ProVision’s annual Flying Start triathlon is back for its seventh outing, do you have what it takes?

The Flying Start first started in 2010 with just 27 participants; last year over 350 people took part. The annual swimming, cycling and running event – organised by ProVision Sports Events – has become a cornerstone of the Kuwaiti fitness community and continues to inspire athletes of all abilities throughout the year to keep fit, set goals and work for them.

This year’s Flying Start event will take place on October 28 at Marina Crescent. The race is open for all levels and is divided into the two divisions of Sprint and Olympic. Participants may choose to compete in either the Individual Category or Team Relay Category.

Here’s everything you need to know before you take your marks…

Event Schedule

  • October 26: Kit collection
  • October 27: Kit collection + Pasta Party
  • October 28: Race day

Distances

Sprint Division: 

Swim 750m

Cycle 20km

Run 5km

 

Olympic Division:

Swim 1500m

Cycle 40km

Run 10km

 

Race Essentials

  • Bike
  • Bike shorts
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Digital sports watch
  • Race belt
  • Wetsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Running shoes
  • Running hat
  • Transition towel

Before Race Day

  • Tune up your bike and replace old tyre tubes.
  • Wear in new gear and practice using everything.
  • Label all your gear with indelible marker.
  • Make a race day checklist and get all your gear ready.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.

Race Day Morning

  • Check and re-check your equipment so you have everything.
  • Eat something at least two hours before the event.
  • Get your transition spot ready.

Top Triathlon Tips

Injury Prevention:

  • Listen to your body
  • Include massage in your training
  • Use good quality equipment
  • Plan a proper warm up

Nutrition Know-How

  • Include nutrition in your training program
  • Fuel the race with carbohydrates
  • Stay hydrated throughout the race

Mind Games

  • Write down your goals and work towards them
  • Always focus on the positive
  • Don’t let nerves get to you

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