The Triathlon Show: London returns to ExCeL London this February, from Friday 23 to Sunday 25. For 2018, the show will once again display an immense array of exclusive features, special guests and the latest technology from the biggest brands in the sport. Offering the chance to test new gear, chat with experts and meet likeminded triathletes throughout the day, the event is the perfect occasion for any enthusiast searching for something new this year. If you still require some extra convincing, here are our top-seven reasons to visit The Triathlon Show: London
1. Meet and listen to Chrissie Wellington
Four times Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington is to headline the show on February 24.Chrissie will be taking part in a Q&A at the Show, talking about her career and offering guidance for newbies or experienced athletes, to help you achieve your goals. She will also be signing copies of her new book To The Finish Line. Other top names headlining the event include Olympic open-water athletes Keri-anne Payne, Sir Chris Hoy and Mark Foster
2. Quiz the experts in the the expert stage
When it comes to triathlons, expert advice can make all the difference to your performance. In the Performance Theatre you can find out all you need to know about training, competing, nutrition, injury prevention and recovery from the expert coaches and athletes who are ready and willing to share their knowledge. Get involved in the Q and A sessions and hear from those at the top of the sport. Speakers confirmed for this year include Andy Blow of Precision Hydration, tri coach Mark Kleanthous, Paul Newsome of Swim Smooth and a man who needs little introduction 220’s very own Martyn Brunt
3. See the latest kit
So many of us order our tri kit online without seeing it in person beforehand. Triathlon Show: London gives athletes the opportunity to have a good look at the latest kit and triathlon products and ask the expert representatives from each brand any questions they may have. If you are going there looking for new kit, check out our triathlon gear buying guides first
4. Get expert hydration advice from Precision Hydration
Ever suffer from cramp? Dehydration? Struggle in the heat? Well, head to Precision Hydration’s stand (TR208) to talk to their hydration experts and get a free personalised hydration strategy for your next race.
Or, if you really want to nail your hydration plan in 2018, you can find out exactly how much sodium you lose in your sweat (which is largely genetically determined and can vary from as little as 200mg per litre of sweat to as much as 2,000mg/l!) by taking their Advanced Sweat Test at the show. PH have personalised the hydration strategies of some of the world’s top triathletes such as Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman, Olympians Michelle Dillon and Stu Hayes and Team Freespeed’s athletes. It’s just £85 (RRP £95) if you book in advance. Plus, tell them 220 sent you when booking in and they’ll give you a free 1l bottle to help you stay hydrated.
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5. Get some swim coaching
Elite coaches from Swim Smooth will be joining us at the Show, running athlete demonstrations, 1-2-1 coaching sessions and group masterclasses sessions across the three days in our purpose built ‘open-water’ pool.
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6. Try before you buy in the Wetsuit Testing Pool
Triathlon Show: London is building a pool right in the heart of the show! The best wetsuit brands are bringing their product ranges for the ultimate try-before-you-buy experience, while expert coaches and athletes from Finis and Swim Smooth will be on hand to give advice on everything from technique, kit and training. Sessions will be held throughout the weekend, so make sure you head over!
7. Visit the Event Village
Take the hassle out of choosing which events to enter for the upcoming season by visiting the Event Village. Here you can meet the representatives and organisers of every triathlon you could wish to enter, so you can plan your calendar for the year and find those events which will challenge and inspire you, whether you’re a seasoned triathlete looking for something new or a beginner looking for your first event.