Packing for the World Triathlon Championships!

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Apart from bringing your Triathlon ‘A’ Game, there are a lot of little things to remember and think about before zipping up that suitcase and making your way towards London in September for the ITU World Triathlon Championships! With only 9 days to go until the whole thing kicks off with the World Aquathlon Championship on Wednesday 10th, now is the time to get that list together and start ticking things off as you fill your bag. I have my list outlined below and these are what I am bringing for the Sprint race, which takes place Friday 13th September…. Uh oh, I just realised my race is falling on the unluckiest day of the year!!!!

*Plane Boarding Pass
*Hotel Booking
*Airport-London City Train Booking
*Triathlon Ireland Card
*Directions to race/Race area layout
*Mobile Contact Details & Collection Point for ShipMyTriBike

*GPS Sports Watch (Garmin) & Charger
*Heart Rate Monitor
*Training Socks
*Running T-shirt
*Cycling Jersey
*Bike Repair Kit / Allen Keys / Tools
*Official Triathlon Ireland Team Clothing
*Light Waterproof Jacket (weather dependent!)
*2x Energy Gels & 2x Energy Drink Sachets
*Suncream & Aftersun (weather dependent!)
*Music Player/iPod Shuffle & Headphones
*Band Aids / Vaseline

*Transition/Sports Bag
*Timing Chip (collect at regsitration in London)
*Flip Flops
*Goggles x2 (bring spare & try have tinted & clear options)
*Swim Hat x2 (bring spare to wear as 2nd hat for warmth)
*Body Glide or Spray for Wetsuit Removal
*Wetsuit Repair Gel
*Nutrition Pre Race Start = 1x Energy Gel & 1x Energy Drink Sachet
*Roll of Toilet Paper

*Bike & Race Wheels
*Track Pump (will be readily available at event)
*Tri Shoes
*Socks (if wearing them)
*Aero/Road Helmet
*Bike Bottle = Aero bottle with straw or standard bottle
*Talcom Powder
*Race Belt
*Race Number (collect at registration in London)
*Nutrition for Bike Leg = 1x Energy Gel & 1x Energy Drink Sachet
*Elastic Bands/Duct Tape (attach gel to tri-bar & hold tri-shoes)
*Small Transition Towel

*Runners with Lock Laces
*Run Visor

*Post Race Towel & Warm Clothing
*Casual Clothing for the week and night out!
*Comfortable walking shoes/runners
*Phone & Charger
*Camera & Charger
*Some Handy Sterling ££££

And most importantly, don’t forget to bring your own Irish flag and have it planted with someone close to the finish line so you can grab it on the final run in and get your very own iconic image of crossing the line holding your country’s colours proudly aloft!

Watch the video below and let the excitement start to build 🙂 Wooooop, Go Team Ireland!!!

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View a full breakdown of the racing schedule for that week by clicking here