☑ Transition bag
A bag for carrying all the necessary stuff to check-in
☑ Race equipment
The race items got from the organizers (swim cap, race number, chip, sticker, tattoo)
☑ Sunscreen lotion
☑ Talcum powder
☑ Anti friction lotion
For wetsuit and more
☑ Race/nutrition belt
☑ Insulating tape
Used for sticking gels, tire and other stuff to bike frame
☑ Race nutrition (before/during/after)
Regardless of what you find at the fuel/finish points, it’s always good to have something with you, especially what you know you’ve used before and suits you (gels, jellies, bars, isotonic, etc.). Plus a protein bar can do wonders 🙂
Before the race
☑ Change of clothes
Depending on the schedule, you may have to wait a bit, so it’s a good idea to have a set of clothes with you before the race. If you have companions with you, it’s good that you have someone to drop them off before the start.
☑ Trisuit / Wetsuit
Check the regulations to see if the wetsuit is mandatory or not.
☑ Swim goggles ( x 2 )
It is ideal to have two pairs in case you have problems with one of them.
☑ Swim cap
Usually it is provided by the race organizers
☑ Ear plugs/nose clips
Check if they are functional and comply with the regulation.
☑ Bike shoes
☑ Bike bottles ( x2 )
Check if you have water with you
☑ Sun-glasses for bike
☑ Bike computer
☑ Bike pump/repair kit
Before the race
☑ Tire/CO2 cartridge/puncture repair kit/bike tools
During the race
☑ Spare wheel
If you have a support team:-)
☑ Running shoes
Ideally with elastic laces
☑ Cap or visor
Good for sun and rain
If different than the bike glasses
☑ Changing clothes
Regardless of the weather, recovery starts better in new clothes – 🙂
☑ Comfortable shoes
After a race you deserve something comfortable and soft 😀
☑ Compression equipment
If you’re a fan, it’s good to take them with you. There are many studies and people praising them for helping with recovery.
☑ Small first aid kit
You never know if you don’t need a band-aid, maybe Imodium, Nurofen, some anti-inflammatory creams.