Triathlon Training Day 2
About the event
Do you need help to prepare you for your first triathlon? Or do your want to improve your times this year? The specialists and coaches of RG Active will be on hand to present sessions focusing on all three disciplines of the triathlon and give you a chance to practise your transitions.
RG Active sees over 5000 people each season helping them in every way imaginable as they aim to meet their multisport objectives whether that is to get themselves to the finish line, qualify for their country or just have a really good time! The highly qualified and experienced coaching team helping you on your training day include John Brame, Dermott Hayes, Marsha el-Hage, Karen Weir, Martin Shipp, Simon Kibble. Between them they provide coaching for athletes of all levels of fitness and ability from first time triathletes through to seasoned professionals and elite performers.
Starting an open water triathlon with confidence is key for every competitor, and our aim is to provide you with all the advice and support to help you achieve this. The training will be aimed at both complete novices doing their first triathlon as well as those who have completed 1-2 triathlons but still feel like they need help on improving their triathlon technique early in the season. The sessions will provide you with both practical and theoretical advice.
These are just some of the things you will cover:
Open water swimming techniques including mass/group starts, course sighting, swimming toys and equipment, turning, fitting and removing wetsuit etc. There will be special provision for nervous and first-time open-water swimmers.
Knowing and preparing your bike, bike rules and regs, bike position, bike equipment and nutrition and hydration on the bike leg.
Efficient run technique, good warm up and post exercise stretching, pace judgement, running drills.
Kit layout, transition set-up, options to save time, applicable rules.
Numbers will be limited so early application is required.
PROVISIONAL START TIME: 9:00am Registration for a 10:00am start.
We’ve teamed up with Zone3 to offer you some of their great range of wetsuits that are perfect for the event for you to hire or purchase.
Zone3 has quickly become one of the most exciting and successful brands on the market thanks to its high performance products which year on year have achieved the highest industry reviews based on speed, comfort, price point and innovation.
Zone3 are offering their Advance wetsuit as part of their hire service for Human Race. The Advance has won many awards including 220 Triathlon magazine’s “Best Buy” award and has become the market leader for first-timers and those on a budget. The suit is made from super flexible, highly buoyant neoprene for an assured swim performance.
You can purchase or hire one of their leading wetsuits to make sure you’re fully prepared for your event. The options are:
- Purchasing an Advance (£159) or Aspire (£299) wetsuit from the Human Race Shop
- Hiring a wetsuit for the season (25th March – 7th October 2016) from the Human Race Shop
We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event.
|Water Temperature||Wetsuit Rule|
|Water Temp less than 14 degrees||Wetsuits are COMPULSORY|
|Water temp 14 – 22 degrees||Wetsuits are OPTIONAL|
|Water temp above 22 degrees||Wetsuits are BANNED|
We do say that wetsuits in fact help with buoyancy and warmth, so we strongly recommend that you wear one if they are optional. We will keep you updated with water temperature as we get closer to the event but at Dorney Lake it is almost always an optional wetsuit swim.
Bike hire will be available for the event with more details to be added here and communicated to entrants shortly.
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Travel & Accommodation
Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, Windsor, SL4 6QP
The event will be held at the Olympic rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Full on-site parking means you can come and go while the event is taking place, we have showers and toilets aplenty and there is catering in the Boathouse.
Detailed Road, Rail and Taxi Instructions HERE
Accommodation Booking Service
If you require accommodation we recommend using the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s accommodation booking service.
The service operates seven days a week and offers you:
- Extensive local knowledge of Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot and surrounding areas
- A match service for your personal requirements
- Preferential prices
- A fast and efficient service
- Known availability
- Confirmation of booking.
Tickets to major attractions are also available through the Concierge box office service so why not let them help you to make the right choice and ensure your stay is a memorable one!
Accommodation Hotline: +44 (0)1753 743907