This year’s 220 Triathlon Show is bigger and better than ever and packed with everything you need for a fantastic 2015 race season.
The event runs from Friday 27 February to Sunday 1 March at Sandown Park in Surrey – make sure you don’t miss anything with our essential guide to the event’s highlights…
Zoggs Swim Zone
Struggling with your swim, or need to buy new gear? Then the Zoggs Swim Zone will have everything you need in one place, with brands including Zoggs, 2XU, Orca, Blueseventy, Huub, Zone3, Snugg, Dryrobe, Swimovate and Aropec already confirmed to attend. The focal point of the swim zone area will be the Zoggs dual endless pool. Zoggs will be hosting daily sessions with top swim coaches including Paul Newsome and Terry Laughlin.
You will also get the chance to meet up some of the world’s top swimmers including Adam Walker, the first Briton and one of only five swimmers to complete the gruelling Oceans7, culminating in swimming the North Channel. Adam will also be sharing his stories in the 220 Theatre. Book a swim session and they’ll use video analysis and underwater feedback to help you improve your stroke.
The 10K Run
There are plenty of ways to squeeze in some activity at the 220 Triathlon Show, so if you fancy a run then don’t miss our annual 10K! Held on the Sunday morning, the undulating course takes in two laps of the grounds around Sandown Racecourse.
The event will be organised by our partners VOTWO Events and supported by our 10K hydration partner H2OPro. You’ll receive a medal and timing chip, the chance to win one of several race prizes and use of the recovery area, where massage will be also available. Combined entry to the show, including a 10K race place, costs just £16. Book now at www.220triathlonshow.co.uk.
One of the most popular parts of the show every year is the 220 Theatre, where experts from within the pages of 220 will be holding seminars, covering everything from swim technique to nutrition. Already confirmed this year are Joe Beer, Kate Percy and Paul Newsome, with many more to come – plus the 220 editorial team will be on hand to answer your questions.
Seats will be free on the day, subject to capacity, but to make sure you don’t miss out, you can book your seminar places at www.220triathlonshow.co.uk for just £2 in advance. We’ll also be running a second set of free drop-in seminars at the 220 Hub, which is a smaller, more intimate setting and perfect for asking questions – again, keep an eye on the website for further details as the show draws closer.
Whatever you need, all your run requirements will be met by our run retail partner Alton Sports, who will be selling everything from shoes to apparel, sunglasses to nutrition. Brands including Mizuno, Asics, On Running, Adidas, Ultra, Newton, Fusion, Kusaga Athletic, Yurbuds, Tribe Sports and Tribe Junior, who sell kids apparel for aspiring junior triathletes, have already confirmed – with more to follow. In the Run Zone we will also discover the Mizuno Gomez Test Track, where you will be able to try out run shoes on the indoor track before you buy.
Plus, if you decide to buy any of the 2015 Mizuno range your show entry fee will be taken off the price. Sub 4 will also be doing free biomechanical assessments and Chi Running will be hosting the Running School – book sessions for both throughout the weekend at www.220triathlonshow.com. Finally, juniors can enter the Tribe Junior Turbo Challenge and win prizes throughout the weekend.
The 220 Evans Sportives
As well as the set-up and gear advice available in the bike zone, you’ll also be able to take part in one of our sportives running throughout the weekend. Catering for all levels of ability, distances range from 48km to 112km and the routes take in the beautiful Surrey countryside.
Prices start from only £18 including your show entry fee – just choose the sportive that best suits your ability. Go to www.220triathlonshow.co.uk to book your slot now, as spaces are filling fast!
We continue our preview of this year’s 220 Triathlon Show…
Triathlon Guard Bike Zone
As well as the chance to feast your eyes upon some of the best road and tri bikes for every budget – including the latest from Boardman, Dimond and kids’ brand Frog Bike – there will be plenty of practical help available in this year’s bike zone. Why not pre-register to receive a discounted full bike fit? Or visit one of our mechanics who will be on hand to help you make any repairs or adjustments to your bike race-fit.
Need to upgrade your bike? Then head to the show and discover all you need, including brand new kit from ISM, Reynolds, Progress Wheels, Lezyne and XLab.
The 220 Hub
You’ll find the 220 Hub in the Esher Hall on the lower ground floor. Sessions are held at no extra charge on a drop-in basis throughout the weekend, with no tickets required, first come, first served (find a full timetable online at www.220triathlonshow.co.uk).
Coaches and experts already confirmed include: Bike Science’s Andy Sexton, 220 coaches Andy Bullock and Joe Beer, cycling coach Andy Kirkland and swim and triathlon coach John Wood.
Product testing and sampling
We bring you all the latest gear in every issue of 220 – now see it for yourself at the 220 Triathlon Show. You’ll be able to run in Javier Gomez’s footsteps in the Mizuno Gomez Run Test track, where you’ll have the chance to try the latest run shoes and apparel.
And with a multitude of nutrition brands on hand, including Powerbar, High5, Clif Bar, Torq, Cherry Active, CurraNZ and Science Fitness, you can guarantee you’ll be suitably fuelled for the season ahead. In each of our zones you’ll find all the biggest triathlon brands and retailers, with experts on hand to help.
If you still have some spots free in your 2015 race calendar, then head to the events zone where you’ll be able to sign up for the latest races throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide.
You’ll also find training camps on offer; whether it be basking in the warmth of the Mediterranean air, swimming in the Balearics or cycling on some of the best roads across Europe, speak to the experts and discover the many performance benefits of training abroad. Don’t forget to check www.220triathlonshow.co.uk for information on the latest exhibitors.
The Performance Zone will have everything you need to get you into peak physical condition for the season ahead. This is your chance to interact with and receive advice from some of the world’s leading coaches and medical experts. Don’t miss out!
InDurance Performance Athlete Theatre
Hosting leading medical experts, pro triathlon coaches, pro triathletes, cyclists and runners – Joe Beer, Vicky Gill and Blake Pond are already confirmed, with more big names to follow. The theatre will be hosted by
Annie Emerson (triathlon commentator and former international multisport athlete). For a full seminar timetable head to www.220triathlonshow.co.uk.
Surrey Human Performance Hub
Take advantage of the opportunity to receive a full fitness assessment for only £130 (usual cost £280) – just go to www.220triathlonshow.com to book your session, as availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Led by a world class team from Surrey Human Performance Institute, tests will include: body composition, cycling lactate, strength and conditioning consultation, nutrition consultation and sweat test.
Attend one of the many seminars in the 220 Hub to receive the very latest advice, including sport psychology and how to achieve the perfect bike fit. Plus, need training advice and plans for 2015? Then book in for a FREE consultation with our coaching partner, Tri Training Harder who will be running one-to-one sessions throughout the three days.
Go to www.220triathlonshow.com and book your slot now, as these sessions go very quickly. If you’ve had an injury (or just want to avoid one), then the Performance Zone will be hosting a multitude of exhibitors, who will be able to advise you on orthotics, injury prevention and recovery products. Nutrition exhibitors will include new launches from Science Fitness and CurraNZ, who will both be on hand to advise you on your nutrition needs.
Friday 27 February 12:30pm to 7pm
Saturday 28 February 9:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday 1 March 9:30am to 4:30pm
On the door prices
One-day entry ticket £12.00
Two-day entry ticket £16.00
10k run race entry £16.00 (includes show entry)
For more info head to www.220triathlonshow.com, see you at the show!