Take the time to set up your transition area before your race, in the order you are going to be using things, you don’t get much space in transition so don’t bring any big bulky bags or boxes expecting to leave it in your area as you may be asked to remove them, only leave what you need in the race.
TRANSITION 1 – SWIM TO BIKE
Transition 1 takes you from swimming to the bike leg of the race, be sure to practise removing your wetsuit quickly after each open water swim you do, as they can sometimes prove a bit tricky to remove.
TRANSITION 2 – BIKE TO RUN
Transition 2 takes you from the bike to the final stretch of the race, the run! Be sure to do some brick sessions in training (short bike run repeats) to get used to the jelly legs feeling you often get as well as switching between the two disciplines.
TRANSITION FOR RELAY TEAMS
On race day your team will be given a timing chip when you register, a small plastic tag that attaches to a Velcro strap. The timing chip acts like a relay baton and must be transferred to the next person after each leg.
The swimmer must wear the timing chip on their ankle. When they exit the water they make their way to where the bike is racked in Transition, where they pass their timing chip onto the cyclist in the team.
The cyclist must wait at their bike, which must remain racked until they have been tagged by the swimmer and secured the chip to their ankle. Once tagged they must securely fasten their helmet and only then should they remove their bike from the rack. Their race number will be worn on their back. Upon returning to transition cyclists must first rack their bike, then remove their helmet and only then tag their teammate and hand over the chip.
Once the cyclist has returned to transition and racked their bike and removed their helmet, the runner is tagged. The runner must attach the chip to their ankle and only then begin the run section. Their race number must be worn on the front.
WANT TO ALL FINISH TOGETHER?
If you want your finish photo with your teammates, make sure you work out a rough time for your runner and arrange to catch your runner for the last 100m dash to the finish together.