23/07/2014 at 12:58
I disagree Andrew. If you can't swim fast enough to make the first or second bike pack, you will stand no chance of overcoming the deficit. The main effect imo is to lessen the importance of the bike leg.
27/09/2013 at 10:59
Hope you managed to find somebody to take your place, Gareth. Sorry you couldn't make it yourself.
Our event ran very well; 236 competitors in our first ever event and we have had loads of really positive feedback.
The date for next year is now confirmed as Sunday 3rd August.
Put it in your diaries now!
Pricing will once again aim only to break even rather than making a profit, so you can be sure it will be the cheapest chip timed triathlon in the area next year
20/05/2013 at 08:39
Good break pads make a hoooge difference. I have just put some Aztec ones on my TT for my carbon rims and they way outperform the cheap and nasty things I had on before, both in terms of stopping power, and in terms of durability. Nowhere near as expensive as swissstop.
20/05/2013 at 08:34
How about alcohol free beer?
Ok, have you stopped laughing yet?
This is emphatically NOT an advert for the brand (I've been on this forum years and I don't spam), but I won some Erdinger Alkoholfrei recently and it's very nice. Low in calories, very low in alcohol (less than 0.5%) and apparently has vitamins and is isotonic.
03/04/2013 at 18:04
Thanks, we're definitely on the lookout for marshalls and helpers. Contact details on the website www.bassetlawtriathlon.co.uk
Yes, we have cross posted lots of places
14/03/2013 at 11:53
We can now confirm the novice training day as July 13th. £5 per attendee, novices only, comprised of classromm and practical sessions - pool, transition, bike maintenance and guided ride of the bike course and run of the run course.
Hosted at the event venue from 08.00 to ~13.00, bring your own lunch.
08/03/2013 at 14:58
Nottinghamshire's newest triathlon opened for entries yesterday evening.
Based at Worksop Leisure Center S81 7EN, it's a pool sprint format 400m - 21k - 5k.
Intended as a novice – friendly event and we expect over half the field to be first timers or in their first year.
The bike route is marshalled and signed, it is mainly rural on good roads, with approximately 120m of height gain / loss; the 5k run is pavement all the way, two lap format and has a total of about 30m height gain / loss.
Further information including course maps is at www.bassetlawtriathlon.co.uk
where you can also enter.
With chip timing for all and entries from just £27
, plus £3 for non-BTF members to cover your race day license, this has to be one of the best value races around. Unlike most other events, we’re not adding anything on to the day license; all competitors will also get a tee shirt and a goody bag.
There’s free parking for spectators and competitors, trade stands and food and drink stalls. Massage tent, medical cover, PA system, secure transition…
There will also be a novice training day on the 13th July TBC for an additional £5 which will provide some swim and bike technique, race day info, transition practice and a guided ride and run.
This is our first ever event as a club; we hope it’s reasonably priced but will deliver a great experience.
We regret that the event is for those aged 18 and over on race day only; if you have special mobility needs, please contact us via the website.
05/02/2013 at 13:14
I got name stickers from eBay - a google search for "flandria bike stickers" will turn up his / their eBay page.
Good quality in my opinion, consistent print between stickers, a wide range of options, and have not faded or come unstuck... yet. Despite being used on a CX bike which does get raced.
24/01/2013 at 14:35
Factory wheels are one way of reducing the overall cost of a bike package, so yes, that's one potential reason for popping spokes. However, if you're >15st, you should maybe be on clydesdale wheels anyway, which are stronger or have a higher spoke count to tolerate the battering they may get, and the increased power bigger athletes can put out...
16/11/2012 at 00:05
No way! What were you running in before? Flip flops or steelies...?
Comfortable, well fitting trainers are essential to go fast; I agree that elastic laces are an absolute essential. Get a race belt too if you don't already have one.
After that, in decreasing order of seconds per £ - aero bars, aero helmet, disc wheel cover, aero wheels, aero chainring...
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