June 28, 2018
Are you looking for a new exciting triathlon challenge? Have you worked your way through the distances from Sprint Triathlon to Iron and are now wondering what to do next? Or perhaps the thought of going up a distance bores the tri suit off you? Andrea Whitcombe (Olympian and www.thetrilife.com coach) explains the Castle Series Mixed Team Relay could be the event to put the thrill back into your ‘tri’ life.
This relatively new, innovative format of racing is made up of a team comprising of 2 men and 2 women who each complete a short triathlon, 250m swim, 5k bike, 1.5k run, before tagging on to their team mate. The Mixed Team Relay is an event for all abilities, from the novice to the elite. It will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 albeit over a slightly longer distance.
If you are in any doubt about entering this fun event, the reasons below might help change your mind:
– Short and speedy. If you have a busy lifestyle and often struggle to put in the hard graft required for longer distance triathlons, this is the perfect event. Only a few hours per week should get you fit enough to complete the distance in style.
– Teamwork. You can compete alongside friends, family and work colleagues as part of a team. This could be a great opportunity to get your family or friends off the side lines and on to the field of play.
– Make new friends. If you belong to a Triathlon club that is pretty large you might not have met many of its associates. This is an occasion to make new acquaintances with club members.
– Exciting and exhilarating. No one is going to be bored at this event. Spectators and fans will be on the edge of their seats watching you compete on the fast racing circuit which encourages the lead to change frequently.
– Top transitions. If you can whip off your wetsuit and get on and off your bike briskly, this is your chance to shine. A rapid transition or two will enable you to make up crucial time on your competitors over this short event.
– Pre-race preparation? If you are the type of athlete that performs well the day after a short vigorous work out, a Mixed Relay on the eve of your main event could be the perfect preparation – a time to energise and invigorate yourself for the longer competition.
Would you like Andrea to be your personal coach and help you achieve your race goals? Click here to find out more about thetrilife.com