Whether you are aiming to complete your first triathlon at the BIG T Trowbridge Triathlon, or you are more competitive, this Training Day - run by Hot Chilli Tri Club's very experienced Head Coach, Richard Smith - will help you progress to assured success in achieving your goals.

The day is designed to equip the complete novice/newbie triathlete with all the basic skills and knowledge to take on their first event, as well as those with a little more experience to have a great race; the day will cater for a range of age group abilities.

You will be taken step-by-step through:

  • Race day preparation
  • What to expect at the BIG T event
  • Take a sneaky peek at the swim, bike and run courses; and
  • Get the chance to practice all the skills for your swim, bike, run and transitions

Richard has over 25yrs experience racing and coaching in triathlon.  He will guide and fast-track you beyond all of the rookie mistakes, enabling you to achieve your goals.


Triathlon Training Day – Sunday TBN (probably in Mar 18)

How to prepare for the BIG T Triathlon Swim / Bike / Run

08.20 Meet at Clarendon Pool – Welcome, Intro & Sign in

08.30 SWIM – Coached session focused on preparation & racing a pool based triathlon swim inc. how to warm up, race starts, pacing your swim, swim exits to transition 1.

09.50 BIKE – Coach led recce ride of the BIG T Bike Course inc. key information on using your gears to ride effectively, how to approach each section of the bike course, pacing your ride,

11.00 Triathlon Training, Nutrition, Race Kit Q&A session

12.00 TRANSITIONS – Coaching session covering all aspects of T1 / T2 transitions, from setting up your transition area and the rules of transition to running with your bike and mounting and dismounting your bike safely.

13.00 RUN – Coached session on how you approach the final discipline of your triathlon, getting into your run from T1 and pacing