Thinking of Doing a Triathlon?
It’s difficult to know where to start isn’t it?
You google search; what is a triathlon? How hard is a triathlon? How fit do you need to be to complete a triathlon? What do I need to complete a triathlon? . . . . and you wind yourself in circles with the amount of information!
What you need is to be able to complete your first triathlon without over-spending on unnecessary kit. You also need to feel assured that you are prepared for the experience and confident you will complete it . . . hopefully with a big smile on your face! That’s exactly why ‘First Tri’ was dreamed up!
When is the last time you did something for the first time?
Race Day Kit List
A comprehensive guide to what kit you do and don’t need for your first tri.
Meet The Team
Matt is a British Triathlon High Performance Pathway Coach with over 8 years’ experience working with athletes from first time sprinters to world class Iron distance athletes. He has coached at regional club level as well as one to one with Team GB World Championship and European medal winning athletes.
In his own right he is a seasoned and successful triathlete medalling at both Sprint and Olympic National and International level as well as completing multiple Iron distance races. He was also the first British Triathlete to complete 7 consecutive Iron distance races on English soil in 2017.
He is the proud father of two young triathletes, Ben and Dylan and husband to Kelly who is an avid supporter of her triathlete family. Find out more about Matt in this article in TIRADAR.
Mike, a qualified Physiotherapist and practicing Sports Massage Therapist is a long-standing friend of Matt who introduced him to triathlon back in 2017.
Mike has always kept active but at the age of 45, he realised the pressure of work and family had pushed his fitness down the list of priorities. He’d assisted Matt Turnbull complete an incredible triathlon challenge in 2017 and felt inspired to sign up for a triathlon of his own the following year.
Read about his non-swimmer to Ironman journey in this newspaper article. WETHERBY NEWS Mike loves the structure triathlon training gives and he also loves the social side that comes with training and competing with like-minded people.
Mike is also excited to have been selected to represent GB in Middle Distance Duathlon at the 2022 European Championships.
Lindsey, a mum to two grown up boys, has been in the fitness industry for 30 years now – 25 of these
have been specifically teaching Pilates.
She describes the Pilates method as being like “an iron fist in a velvet glove”.
Pilates may not raise the pulse like swimming, biking or running, but the strength, mobility and control Pilates develops can help all 3 of these disciplines.
Not being particularly sporty herself at school, Lindsey has a passion for introducing women to
physical activity who have made limiting decisions about themselves, their bodies and their sporting
She is a wonderful addition to the ‘First Tri’ team and brings energy and expertise to the strength and conditioning sessions she leads.
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Find out more about Lindsey’s journey in this article YORK PRESS.
You may have a bike, a pair of trainers and be able to swim a length or two …. but a triathlon?!! You might be thinking “can I do it?”
The answer is yes you can do it, and with our help, you can have fun and do it safely too. Avoid the pitfalls of going it alone and the stress of the ‘first tri unknowns’.
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