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Human Race Triathlon Beginners

   

Triathlon Beginner

On this page you will find a range of support and advice to help get you to the start line in the best shape possible. We hope through providing you with tailored information from our range of partners and experts that you will feel confident and excited about taking part in any event. Take your time to read through the content and if you have any specific questions you can always visit our FAQ page or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

Events Recommended for Beginner Triathletes

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Diamond Tri & Scootathlon Sunday 7th September 2014 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
HSBC Triathlon, Duathlon & Scootathlon Sunday 14th September 2014 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Tri St Lucia Saturday 22nd November 2014 St. Lucia, West Indies Read more
Garmin Eton SuperSprint Saturday Saturday 16th May 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Eton Sprints Date TBC in 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Triathlon Training Day Sunday 17th May 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Garmin Eton SuperSprint Sunday Sunday 17th May 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Training Day Date TBC in 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Wiggle Tri Relays Date TBC in 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Lidl BananaMan Triathlon Date TBC in 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon Date TBC in 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more

Training

Sleep: An essential training technique
Sleep: An essential training technique

A regular sleep routine is a fundamental part of any training schedule, and one that should be respected as much as your CV workouts, strength training, stretching and nutrition regime. In fact, scrimp on your sleep and you run the risk that you won’t get the results you deserve from the effort...

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Beginner sample swim sessions designed by Karen Pickering for Human Race
Beginner sample swim sessions designed by Karen Pickering for Human Race

Technique Stroke technique is important especially when swimming long distances. The more efficient your stroke is the more energy you will have to complete a long distance swim. It’s also important to practice “sighting” if you will be swimming outdoors so that you swim the shortest route.

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Top Transition Tips from Mark Threlfall
Top Transition Tips from Mark Threlfall

We’ve compiled the top 10 transition tips from Zoot UK’s Professional Triathlete and Coach, Mark Threlfall. Take a look at the list below to make sure you’re not missing out on race day! First thing is to make a list. Geeky I know, but how often have you travelled to a race worrying that...

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Top tips for your first triathlon from GB athlete Emma Pallant
Top tips for your first triathlon from GB athlete Emma Pallant

We're delighted that British Champion and Team GB athlete Emma Pallant will be taking part in this year's elite wave of the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon! Here are her top tips on getting through your first triathlon and most importantly, still having a smile on your face at the end.

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Training - Your First Triathlon
Training - Your First Triathlon

Compete or Complete? Once you have chosen your race, take time to think about the goals you would like to achieve. In this respect athletes generally fall in to two categories either Compete or Complete. Are you taking part just to see if you can complete the race, cover the distance and still...

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Take it Outside
Take it Outside

The H2Open introduction to the where, what, when, how and why of open water swimming. The ‘who’ is you. Discovering secret beaches, splashing around hidden waterfalls, paddling moonlit rivers... swimming outside has truly caught people’s imagination over the past couple of years. Books and...

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Introduction to Triathlon
Introduction to Triathlon

What is a Triathlon? Triathlon is an endurance event that combines 3 sports, swimming, cycling and running. The distances vary and there is no set ‘official’ distance that a triathlon race has to follow, however the most common races and distances are as follows:

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Nutrition

Rhian Stephenson - Basic Sport Nutrition
Rhian Stephenson - Basic Sport Nutrition

High quality nutrition, consumed at the right time, and tailored for your training regime will result in more efficient training, performance and recovery.

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PowerBar Q & A
PowerBar Q & A

1. What sort of products do I need for my event? You need adequate fluid and energy. Sports drinks which are based on a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance and enhance the absorption of water during prolonged exercise. Carbohydrate rich foods...

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PowerBar Nutrition Guide
PowerBar Nutrition Guide

Getting to the finishing line faster needs successful training supported by the right nutrition In order to keep up the pace and achieve a strong finish the body must be supplied with the right amount of fluid and nutrients during an endurance competition. A balanced and healthy diet will give...

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Hydration

Hydration and Performance
Hydration and Performance

By Anita Bean BSc RNutr - Human Race Hydration Expert During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of the energy you put into exercise is converted into heat, and is then lost. This extra heat has to be dissipated...

