On the 220 forum last week…

It’s time for our weekly round-up of the 220 forum! You can tell race season is fast approaching from the queries being posted… Can you help a reader in need? Just follow the links below.


“Hi all, I’m new to the forum but not to triathlon! I know from training and from races I need to strengthen my legs, especially my hamstrings. Does anyone have any tips? I really struggle with them and I am willing to put the effort in to build them up!” GavTriHarder

“As a follow-up to my original query I’m still flip-flopping over whether to try out a scout ride for Arundel or not, however I have found an out-and-back route which offers the same amount of climbing and descending albeit over a considerably longer route (20 miles versus 12). Would this be a suitable training ride to acclimatise one’s legs to the demands of the course or would it be better to find an alternative that is shorter and pound out three, four or five laps of the same gradients? The beauty and curse of Arundel is that the climb, at two-and-a-half miles with negligible respite, is unique so simulating that isn’t going to be possible in the local area. At least as far as I can work out anyway.” StooDogg