Taunton Deane Familiarisation Day

TRIATHLON FAMILIARISATION DAY- will be held on 13th May 2018. 

This Familiarisation Day is offered for free to those who have signed up for the Taunton Deane Triathlon the following weekend. 

It is run by Somerset RC Tri club coaches and assisted by many of our members who will come along to help familiarise you with the race-day organsiation, the bike and run routes to ease those nerves as well as answer your nagging questions regards kit, pacing, how to when to and what to....

Our club members are all shapes, sizes and standards  - but have one thing in common in that we all had our first race day once up a time, and therefore we all understand what you are going through.  Moreover, we all like nothing better than talking about triathlon!

Please ask as many questions as you need if you are unsure just ambush one of the members.

There will be an introduction then you will be made up into groups as per your perceived standard, race distance and aims.  We then run a round robin followed by a familiarisation ride out over the route (With stops for questions and briefings by the guides and escorting members). Then a trot around the run course again with stops for questions etc.

The day will run (roughly) as follows:


0900     Bike Maintance   - Max Sauter

0930     INTRODUCTION to the day 

0945     Groups will be assigned according to ability and event

1000      ROUND ROBIN consisting of approximatly 20 minutes talk from the club's expert athletes and coaches on each of the following areas:     

  •  Swimming Pool and Race Day Swim Procedures  
  •  Transition "Dos and Don'ts" 
  •  Top Triathlon Tips 

1105     RIDE GROUPS DEPART,  either 23km or 13km routes, in different paced groups lead by members of Somerset RC Tri                                                                  

1200    Rides expected to return....and after a short break....RUN GROUPS DEPART for 2.5km lap

1230    All Run Groups, expected to be back 

1245    Cool down and a chance for final Q & A with club members


We'll be outside for much of the day - so please do check the weather forecast for the day, and dress appropriatley (& consider sunscreen if we're that lucky! ).

  • Bring an extra layer of warm clothing for the Intro/Round Robin. 
  • For the Rides: Bicycle, Helmet (Mandatory), Cycle Clothing, basic tools/spares ( ie pump and puncture kit) 
  • For the Run: Run Shoes and Run Clothing 
  • Drinks and snacks (will also be available to purchase in the sports centre) 

You will not be swimming as part of this intro session...but we will talk you through the pool procedures for race day. 

We very much look forward to seeing you.

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