We recently asked our Twitter followers (over on @TheTriExpo) what they would say to a woman wanting to take up triathlon. What, we wondered, is so great about the sport where women are concerned. We were absolutely inundated with responses from women triathletes – both experienced and beginner – all singing the praises of triathlon. If you’re in any doubt at all, here is a round-up of some of the best reasons why you should try a tri.
Triathlon is so accessible to any ability and any age. That’s why I ❤ it, inclusive & friendly. No question is a silly one!
I love the fact it is so inclusive, everybody no matter what their ability, ambition etc is welcomed with equal enthusiasm and encouragement
Always found triathletes friendly, quick to say well done if you pass / they pass. Tend to chat at transition set up. All in it together👍
And it can take you across the world so can experience new places
Everyone racing knows it’s tough + you feel like your ‘in this together”. The atmos is fab! And normally a good dose of camaraderie 👊😀
Oh my golly gosh. Our favourite topic. Too many to mention! Just 1? The incredible women you compete alongside – help raise each other up!
People are often impressed or say “I could never do that”. If I can they could too. Overcoming “I can’t” is a big part of it
1. We all look grim in a wet/tri suit 2. Even the professionals can get silenced by a puncture 3. What’s not to love ❤
It is really good fun and you make lots of friends and you get to go to new places and all your friends think you are awesome
It is a sport for every shape and size going. It is friendly, supportive and makes you feel amazing!!
It’s great mixing up the training-sometimes you feel like a swim, sometimes a cycle & v occasionally a run…no getting bored
Because of the challenge! It’s not an easy task to take on, it is hard work & makes it that much more of an achievement
You get to eat lots of cake and get away with it cause you’re training
Find out more about how to get into the sport and read inspiring stories from our partner British Triathlon: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/get-involved/this_girl_can/about
or come meet the British Triathlon team at the Tri Expo – EventCity Manchester 10th – 11th March 2018.