With less than five months to go until the new Para Tri Series holds its first event, we speak to ambassador and star British Paralympian David Weir about his paratri debut, and his search for teammates.
I’ve signed up for the entry-level Sprint Para Tri Relay – 150m swim, 3k cycle/push, 1k run/push – and I’m looking for two relay partners to complete my team. I’m after great team spirit, rather than top speeds. Para Tri isn’t about winning medals, it’s about getting active and enjoying yourself.
Anyone who signs up for a Para Tri race before 30 April 2015 can enter the competition. All they have to do is go on to www.paratri.com to tell me their story and why they think they should be on my team. The two chosen winners will join me on the day.
I’m taking on the groundbreaking Para Tri – join my relay team at http://t.co/HEj8ha4rwX @Para_Tri #DreamTeam pic.twitter.com/iuDoT7kSlL
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— David Weir CBE (@davidweir2012) March 11, 2015
What top tips would you give to someone doing an event like this for the first time?
Find a sport you enjoy as it’s easier to train for something you look forward to. Secondly, set achievable targets. No one likes to fail! Also, it always helps to find a friend to train with – it’s great for motivation. And lastly, always reward yourself for your training achievements, however small.
For more information on the Para Tri Series and to register, head to www.paratri.com