Triathlon is becoming one of the fastest growing mainstream sports in the world! Have you though about taking part in a triathlon or a duathlon but not really sure if its for you? With numerous triathlon and dualthon events taking place across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes its never been a better time to give it a go!
Many people are terrified at the thought of attempting a triathlon. Once upon a time, triathlon was seen as a niche sport that only appealed to crazy people who liked a challenge. These days, everybody can (and does!) take part in triathlon and as long as you can swim, bike, and run, you will be fine.
Triathlon is a multi sport event. Competitors have to swim, bike, and run their way around a course and each discipline is timed. Depending on your levels of fitness, there are different lengths of triathlon.
Super Sprint - 400m swim, 10k bike, 2.5k run
Sprint - 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Olympic - 1500m, swim 40km bike, 10km run
Half Ironman - 1.9m swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Ironman - 3.8m swim, 180km bike, 42.2km (marathon) run
A super sprint or sprint triathlon is probably the best triathlon for beginners to try. Reactivate Bucks has been working with partners across the county to set up beginner training sessions, currently we have these sessions taking place in Chiltern District and Milton Keynes and looking to plan more to start in April 2010.
If you would like more information about these sessions please click on the link below, if you would like to find more information about events that are taking place in Bucks please call Abbi McMullen on 01296 585340 or email email@example.com
Please click here for a list of triathlon sessions taking place throughout the county
If you are a triathlon club and keen to support more beginner sessions please contact Abbi on the details above.