Running just isn’t enough for you. You guys want to add swimming and cycling into the mix because that’s the way you roll. Why simply run, when you can dive in at the deep end. If you’re all about the transitions, then pay attention.
1. ASICS Gel-Hyper Tri 3
Cor, you’ve got to love that colourway. And look at the price! If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of tri kicks, then this is a great place to start. Super light, and optimised for short distance tris, the real bonus here are the quick-locking elastic laces, which will cut that transition team by crucial seconds. The seamless lining means you can wear these comfortably without socks, and they have good drainage too. Get ’em in and eye up that PB.
2. Triathlon Etched Glass Tumbler
Now this is the perfect gift for the triathlete: a beautiful (and reassuringly heavy) glass tumbler featuring a runner, cyclist and swimmer etched around the sides. It’s the ideal glass for a celebratory snifter once you cross the finish line. The glass is presented in a satin-lined box and will look magnificent next to your medal collection!
3. RECOVAPRO Black
This is massage, but not as you know it. The RecovaPro is a brilliant – and super quiet – massage gun that comes with four interchangeable heads for different massage experiences. With five speed settings and smart-touch technology, this is a truly special piece of kit, ideal for kneading tired muscles and helping prevent injury.
4. ZONE3 Race Belt
This is a race day essential – when you’re embarking on your first tri, you really don’t want to be bothering with safety pins! With toggles instead of poppers, this belt can be worn under your wetsuit without losing your number. Plus it’s got three loops for energy gels which is more than enough for sprint distances. Of course, if you find this in your stocking, you’re duty bound to sign up for a race…
5. FITBIT Charge 3
Water resistant to 50M, accurate lap counts for your swim training, a heart rate monitor, lots of feedback, and a huge backlit screen – this little beauty has more than enough functionality for the budding tri star. And while it doesn’t have GPS, it does link to your phone for this to give you the same information. And – and this is the deal-breaker – just look at it! It’s spellbindingly beautiful. Resist this at your peril.
6. TRI SUIT 2XU Women’s Active Trisuit
The clever bit here is the SBR Skin Lite material, which is both light enough for running in the height of summer, as well as super stretchy to enable full freedom of movement. You also get support round your nethers in the saddle and rear pockets for your gels.
Prices are RRP and correct at time of print for Women’s Running Issue 120 December 2019. This article contains an affiliate link.