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Glitteronthehighway Wed 18-Sep-13 05:39:09

Super sprint was 400m sea swim, 6 mile bike and 1.5 mile run. Super sprints tend to be aimed at novices, lots of swanky bikes n gear at the Olympic distance one but don't be put off as still some v friendly folk and the organisers always give a great welcome to newbies- have them a round of applause at start of the last one. Always read rules that they send u tho as there are some particular triathlon quirks like helmets before touching bike n no drafting on bikes.

ChoudeBruxelles Tue 17-Sep-13 19:08:24

How far did you swim, cycle and runon the super sprint?

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Tue 17-Sep-13 15:26:26

I did one about three years ago. It was great fun. Distances were just far enough that I was knackered afterwards but I could still complete it. There were loads of other novices there and most of us didn't have swanky kit. There was one woman doing the bike ride wearing a horse riding helmet. grin

Glitteronthehighway Tue 17-Sep-13 15:23:28

I did three this year for the first time- one super sprint, one sprint and an Olympic distance. Finding timemfor the training is the toughest part as you need to do two disciplines on most days. Running off the bike is nasty too, but a great sport to keep in shape. I only do open water tris, as the pool ones can be a hassle and swimming is my strongest part. Give it a go next year, sprint distance is the ideal start, and everyone is really helpful. Olympic distance is much more 'serious', but very doable. Hope that helps!

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 15-Sep-13 20:04:22

Anyone done a try a tri? And how far were the different bits. I fancy doing one. Dh has done a few sprint tris and is aiming for an Olympic distance next year but they just seem an awfully long way to me. I think a junior smileone is about my level at the minute.

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