- 1 Do I need a triathlon race belt?
- 2 What is a triathlon belt?
- 3 What is a race number belt?
- 4 Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
- 5 Can you rest during a triathlon swim?
- 6 Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
- 7 Do you have to swim freestyle in a triathlon?
- 8 Do you have to wear a swim cap in a triathlon?
- 9 Where do triathlon numbers go?
Do I need a triathlon race belt?
During the race you will normally need to wear a race number so a number belt can be really useful as you will need to change the position of the race number during each stage. Usually on your back for the bike stage and on the front for the run stage.
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.
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.
Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
While you won’t need socks for swimming, you’ll likely want to keep your feet dry and comfortable through the cycling and running legs of your triathlon. In fact, even the professionals had to work their way up to wearing no socks for their races.
Can you rest during a triathlon swim?
Yes, you are allowed to rest during the swimming segment of a triathlon. Any participant is allowed to rest anytime during a triathlon, or any event for that matter. Resting is vital to a participants health and safety when needed so it is important to stop and rest if need be.
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 have to wear a swim cap in a triathlon?
If a swim cap is provided by the race organizer, which is the case in most triathlons, it is mandatory to wear it. Altering it in any way may result in a penalty up to disqualification. If triathletes want to wear a second swim cap, it should be worn under the official one.
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.