It’s around about this time of year that every triathlete can begin to put all that hard winter training into effect and unleash themselves onto the race season. Unless you have the fortune to compete overseas, it’s not until March/April time that the UK race season finally kicks in.
Despite the gloomy weather over the last few months, there’s been plenty of action from club members. Be it early season duathlons or muddy runs at the local parkrun event, the racing doesn’t really stop; although the attention to nutrition and healthy living may take a bit of a slide over the darker months!
The 2018 season will be its usual mixed bag of events and distances. For some it will be their first ever triathlon and for others, their 17th year in the sport. Some go long and some even longer (we have a club member doing a triple Ironman race this May!). For some its the short and sharp races that float their boat. A few are enjoying a break from triathlons and embracing ultra marathon running, whilst others just like to join the club rides for a social scene that also keeps you fit. There’s also a small handful of members representing Great Britain at the ETU championships in Ibiza later in the year – ready to large it as the bleary eyed stagger home as the gun fires for the start of the race.
Whatever the choice and no matter what the post-race nutrition (it’s now public Nick), have a great season everyone!