Just a reminder that both the beginner Transition and Open Water sessions are taking place this weekend - details below.
There are a few places left for both sessions so drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in coming along.
This is a great chance to get some last minute practice in before Carlow 795 on May 17th!!
1) Transition Session This will be held at 10am on Saturday 9th of May in Corkagh Park and will be run by Liam Dunne, who also coaches our turbo sessions. This will be a good opportunity to practice transitions safely in a closed course.
2) Open Water Session This will be held at 6pm on Sunday 10th May at Seapoint and will give beginners a chance to acclimatise and get used to open water swimming in a safe environment along with some good tips and techniques (depending on how long you feel you can stay in the water!)
For insurance reasons, you will need to be a member of both Belpark and Triathlon Ireland to attend these sessions.
Please note that places will not be confirmed based on forum posts but feel free to ask questions below.
some people use rubber bands for flying starts, meaning the Bike shoes are clipped into the and the shoes are tied to the frame with the Rubber bands Pedal already and the rubber bands , than people run out of transition and jump onto the bikes , get into the shoes and start to pedal, rubber band will snap and you are on your Way. I personally have never managed that Skill but I think it is worth at least a try.
So my Real Race transition usually consists of a Towel just to stand on while getting the wet suit of and give the feet a quick dry, my bike shoes (Not clipped in) my Bike Helmet of course , a pair of socks (I can't cycle without socks) and my runners, depending on the Race / surroundings also a spare Water bottle either to have just a quick drink or if really needed to rinse of dirt from my feet
Please bring all clothing/gear you intend to use on race day. This is the perfect opportunity to practice! Also, dress for the weather. If it's anything like today rain gear will obviously be required, and something warm if you're standing around.