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Triathlon Races - Get Your Preparation Right For Success

So you've entered some triathlon races. The big day is approaching. Are you ready?

We have a comprehensive guide that you can follow to make sure everything goes smoothly on the day, whether you are a beginner triathlete or have many triathlon competitions under your belt.

Getting your training right is obviously important, but preparation for the race itself can make a real difference to the outcome.

From nutrition and triathlon gear to your actual race plan and transitions – knowing you have a well prepared plan for everything will give you confidence on race day.  The articles below will ensure you are ready to go, and you can also see reviews of events from other triathletes to help you choose which to enter.

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Useful Pages

Triathlon Race Reviews

Trying to decide which event to do? Have a look at the event reviews that visitors to this site have provided - and add your own story here too!

Race Day

How to plan, prepare and execute triathlon events successfully. Lots of tips and advice for the big day, including what you need to find out about the race course in advance.

Triathlon Transitions

Top tips on how to successfully negotiate transitions. Includes a video showing you how to gain time on your opponents with our bike mounting and dismounting techniques.

Open Water Swimming

A 3 step guide to open water swimming for triathlon, to give you confidence and skill in the water.

Nutrition For Race Day

Getting your nutrition right on the day will make all the difference to your performance. What you eat and when can have a big impact on the outcome of a competition. Find out what, when and how much you need to be eating and drinking during an event.

Tapering For Triathlon

The best training in the world will mean nothing if you are tired on the day! Find out how to adapt your training in the lead up to your event so that you are fresh and ready to go.

Triathlon Checklist For Race Day

A handy triathlon checklist for you to download and adapt to suit. No more lying in bed the night before a race worrying about whether you've forgotten anything!

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