The Triathlon Show sees record numbers of triathletes through its doors.
The hugely popular Triathlon Show (formally The TCR) celebrated its tenth year with record numbers of triathletes through the door, including triathlon stars such as Chrissie Wellington, Helen Jenkins and Rebecca Romero.
The leading multi-sport show, targeted specifically to triathletes, was ten years’ old this year and attracted amateur, professional and celebrity triathletes in their droves. There were over 150 represented brands and exhibitors with a packed schedule of things to do, try and see.
The Q&A with Chrissie Wellington went down a storm, while the Gatorade G Series Pro Theatre saw high-calibre speakers such as Nigel Mitchell, Head of Nutrition at British Cycling and Team Sky, Jack Maitland, coach to Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, endurance athlete Hywell Davies and Helen Jenkins, one of Britain’s brightest hopes for success at London 2012.
World Paratriathelete, Jane Egan also attended the show, encouraging visitors to Tri Together in an event by Leonard Cheshire Disability and the inspirational Headley Court triathletes also came to the show ahead of their Ironman UK participation this year where they’ll be competing as individuals or in relay teams and fighting against injuries suffered serving their country.
The Zoggs SwimZone, hosted by top triathlon coach, Rick Kiddle saw hundreds of triathletes gain invaluable advice on their swim technique. And the Wattbike Pedal analysis sessions saw similar numbers, providing information on how to improve their pedal stroke, save vital energy and work more efficiently. Professional Ironman, Scott Neyedli was also found modelling the latest apparel to hit triathlon at The Fit Brands Fashion Show.
Participants of the Evans RideIt events and the Saucony 10k run were not put off by the rain, with riders getting a taster of some of the Olympic Road Race route and runners enjoying the run around the historic grounds.
Surrey’s Human Performance Institute handed out vast amounts of wisdom during its two hour consultation sessions, focussing on areas such as VO2max testing, anaerobic testing, nutrition and diet and training advice.
Chrissie Wellington says: “It was great to see so many fellow triathletes, both elite and enthusiasts, at The Triathlon Show. The show had a great buzz and provided all the advice and information a triathlete could wish for. It was really enjoyable to meet so many people there.”
David Townsend, founder of The Triathlon Show says: “We are incredibly pleased with this year’s show. Our re-focus to a purely triathlon event has been proved a huge success with an increase in attendance. It goes to show the growth and vibrancy of the sport in the UK and we look forward to 2013 as we’re planning exciting new features based on feedback from this year’s event.”
The dates for 2013 are 1st – 3rd March
Address: Sandown Park Exhibition Centre, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ, www.sandown.co.uk
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