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.


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


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
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


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.
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