Newbie needs advice

Newbie needs advice

Post by John and Alison Banfiel » Sun, 08 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Hi there,

I have just started training towards my first triathlon which will be in
Winder GA on July 12.  I'm a little worried because I know very little
about triathlons apart from what I have seen on T.V. or read.

Is there anywhaere that I can get a copy of the rules of triathlons?
Any advice anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.  The plan
for the first competition is to just finish even if it is a slow time,
but you have to start somewhere.

Thanks in advance,
--
 Alison Banfield
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Newbie needs advice

Post by Thomas M. Roeh » Tue, 10 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi there,

> I have just started training towards my first triathlon which will be in
> Winder GA on July 12.  I'm a little worried because I know very little
> about triathlons apart from what I have seen on T.V. or read.

> Is there anywhaere that I can get a copy of the rules of triathlons?
> Any advice anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.  The plan
> for the first competition is to just finish even if it is a slow time,
> but you have to start somewhere.

> Thanks in advance,
> --
>  Alison Banfield
> To reply, remove NOSPAMZ from the e-mail address

Great plan to finish! Hopefully you can find some of your answers
in the RST faq at:

http://www.interactive.net/~troehr/tri-faq.html

Good luck!

Tom Roehr "The Javanator"


 
 
 

Newbie needs advice

Post by Ben Bradl » Mon, 16 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>Hi there,
>I have just started training towards my first triathlon which will be in
>Winder GA on July 12.  

   I'll probably do that one too - it will be my fourth (or maybe even
fifth if there's another sprint nearby between now and then). I did
two sprints last year, and just did the Buster Britton Memorial Tri
yesterday. I ought to write a race report...

Quote:
>I'm a little worried because I know very little
>about triathlons apart from what I have seen on T.V. or read.

   Don't go by what you see on TV. If you've followed much of the
threads here on RST, you know those aren't real triathlons anyway (why
not? see my next answer...)

Quote:
>Is there anywhaere that I can get a copy of the rules of triathlons?

   Right here. If you read rec.sport.triathlon long enough, you learn
that there are only three rules, and they all apply to the bike
portion of a tri: 1) No Drafting. 2) No Drafting. 3) No Drafting.

Quote:
>Any advice anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.  The plan
>for the first competition is to just finish even if it is a slow time,
>but you have to start somewhere.
>Thanks in advance,
>--
> Alison Banfield
>To reply, remove NOSPAMZ from the e-mail address

   what NOSPAMZ? ...
----------------------------
Ben Bradley


 
 
 

Newbie needs advice

Post by Rick Denne » Thu, 19 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Pay your $25 for an annual license with USA Triathlon, and they'll send
you a packet of information, including the official rulebook.

Quote:

> >Is there anywhaere that I can get a copy of the rules of triathlons?

>    Right here. If you read rec.sport.triathlon long enough, you learn
> that there are only three rules, and they all apply to the bike
> portion of a tri: 1) No Drafting. 2) No Drafting. 3) No Drafting.