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RAVENSCAR GO TRI

Overview- see full review above

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A Chance to explore the Yorkshire Coast whilst doing a GO TRI.

 2km Run 6.5km Ride 2km Run. 

All on the beautiful coast with viewing screens and wetland habitats. 

Aimed at beginners, this first event at Ravenscar  is not to be missed.


Where, When and How much?

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Ravenscar Visitor Centre Scarborough

6th October 2018


The Route

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Aimed at beginners the route will be level on mixed terrain.  All that is required is a bike and pair of trainers.


Great way to try a multi sport without the swimming. 

Go Tri who are organising events have a six week gym plan and outdoor training plan and are also hosting novice training days to help you prepare.


https://www.gotri.org/training/go-tri-in-6-weeks---gym-based-training-plan_48

Equipment needed.

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General kit needed:

Trainers

Bike 

Leggings/shorts

T shirt

Water bottle

Towel

HARROGATE TRY A TRI

Overview

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Great beginner Triathlon with mangeable distances and routes.  

Indoor swimming pool - 180 m

Cycling- 12k circular route on open roads. Well marshalled

Run-2.5k circular route on local paths.



Where, When and How much?

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The Try and a Tri and Sprint are organised annually by Harrogate Tri Club who meet and practice at Ashville school where the event is held


The start , finish , transition area and swimming pool  are within the school grounds. The school has good facilities , showers and toilets available and outside refreshments are available.


Members of the Tri club volunteer to marshal and time event and are very helpful and encouraging.


For more information on the clib and how to enter follow the link below:-


http://harrogatetriclub.org/

Cost £24-£28

The Route

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The swim is 180m in an indoor swimming pool . Swimmers set off at timed intervals in lanes.


The cycle and run are circular routes (twice round for those doing sprint)


The cycle route is on open roads. It is well marshalled and there is only one right turn.  There is a hill which can be challenging, people do get off and walk as needed. The route as a whole is undulating with a steady incline back to the transition area and fininsh .


Run- All on paths- slight ascent as leaving transition and return

Equipment needed/Top Tips

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If time matters treat the transition area as fourth discipline. No faffing.


I have tried this Tri a couple of times now. On my first attempt I used my hybrid Kona Splice which was fine. Second attempt I had upgraded to a road bike( Liv Avail)with SPDs. Its not necessary though to splash out on specialist equipment.  People were using hybids, mountain and road bikes. Very few people were in Tri suits, with most people pulling on shorts and tops over swimming costumes after the swim with trainers.

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