Clinical Experts Offer Free Triathlon Tips Seminar

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Triathletes will be given expert advice on training, injury prevention and how to prepare for an event during a free seminar hosted in South West London by Pure Sports Medicine.

Triathletes will be given expert advice on training, injury prevention and how to prepare for an event during a free seminar hosted in South West London by Pure Sports Medicine.

The session will be hosted by physiotherapists with expertise in coaching and treating triathletes at Pure Sports Medicine’s Raynes Park clinic, based at David Lloyd Leisure in Bushey Road, on Wednesday May 16 at 7pm. A nutritional therapist will discuss eating for optimum performance, plus there will be expert demonstrations in bike set-up.

Whether it’s your first triathlon or you’re looking to shave time off your previous efforts, Pure Sports Medicine’s experts will guide you. To reserve a place, call 0844 247 0747.

PSM’s experts will also offer their triathlon expertise during free taster sessions at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Saturday May 6 and 26, from 3 to 5pm. The event is being organised by the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity ahead of its triathlon, Tri Together, on August 19. Further details on email tritogether(at)lcdisability(dot)org.

David Lloyd Leisure runs triathlon clubs that are free to members.

And to get you started for your first or next triathlon, here are some top tips from PSM’s specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Andrea Havill:

  • Do a ‘brick session’ – the most challenging part of your first triathlon is getting off the bike and running when your legs feel like bricks;
  • Practise getting out of the swimming pool at speed – it sounds easy, but your arms will be tired after all those laps, so haul yourself out of the pool a few times after each swim;
  • Buy elastic laces for your trainers and practise pulling them on and off at speed – surprisingly hard under pressure;
  • Eat well - make sure you have nutritious snacks an hour or so before you train and eat protein to aid muscle recovery within 30 minutes of your main training session;
  • Stay hydrated - try to consume at least two litres a day in addition to other drinks you have. In the heat, consider using electrolytes in your drink while training;
  • Have a massage - give yourself a treat for all that hard work but, more importantly, this will help with muscle recovery and prevent injuries caused by tight muscles;
  • Stretch or use a foam roller – do something proactive to help prevent injury rather than waiting until you feel tight or get niggles;
  • Practise changing your bicycle inner tube – it would be seriously bad luck to get a puncture on the day, but just in case;
  • Make a training plan for your last two months – just so that you know you will complete all the sessions that you feel are needed, including your brick sessions, and stick to it.

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For further information contact:
Pure Sports Medicine: David Adams, telephone: 07917 272 003

About Pure Sports Medicine at David Lloyd Leisure Raynes Park

‘Pure Sports Medicine at David Lloyd' is a unique, sports injury practice dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. It is a new concept with a state-of-the-art purpose built medical facility constructed within David Lloyd Leisure's premium health and fitness club at Raynes Park. The facility is open to both members and non-members.

Pure's specialists have worked with national teams and sporting institutes, and have consulted to numerous Premiership Football and Rugby Clubs. Its specialists include: Sports Doctors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Sports Massage Therapists, Podiatrists, Performance Coaches, Nutritional Therapists and Orthopaedic Consultants.

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