Some time ago Caro approached me about the 10-friends triathlon in Frankfurt. There is already a Facebook lipedema group for this event and we are looking for more lipedema sufferers who want to strengthen the team here.
Actually, I had buried the "project" triathlon for myself, at least as far as competitive sport was concerned, for the first time this year. After a long back and forth, however, I finally got up to it. Why? Quite simply, this is not about times or any placements, but simply about an experience as a team and to draw attention to lipedema.
Here a very big thank you to Anna. Anna takes over the organization in our lipedema group and came up with the idea to take part in the 10-friends triathlon 🙂!
10 friends triathlon
At the 10 friends triathlon you can form a team with 9 friends (10 friends + one substitute starter) and cover the smallest possible distance in the triathlon together. All in all, that's the distance from an Ironman.
You and your team will start and be on the track at the same time. Whether you contest the race alone or in a team is up to you.
The 10 Friends Triathlon takes place in three different cities:
- Dieburg 28.05.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX
- Frankfurt June 25.06.2017, XNUMX
- Darmstadt 27.08.2017
Our lipedema team will start in Frankfurt.
The following distances have to be covered:
380 m swimming: You have 20 minutes for swimming, that's 2,5 minutes per lane. Experience shows that usually 98% manage this. If someone does not manage that, the race can still be finished, there is simply no more team classification.
18 km cycling: There is no time limit here. In Frankfurt you don't ride a crosser or mountain bike. Racing bikes or triathlon bikes cannot be used as the route is mainly dirt roads.
4,2 km running: There is no time limit here either. Those who can no longer walk can also walk.
What do i need for a triathlon?
Since some of the team are taking part in a triathlon for the first time, the question arose of what you need for this.
- Swimming cap (usually provided by the organizer)
- Swimming goggles (not a must, but an advantage)
- Mountain bike / racing bike
- Shoes (for cycling & running)
- Socks (otherwise there will be blisters)
- Bicycle glasses (not a must)
- Helmet (absolutely mandatory!)
- Pants & Shirt (for cycling & running)
- ... and of course a good mood!
The castle: http://www.10-freunde.de/dieburg/
Anyone between the ages of 16 and 99 can take part in the triathlon. So, if you would like to take part, register here. The cost per person is € 39,00 -https://www.triathlonanmeldung.de/frankfurt/index.php?id=26
I'm really looking forward to June 25.06.2017th, XNUMX. Caroline and I will of course report from the event here afterwards and who knows, maybe we will meet one or the other reader of Lipodemmode.de on site. We would be glad!
It's a shame it's gone so far. Otherwise I would like to join.