Tri Sport Epping has announced that they will once again be holding their annual Try a Triathlon on 17 June 2012 at Ongar Leisure Centre, Essex.
The club, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, first held the event in 1990 as part of the Today’s Runner sponsored series and has continued to hold it every year since. Always full well in advance of race day it has become the event in the Essex area for budding triathletes.
The Try a Tri offers first timers a chance to participate in a grass roots event with a pool swim and a club atmosphere which benefits those who may feel intimidated by high profile open-water events and seasoned triathletes with their expensive bikes and equipment. The event consists of a 300 metre swim with a two lap 21km cycle ride and a flat 4km run to ease competitors gently into their first triathlon experience. There are no prizes as all who take part are winners and all participants are treated to a souvenir tee shirt and filling post race breakfast.
To help competitors prepare for their first triathlon Tri Sport Epping are holding a Triathlon Training Day on Sunday 29th April. Led by coaches from the club the day will cover all aspects of training and competing in a triathlon enabling competitors to approach race day with confidence.
The training day is the best way for first timers and those wanting to improve to prepare for every aspect of a triathlon. The full days training incorporates everything you need to know, including the three disciplines (swim, bike and run), with each section being led by their own British Triathlon coaches (levels 1-3).
The course will cover a mixture of practical and theory, taking you through basic skills for cycling and running to being able to complete your first triathlon with confidence. It will include transition skills and course familiarisation, as well as some basic nutrition and bike maintenance.
New for this year is the Team Relay (one swims, one bikes, one runs). All teams start together, first over the line wins.