Who do I contact to get more info?
Surfing the site is the best way to get more info but if you want to ask a question email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have no previous experience of triathlon – is it ok for me to join?
If you’re interested in running, cycling, swimming or any combination of the three, then training with Windrush Tri will provide you with a fun training environment. Our members range from ‘newbies’ looking to improve their fitness and perhaps try a few races, to seasoned athletes training for ironmans. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at training though means that you can come along and get whatever you want out of the sessions.
What sort of kit / equipment do I need?
A pair of trainers, some kit to run in and a pair of speedos will get you through most of the training during the week. In summer a wetsuit is a good idea. Some appropriate winter wear is useful for the running sessions. The Sunday bike rides are ‘geared’ towards everyone and no-one gets left behind. A suitable bike though which you would feel comfortable racing on therefore would be ideal. Most of us have racing bikes and a few people have hybrid bikes. Mountain bikes are not ideal but could be used on beginners' rides.
How can I find out about which events to enter?
There are several resources online where you can find out what events are on in your area. The best recommendation though would be to speak with other members at Windrush Tri and find out their experiences and what they have signed up for. In trying to promote a community club, we would like to enter as many races as possible as a group.
What is a typical training session like?
Training sessions vary in format, depending on what's being trained. You'll need to sign up to the event on the site first to book a place, then when you arrive you sign-in and pay the fee for the session to the coach. Friday swim at JAGs and the Sunday bike rides tend to be the most social.
How hard should I train at sessions?
Train as hard or as easy as you like. There are always things that beginners can do as well as parts of sessions that will challenge the more serious athletes.
Do I have to go to all the training sessions?
You can go to whatever sessions you like. There is no commitment and you only pay for the sessions you attend (unlike most gyms and fitness clubs).
Can I get advice on where to buy kit / equipment?
You can get advice from fellow members if you have any questions about kit, and the club often has good discounts with several shops and online stores. Windrush Tri has its own kit, check out the kit site for more info (you can find it under 'Members'.