Gear to keep you as comfortable as possible on the long road to the finish line
Skin Strong Slather cream
£ 11 skinstronguk.com Slather the, er, Slather cream over areas of skin that are likely to get chafed by your wetsuit, tri-suit and shoes and you’ll create a lasting moisture barrier to reduce the friction that causes blisters and abrasions. A must for a comfortable race.
Speedo LZR Racer Comp Singlets
Top £ 37.50 Shorts £ 40 wiggle.co.uk An Ironman is a long race, and unfortunately you’ll probably need a poo at some point. With a two-piece tri suit, you can pull down the bottoms in seconds rather than spend precious minutes trying to unzip and wriggle your way out of a tight one-piece.
£9 kinesiotaping.co.uk If you’ve picked up a minor joint or muscle misalignment injury in training, kinesio tape can be used to take weight off the area and make it track properly. In theory, this means you’ll start to recover without needing to stop training.