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First-timer’s Guide

FIRST TIMERS GUIDE TO TRIATHLON

 

A big welcome to all newcomers to the wonderful sport of triathlon.  We hope you enjoy your first race, and that you want to continue experiencing the satisfaction and exhilaration for many years to come.

 

It can all seem a little overwhelming to begin with, there is new kit to wear, shoes to choose, and funny things called gels to consume.  Let us help guide you so you have just what you need for a successful first race!

Training

A reasonable level of fitness will help ease your nerves going into the race.  You don’t need to train every day, a couple of times a week will do.  You’ll feel good going into the race if you have done the distance in training.  So once you have entered, look at the distances of each leg of the race and try to do some training of the same length.  It doesn’t have to be all at once!  You can swim one day, and run another.

 

If you would like some guidance, MetaSport have weekly coached sessions.  These are group sessions that are lots of fun, with an experienced coach to give you tips and feedback.  Check out our MetaSport training page http://www.metasport.com/membership-package-schedule/

 

We will also be holding clinics prior to the race. These are great to learn race day tips and tricks that will give you confidence on race day. There are numerous clinics covering swimming, cycling, running and a combination of all of these!  Find our more here www.metasprintseries.com/training-clinics

Gear Guide

So what gear do you need to compete in a triathlon?

 

  1. Tri-suit OR swimsuit (men wearing a swim suit will need a singlet or t-shirt too because you can’t cycle and run with a bare chest!)
  2. Running shoes
  3. Bike and helmet
  4. Swimming goggles
  5. Hat and sunglasses

 

Some of the gear you can borrow from a friend while you get started in the sport.  But if you would like to purchase your own then keep reading for our recommended retailers!

Where to find the best gear in town for your race!

Triathlon clothing

They stock Zoot triathlon clothing, Under Armour, North Face and Skins plus a large range of shoes and nutrition. Check them out for their running gait analysis and have fun browsing through all the racks of accessories.

With three stores around Singapore, they have a large range of 2XU triathlon clothing, Brooks shoes and all sorts of goggles, nutrition and accessories.

 

Shoes

If you’re looking for a new pair of running shoes then look no further than Queensway Shopping Centre.  There are four floors of sports retailers with all the big brands.

https://www.queenswayshoppingcentre.sg/

 

Nutrition

A New Zealand brand that uses only natural ingredients with no added colours or preservatives, and it tastes great!  Check out to see the list of stockists.

 

Leppin has a great range of nutrition products for all your athletic endeavours. Order online and it can be shipped direct to your door.

For other nutrition brands you can visit Key Power, Running Lab, or try the many bicycle stores around who all stock nutrition items.

 

Bikes

There are numerous bike stores in Singapore, here are a few of our favourites if you’re looking for a new bike, or a mechanic to polish up your old one!

With its store on Bukit Timah Road and friendly staff it’s a great place to find your first bike. They stock Felt, Stock and folding bikes.

Great for reasonably priced entry level bikes and accessories. Three stores in Singapore.

An online bike store selling road, mountain and kids bikes (perfect if you don’t feel like leaving home to buy a bike!)

Check out the European bicycle brands in stock and a great race of accessories.

If it’s a Cannondale bike you want then look no further! Lots of shiny models in their two stores to get you more than excited!

There are over 400 Trek bikes for you to choose from across their four showrooms, plus lots of accessories.

Stocking Specialized brand bikes with road, mountain and kids models, it’s a sleek bike shop that’s worth a visit!

Great bike shop in China Square Central that stocks Boardman, Cinelli, Wilier and can also custom make a bike for you if that’s your style.