Triathlon advice

Triathlon advice

Our triathlon advice covers all ability levels from beginners upwards. You'll find guides on the swimming, biking and running parts of a triathlon, as well as transitions. As a multi-activity sport triathlon has its own challenges, but the set structure and rules give you a perfect base for planning your training.
 

GETTING STARTED

Triathlon guideThe basics
There's a lot to take in ahead of training and taking part in your first triathlon - including what kit you need and some easy rules to follow.
Triathlon basics
 
Switching to triathlonMaking the switch
If you are coming to triathlon from a different sport, here's how to smoothly make the transition - and reduce the chance of injury.
Switching to triathlon Prevent injury
 

PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIATHLON

CyclingCycling
If it's the bike part of the triathlon you'd like to focus on then head to our cycling area - there's everything from improving your climbing to looking after your bike.
All cycling advice
 
RunningRunning
Visit our dedicated running advice section for world-class pointers on every aspect of the final leg of the triathlon.
All running advice
 
Swimming adviceMake a splash in the swim
The triathlon begins with a swim - either in a pool or open water - and these pointers will help you get off to a flying start.
Pool technique How to swim in open water
 
Improvement chartOther ways to improve
Strength training, working with a coach and better nutrition should all boost your swimming, riding and running.
Triathlon training tips
 
Flying squirrel transitionTransitions - the fourth discipline
Make a big difference by saving time when going from swim to bike and then to the run with these video tips - everything from elastic laces to the flying squirrel!
Step-by-step videos
 

OTHER TYPES OF MULTI-ACTIVITIES

DuathlonsDuathlons
If you want to cut out the swim element then this could be your perfect event - and it's often off-road. Our experts explain just what's involved.
Duathlon advice

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