hybrid bike I rode to work on, did it in my togs that I used to train in the pool in. The only thing I got outside of all the things I had ready for the training (bike, helmet, sunglasses, runners, togs, goggles, swim cap) was a...

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Cycling / running/ swimming

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I've recently started training in swimming and cycling. I love running as it gives me a great satisfaction coming home sweating and full of buzz!!!!! I just don't get that same 'high' after doing an hours swimming and cycling. I reckon 1 hours cycling for m...

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As a friend of mine said each element of a triathlon is a progression and it doesn't matter whether, swimming, cycling or running is your thing....its the finish line that matters. If you don't pace yourself correctly doesn't matter if you swam, cycly...

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Triathlon newby

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Hi - just discovered Tribesports and I've joined this tribe because I have my fiest triathlon coming up in October.  It's an off road tri with 750m of swimming (pool), 15.5k on the mountain bike and a 9.7k run.  I'm getting stuck into training which is comi...

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Yea. Thats really good article Cags. I'm hoping to do a triathlon sometime. Don't know do I want to be that serious about it? Nice  

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