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Equipment

Wiggle Triathlon Checklist
Wiggle Triathlon Checklist

Whether you’ve been training hard for an upcoming triathlon or you’re considering your first race, you’ll need to make sure you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Human Race partner, Wiggle, has put together this handy check list to make sure there are no surprises....

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Compression sportswear brand CEP announces the launch of its Night Run 2.0 range
Compression sportswear brand CEP announces the launch of its Night Run 2.0 range

With state-of-the-art production methods in Germany and medi compression technology based on decades of research, knowledge and experience in manufacturing compression sportswear, CEP has been going strong since its arrival in the UK in 2012.

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Lighter, Faster, Cooler - The triathlon shoes for you
Lighter, Faster, Cooler - The triathlon shoes for you

Our triathlon shoe partner is Zoot who specialise in making top quality triathlon specific shoes. But what makes Zoot shoes so good? They are built on three crucial elements: being lighter, faster and cooler...

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Top tips of what to look for when choosing a triathlon bike
Top tips of what to look for when choosing a triathlon bike

Team Carbon Bikes expert Darren Bancroft shares his top tips of what to look for when choosing a triathlon bike When purchasing a bike for triathlon you can easily spend more money than you think. If you are just starting out in triathlon, then any bike will do so long as it has wheels and...

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Why Wear a Triathlon Wetsuit?
Why Wear a Triathlon Wetsuit?

Here are some answers to the most common questions about wetsuits from our wetsuit partner blueseventy! Triathlon wetsuits are made for the express purpose of surface swimming. They were originally introduced to maintain warmth when swimming in cold open water and to provide additional buoyancy...

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Swimming Specific Wetsuits
Swimming Specific Wetsuits

Choosing the right one for you Getting the correct size wetsuit for open water swimming and triathlon is quite an art form. We have put these tips together to help you get your wetsuit fitted correctly.

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Garmin Edge 510
Garmin Edge 510

Garmin Edge 510 Train smarter and share every detail – all from the road. The new Edge® 510 is a compact, touchscreen GPS bike computer that tracks advanced performance metrics and offers connected features (1) through your smartphone. Compatible with heart rate (2), speed/cadence (2) and power...

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Garmin Forerunner 910XT
Garmin Forerunner 910XT

Garmin Forerunner 910XT In the triathlon, knowledge is everything. Knowing your strengths. Knowing your weaknesses. Knowing the environment. Knowing everything that could help you achieve peak performance. That’s why on land or in water, the world leading Garmin Forerunner 910xt sports watch...

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Garmin Swim
Garmin Swim

Garmin Swim Stop counting laps — let Garmin Swim™ do the maths. Garmin’s new swimming watch logs your distance, pace, stroke count and stroke type and includes free online analysis, storage and sharing at Garmin Connect™. Garmin Swim also has advanced features for timed sets and logging drills,...

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Panel of Experts

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John Brame "I started RG Active with another triathlete, Dermott Hayes, over 5 years ago. It was originally something both Dermott and myself... Read more
Victoria Pendleton "Cycling has been my passion since I was a child. Through the Cycletta Series I want to inspire women to join me and cycle; as a... Read more
Kerry Bircher Kerry is an enthusiastic and inspiring Personal Trainer and British Cycling coach. These attributes and qualifications enable her to... Read more
John Lunt "I did my first triathlon in 1984. The following year I raced at five more events and it went from there. Ater racing in the Nice... Read more
Rhian Stephenson Rhian’s unique approach blends modern day scientific knowledge with natural medicine and nutrition to give her clients outstanding... Read more
Karen Pickering Karen Pickering is ambassador for the Open Water Swim Series. With 13 Commonwealth medals, an MBE and her own swim coaching school... Read more
Simon Griffiths Simon Griffiths is the founder and editor of H2Open, the world’s first dedicated open water swimming magazine. A keen swimmer and... Read more
Jeff Archer Jeff Archer is Managing Director of The Tonic Corporate Wellness, a business dedicated to helping professionals and organisations... Read more
Anita Bean "During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of... Read more
Stephen Roche "While it is a very hard and sometimes very cruel profession, my love for the bike remains as strong now as it was in the days when... Read more
Martin Yelling Martin Yelling (PhD) has a background in endurance coaching and performance. A former international runner, elite multisport athlete... Read more
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