This year’s Triathlon Show is nearly upon us, so we thought it would be a good idea to give a run-through of what will be on offer this weekend at Sandown Park racecourse in Surrey.
The show is now powered by 220 Triathlon (after being acquired by our publisher Immediate Media last year), and we’ve pooled our extensive knowledge of triathlon to create the best show possible, and kickstart the 2014 multisport season.
Not only will you see the latest kit and new product launches at the Triathlon Show, but you can get race-ready with complete bike fits, reduced rate sessions at The Running School and coaching tips in the Zoggs Endless Pool. Take expert advice and motivation from the coaches and triathletes speaking in the 220 Theatre and top tips from the informal seminars in the all-new 220Hub.
The first zone on entry to the Triathlon Show’s main hall includes two Endless Pools and a whole host of exhibitors showcasing the latest 2014 wetsuits, swim apparel and swim aids. You’ll find a plethora of popular wetsuit brands, including heavyweights like Blueseventy, Huub, Orca, Aqua Sphere, 2XU, Speedo, Sailfish and Zone3, as well as swim training innovators Swimovate. Word has it that there’ll also be some new launches for products designed to help in transition. See them in the Swim Zone first!
Swim specialists on location include the celebrated Australian coaching outfit Swim Smooth, whose Paul Newsome will be offering stroke advice for both pool and open-water swimming. Browse the exhibitors or book your place in the Endless Pool for coaching sessions with some of the UK’s top coaches. Rick Kiddle, NOWCA coaching director, is just one of the people available ready to help improve your technique in a free 30-minute session.
Top swim brand Zoggs will be running two Endless Pools in the zone. One will feature daily coaching sessions and demonstrations with some of the top UK swim coaches, including Total Immersion. So, if you’d like training advice, you’ll be able to pre-book your own personal coaching slots over the three days. The other Endless Pool will play host to daily challenges where you will have the chance to win some fantastic triathlon prizes, including kit from Swimovate. Coaching sessions can be pre-booked at the show’s website, www.triathlonshow.co.uk.
There’ll be a record number of bike exhibitors at the show this year, with Boardman, Ridley, Giant, Argon 18, Ceepo, Reynolds, Fi’zik, ISM, Elite, Lazer and Q-Rings just some of the leaders in all-things two-wheels displaying their latest releases. You’ll also find all you need on upgrading your bike, including both power meters and race-day wheels.
The latest triathlon and carbon bikes on display will include the Boardman Air TTE 9.8, as well as their Brownlee-ridden road bikes.Dassi bikes will also be revealing more about their new women’s tri team, featuring Vanessa Raw and Georgie Rutherford.
We’ve ensured that you can get your bike race ready with Bike Science’s full bike fit, available at our special show rate of £125. We also have a mechanic on hand to make any repairs or alterations. After all that, why not book a free test and pedal technique analysis with the Wattbike team?
New to the Triathlon Show for 2014 is a designated Run Zone, featuring expert advice from a legion of top coaches and the latest running gear and gadgets. Within the Run Zone, you can book yourself a session with the Running School, who are offering a special show rate of only £7 for an hour-long training session.
You can even book it in advance when buying your ticket to the show. Anyone can take part: from children as young as five to seasoned triathletes, from absolute beginners to professional racers. Have the experts analyse your running or benefit from a personalised training programme.
There’ll be a vast array of specialist exhibitors in the Run Zone and you can expect to see brands such as Mizuno, Brooks, Newton, Zoot, Compressport, 2XU, Asics, Skins, On Running, Sketchers, Hilly and CEP. Browse the new products and treat yourself to the latest kit.
Celebrating Sunday’s 10k run around the unique venue that is the Sandown Park race course, we’ve introduced the 10K Village so you can finish in our recovery area and benefit from one of the massages on offer. At only £16, your race ticket includes free entry to the show on any day.
Performance and Nutrition Zone
A new area for 2014 is the Performance and Nutrition Zone, which gives you the opportunity to explore the latest nutrition products to keep you fuelled for the season ahead. Expect to find samples and the newest launches of pioneering gels, bars and drinks from the likes of PowerBar, High5, Clif Bar, Nuun and Vita Coco, as well as special offers and the chance to find out more about the latest developments in nutrition.
Here, you’ll also be able to book a free biomechanical assessment with Sub 4 and a free consultation with Tri Training Harder. A key part of this zone will be the all-new 220Hub where you can attend unticketed coaching clinics, discuss injury prevention, sports nutrition, coaching and technical advice. Put your pressing triathlon questions to experts from all three disciplines.
Industry experts include Bike Science’s fitting guru Andy Sexton; podiatrist and biomechanist Clifton Bradeley; veteran of 460 triathlons, author and coach Mark Kleanthous; and Terry Laughlin, the founder of Total Immersion Swimming. In a special seminar with pro athletes, sport scientists Joel Enoch and 220‘s very own Andy Blow will be hosting a sports nutrition masterclass, followed by a Q&A session.
Located upstairs, the Events Zone has a whole floor to itself in 2014 due to the growing number of exhibitors offering new and exciting events and training holidays. Have you ever considered a training camp in the UK or triathlon holiday in Europe? Our exhibitors can offer you these across France, Spain or the Balearics, so start planning your 2014 events and training holidays now! Exhibitors include Les Stables, Tri-Topia, Sports Adventure Holidays, Triathlon Holidays and Tri Camp.
Among the exhibitors showcasing their race events, you’ll find a number of charities providing information about charity places. You’ll even find a hanger company to help you put your winning medals on display! In addition to these exhibitors, you’ll find both British Triathlon and Triathlon England offering memberships at special show rates. Take advantage of the numerous benefits of being a member of these organisations.
220 Triathlon are providing a fantastic line-up of professional athletes and triathlon experts including coach Joe Beer, Ironman legend Dave ‘The Man’ Scott, our weekend warrior Martyn Brunt and more, who will be giving talks in the 220 Theatre. You can also meet the 220 team as they’ll be hosting the seminars: bring your questions to editor Helen Webster, deputy editor Liz Barrett, features editor Matt Baird and bike guru Mike Anderson.
All sessions are free to attend on a drop-in basis. However, you can pre-book a seat at the small price of £2 per session when booking your ticket to the show. All sessions are subject to capacity.
You’ll find the 220Hub downstairs in the Performance and Nutrition Zone running informal sessions on coaching, nutrition and injury prevention. Speakers include Clifton Bradeley, Andy Sexton and Terry Laughlin. No tickets are required and all sessions run on a drop-in basis, subject to capacity. Please see the show website for the full timetable of sessions.
Opening times, ticket prices and more
The show will open at the following times:
– Friday 28th February 12:30pm to 7pm
– Saturday 1st March 9:30am to 5:30pm
– Sunday 2nd March 9:30am to 5:30pm
Booking in advance saves you money – a one day ticket is only £10. (Please note under-16s are free and don’t need to register.)
On the door prices are as follows:
– One-day entry ticket £12.00
– Two-day entry ticket £16.00
– 10k run race entry £16.00 (includes show entry)
– 220 Theatre Seminars £2.00 in advance
(Tickets are free on the day but you can guarantee your seat for just £2 when buying your ticket to the show. Please note all seminars are subject to capacity.) For groups of over 5 people, please contact email@example.com.
For more information head to www.triathlonshow.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you there!