Part of the get there early mantra includes ensuring everything is prepared well in advance of arriving at the start line.
What I actually take varies in contents but the below is my bucket list… (Printable version)
Aero/Frame Water Bottle
Aero/Frame Water Bottle Straw
Antibacterial hand wipes
Confirmation Letter and directions
Head Light/Flash Light
Heart Rate Monitor
Race Number Belt
Towel for Transition Area
- Have a route to the event planned using Google Maps to ensure I arrive an hour before wave/swim start.
- Check weather and race conditions at least 48 hours before and on the morning of the race. I use Accuweather which is free and the Met Office Home & Dry which is paid for.
With all of this in hand I’m set for the 2016 season, check out my race calendar here.