- 1 Do I need a triathlon belt?
- 2 What is a triathlon belt?
- 3 Where do triathlon numbers go?
- 4 What is a race number belt?
- 5 How do you attach a race bib without pins?
- 6 Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
- 7 Do you have to swim freestyle in a triathlon?
- 8 Do you change clothes during a triathlon?
- 9 What do triathletes write on skin?
- 10 Where do you put a triathlon tattoo?
- 11 What do you need for a triathlon?
Do I need a triathlon belt?
You don’t need a race number belt, but it is quicker. If you plan on putting on a shirt after the swim anyway, don’t worry about the belt, but yes you use the same bib throughout the bike and run.
What is a triathlon belt?
A triathlon belt is a race bib number holder that is worn during races in order to hold your race number. The point of wearing a triathlon belt is so that you do not have to pin your race number onto your trisuit thereby poking holes into the material and potentially ruining a piece of kit you paid a lot of money for.
Where do triathlon numbers go?
Plan to bring your run number with you as you will to insure that the person body marking you is writing the correct number. The body marking will have your assigned race number on both your upper right and upper left arms, as well as on both you right and left thigh.
What is a race number belt?
Race number belts – the name says it all, a race number belt is just an adjustable belt that displays your race number during the run. This piece of gear is pretty nice to have during a triathlon because you don’t need to worry about changing clothes or riding with your number on.
How do you attach a race bib without pins?
Race Bib Tape is a specially formulated double-sided tape that eliminates the need for safety pins. It safely secures the race bib directly to your clothing. When you are finished, simply pull on your bib and it will come clean off of your shirt without residue.
Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
If your bike breaks down, you may walk or run with your bike. You must have your helmet on with chin straps fastened before you mount your bike. If you violate this in the transition area, you will receive a time penalty. If you violate this on the race course you will be disqualified.
Do you have to swim freestyle in a triathlon?
Though not recommended, each of these strokes can be used in a triathlon. Triathlons allow swimmers to utilize any stroke and as many different strokes as preferred to propel themselves through the water. Most participants swim the front crawl (freestyle stroke) since it is the most efficient and fastest stroke.
Do you change clothes during a triathlon?
Clothing for a Triathlon You can opt to change into clothes specific to each leg of the race —or not. Some triathletes choose to do the whole race in a swimsuit for quicker transitions. Other swimmers simply pull on a pair of shorts before jumping on their bike. In general, tri clothing should fit snugly.
What do triathletes write on skin?
why sportsafe Unlike art or industrial markers which can contain toxic ingredients, Sportsafe markers are made using FDA compliant cosmetic ingredients and are waterproof. Applications include swim meets, triathlons, mud runs & obstacle races, roller derby, and much more.
Where do you put a triathlon tattoo?
If armbands are worn by the athlete, the body marking tattoo or number can be displayed above the top of the band on the upper shoulder.
What do you need for a triathlon?
The Must-Have Triathlon List:
- Wear your triathlon clothing and shoes. For many, we simply recommend wearing your tri shorts and your tri top or shirt to the race.
- Bike. This might seem obvious, but people have forgotten bikes before.
- Bike Carrier.
- Bike Shoes.
- Swim Goggles.
- Wetsuit, if needed.
- Bike helmet.