Move4 get into triathlon

Move4 get into triathlon

Triathlon is a sport growing in popularity around the country, this is in no small part due to the consistent dominance and displays of sportsmanship that have been seen from the Brownlee brothers at world championships and the Olympic games in recent years.


Only a month or so ago, the Move4 team were on hand to help the sprint triathletes out at the Duston triathlon.  This time it was our therapist Lee Daggett that was taking part (and requiring the massage) when he took part in his first event at the Nuffield Royal Windsor triathlon.  On Sunday, over 2500 triathletes took part in the event, which began with a 1500m swim in the Thames, and every one of them had to deal with the extreme temperatures that we have been enjoying over the recent days.

Swimmers ready to jump in the Thames

The event was run extremely smoothly by Human Race Events, and it needed to be, given the complexity of the transition area.  With 26 waves of athletes going off every 5 minutes throughout the morning, and the athletes coming back in and out of transition when moving from one discipline to the next looked like chaos for a first timer, but the seasoned triathletes and organizers went about their business, keeping things running smoothly and on schedule.


Speaking to Lee after the event, he said ‘’The whole experience of training for and competing in a triathlon was thoroughly enjoyable.  The variety in the 3 disciplines means that you’re able to keep an element of freshness when training, when I got bored on the bike, I just jumped in the pool and visa versa.  Each discipline has dozens of facets which need to be addressed in order to optimize performance, which I think is one of the reasons why so many people are becoming hooked on the sport.  Let’s just say I don’t think this will be my last triathlon, and in fact when I got home yesterday, my son/wife had bought me a membership to the local triathlon club for Father’s Day, so I’ve no excuse now’’.


Lee finished the triathlon in a total time of 2hrs 53 minutes, a mere 56 minutes after the overall winner.  Given the fact that it was Lee’s first event, he took great pleasure in ringing the Nuffield Health Personal Best Bell, let’s hope it’s not the first and the last time!


If you’re interested in getting involved in triathlon’s there are many clubs/groups operating in and around Northamptonshire, get in touch with us here at Move4 and we can help get you in touch with the right people.


If you are a triathlete in and around Northamptonshire, we would love to hear from you here at Move4.  We have a passion for helping people achieve their goals, whether it is purely to reduce pain, improve flexibility or whether it’s more performance based, involve us and we will help you get there!


You might even be able to offer Lee some tips for his next event!!


We hope to hear from you soon!


The Move4 Team