London Tri is huge. 13,000 comeptitors take it on each year so there is plenty of crowd wisdom out there. This year, reigning London Triathlon and British Super Series Champion Emma Pallant and Olympian Stuart Hayes have added their advice to the mix to give people some last minute help. Good luck! Oh, and here’s out course review which also contains some handy things to know…
Emma Pallant, 2014 London Triathlon winner:
- Everything with triathlon is about rhythm and keeping focused. It’s the world’s biggest triathlon but try not to let that phase you on the day.
- Keep doing what you’ve been doing day in day out with your training but use the buzz of the event to lift you when you need it.
- Don’t change your diet at the last minute, stick to what you know and food that works for you.
- Fail to prepare…prepare to fail! The night before you should get yourself as organised as possible, check everything off your packing list and make sure you know what time you need to be there, it’s important you’re as calm as possible on race day.
Stuart Hayes, Olympian and 14-time entrant of the London Triathlon:
- Practice getting in and out of your wetsuit before race day – that’s vitally important!
- Start hydrating yourself now! It’s been quite hot recently so make sure you’re not waiting till the day to get hydrated.
- Make sure you get to the ExCeL Centre as early as you can, don’t leave it to the last minute and rush yourself – you’ll want to familiarize yourself with transition and get yourself prepared to enable you to have the best race possible.
Taking place on 8-9th August 2015 at London’s Docklands, the international event hosts 13,000 entrants making it the world’s largest triathlon. Offering a wide selection of race distances, from Super-Sprint, Sprint, Olympic and Olympic Plus, as well as the opportunity to race as part of a team-relay, the AJ Bell London Triathlon caters for all triathlon abilities.