Frequently Asked Questions:

Swim – Swimming suit/shorts, wetsuit and goggles. (Wetsuits can be hired)

Bike – Any type of bike as long as it’s roadworthy (You can borrow one if you don’t want to buy one)

A helmet

Shorts, top and trainers

Run – Shorts, top and trainers

No you don’t, it is not essential to have proper cycle shoes with special pedals.

if you are not used to them they can seem tricky at first. Our advice is, don’t worry, there are a lot  of people taking part in our events who just have standard pedals on their bike.

No you don’t. A tri-suit can be worn for the whole triathlon i.e. you can swim, bike and run in one, however, most first timers opt for utilising what they already have so complete the swim in a costume/trunks under your wetsuit and then change into shorts & T-shirt or similar for the bike and run sections. Whatever you choose to wear for the bike/run will be left with your bike & helmet at bike transition.

The distances vary depending on which event/venue you choose.

Swim         Bike           Run

Try-a-Tri.           250m        6km          3km
Sprint.               750m        20km        5km
Olympic            1500m         40km       10km

Ideally you want to eat less of the bad stuff and more of the good stuff.
Less Sugar and more proteins and healthy carbs and up to 2 litres of water a day.

ALL of your training sessions AND training events are included in your NTC full membership fee.

A wetsuit can be borrowed, bought pre-owned or bought new from £50+

You can borrow a bike or buy pre-owned.

Clothing – most first timers utilise what they already have (Tops, shorts, trainers etc)

Races start from around £20 upwards.

Included in your full membership fee;
You will get coached training sessions for all 3 disciplines each week to suit your ability. 7 different sessions on each week at various times.
You will have numerous training events to avail of to be able to gauge your progress.
Exclusive NTC members discount at numerous bike shops within the Newry area.
You will have training and race insurance through your Triathlon Ireland membership.
Race day tips, advice and guidance.
Bike mechanics available on race day to check your bike,
Amazing support during all training and on race day as well as post race celebrations!

This is an excellent opportunity to practice setting up your transition area (where your bike and shoes will be located) and taking part in a shorter swim, cycle and run in preparation for your next race at the sell out Crooked Lake Triathlon; where you are guaranteed your entry as a C2C participant.

There will be NTC coaches and members on site to assist you with any questions or queries and to settle any last minute nerves. WE ALL GET THEM!