Cornwall LivingIssue #72
Give it a tri!
Mike George from Triathlon Store, Hayle offers a few pointers for those thinking about entering their first triathlon.
With the Beast from the East hopefully well behind us and the onset of lighter evenings, many people are getting off the sofa and cranking up their training for the Cornish triathlon season ahead.
“The team of friendly staff is always on hand, happy to advise and spend time discussing your needs, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out…”
“Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports, with many people challenging themselves to compete in their first event,” Mike George, Triathlon Store founder explains, “and with three different elements to prepare for, training is far from boring.”
So what are the basics for kitting yourself out, ready for the starting line? Mike tells us: “As the majority of triathlons in Cornwall are pool based, a swimming costume, road worthy bike and a pair of decent running shoes is enough to get you started. However, you will find that specialist equipment can make a huge difference when it comes to your personal enjoyment, not only on the day but throughout your training.”
He points us to a Trisuit, one of the first things a new triathlete should consider investing in. Not only is it great for swimming, it has a small pad sewn in which helps with comfort during the cycling element of an event, and which doesn’t get in the way whilst running. “A Trisuit makes the transition between the three elements quicker and will make the event itself so much more comfortable.”
Mike also recommends adding aero bars, transition bags, swimming wetsuits and race belts to your locker. Fortunately, Triathlon Store, Hayle has everything you could possibly need to make your training and the event itself as enjoyable as possible. You’ll find a fantastic range of running and cycling kit, a huge choice of open water swimming wetsuits, as well as all the leading triathlon gear from top triathlon brands including Orca, Zone3, Huub, BlueSeventy, to name but a few!
The team of friendly staff is always on hand, happy to advise and spend time discussing your needs, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out; even if you’re trying to decide whether or not triathlon is for you, they can help you make an informed decision. The store is also actively involved in sponsoring Bys Vyken Events and the INTOTRI Cornish Tri and Mini Tri series with seven locations hosting events throughout Cornwall this year, giving the team first-hand experience to help point you in the right direction.
So, if you’re looking for a new, exciting way to get active during the spring and summer ahead, why not pay a visit to Triathlon Store and see if this exciting sport is for you?
"The team of friendly staff is always on hand, happy to advise and spend time discussing your needs, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out..."