So you want to try a tri but the
thought of a swim, bike and run is daunting? Here’s
the answer ...
Just like anything new, your first triathlon can be
a confronting experience.
Sometimes all it takes to help settle those
pre-event nerves is a friend to hold your hand, and
if one friend can make a difference, imagine how two
would make you feel.
Every IRONMAN 70.3, 5150 and sprint triathlon allows
you to enter as a team of two or three.
Being part of a team allows you to get a taste of
what the sport has to offer and means you only have
to equip yourself for one or two of the legs instead
of all three.
In 2011 the cast of Channel Ten’s Bondi Rescue introduced
themselves to the world of triathlon by competing in
a team at the IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championship
That experience saw them back up in 2012 and take on
the full distance as individuals.
“After the teams’ event, we all hung around the
finish to watch everyone cross the line and we
thought, “We want to be one of them”, said Bondi
Rescue’s Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid.
The nuts and bolts:
A team entry can consist of a team of two or three.
A team of two requires one person to do two legs, in
a team of three each person completes either the
swim, bike or run.
One timing chip is used by the team. During the race
it’s akin to a relay baton and passed from one team
member to the other at the end of each leg.
If you have two team members but need
a third, then sign up to our Team
Match register. This is a
public forum where you can find that a third person
to make your team a reality.
Conversely if you’re an individual wanting to join a
team you can also sign up to Team Match and register
On the day:
Swimmers exit the water and meet their cyclist at
their allocated numbered bike position and hand
their timing chip to the cyclist. The timing chip
acts as the relay baton, the swimmer must start with
the transponder and the runner must cross the finish
line wearing this around their ankle.
When the cyclist returns, they will rack their bike
back in its allocated numbered position and hand the
transponder to the runner.
There will be a pre-determined meeting point
allocated by the event organizers, where the team
swimmer and cyclist can meet the runner, allowing
the entire team to run down the finishing chute
Above all else, it is a fun way to enjoy the company
of your friends, your family or y our work
colleagues. And at the same time keep active and