My Checklist

Race Day Triathlon Packing Checklist

While I personally believe checklists are like nutrition a very personal choice, there are obviously many common elements that ought to appear on any triathletes list i.e. the bike! Typically I find the checklists made available in various magazines and the like to be perhaps overly simplistic, and your own personal list is likely to mature in time.

With this is mind while preparing for my first tri of the season I thought I would share my own. Hopefully it will prove useful and provide the foundation for your own list. I keep a laminated hard copy in my transition bag for easy reference. Typically I would expect to make tweaks while packing depending on the distance of the event. There is a big difference preparing for a Super-Sprint distance versus say an Ironman event.

TRIATHLON CHECKLIST

BEFORE
Beetroot Juice
Malt Loaf + Peanut Butter
Chocolate Muffin/Banana Muffin
Porridge Oats Pot meal (breakfast)
Directions
Registration Form
Parking Money (£10 + £2 x2)
Track pump
Race belt
Trisuit
Chain lube
spare goggles
socket set
safety pins
insulation tape
GPS watch/Heart rate monitor + strap (?)
BTF card
toilet paper
rubbish bag
transition bag
H20
Camera (supporter)
Course Map (?)
spare CR2032 batteries (HRM & Bike Computer)
gels
energy bars (flapjacks 😀 )
rubber bands
towel
race numbers
talcum powder

TRANSITION
water bottle
towel
sunscreen
cloth for cleaning shades post bike ?

SWIM
Body Glide/TriGlide
Wetsuit
Goggles x2
Anti mist Spray/Drops
Swim Cap x2

BIKE (on bike)
Bike
water bottles – filled x y*
Energy bar x y (?)
Aero Helmet
Cycle Computer
Toolkit + Tyre levers
Firstaid kit
emergency air (CO2 x2) + nozzle
inner tubes x 2*
cycle shoes
socks(?)
gloves (?)
sun glasses/aero helmet visor
gels (http://www.torqfitness.co.uk/torq-fuelling-system)

RUN
Running shoes
sun hat
gels

AFTER
Club Hoody
T-shirt
Baggy shorts/Tracksuit pants
slip-slops

* ? dependant on distance/race/temperature

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