The idea of completing a triathlon for many people is a daunting prospect, however lack of fitness, knowledge, or an inability to swim need not stand in the way.
Galway Triathlon Club will hold an information day for people of all abilities on Saturday February 20 at 9am in the Kingfisher Club in NUIG.
The event will provide the tools and knowledge to prepare for your first triathlon regardless of fitness level. There will also be advice on selecting a suitable race.
Every year Galway Triathlon Club see members join who cannot swim, and have no running or cycling experience. Through club coaching sessions many of these members complete their first race within the season they start.
Participants on the information day can take part in a basic fitness test which will be followed up in June, and will receive a training plan for their first triathlon.
There will be a newcomers lecture covering all you need to know for your first triathlon along with information on club training, and support structures for new members.
This will be followed by a practical pool session (non-swimmers welcome ) and a basic bike and triathlon transition skills session.
Those who wish to participate in the practical sessions must bring: swimsuit, swimming hat and goggles, and clothes suitable for running.
The course will cost five euro per person.