I think anyone who takes part in a race has at least a few drops of competitiveness in them. They may not be eyeing up first place but there's always a way to win – beat the silly costumed person in front, better that long standing PB or perhaps battle against a friend to the finish line. A little friendly competition can do wonders for motivation!
Proving the theory this summer are Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton and Sporty Spice Melanie C, who will be taking each other on at the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon. But they're after a little help. Each will be captaining a relay team in the super-sprint distance on Sunday 13th July and two of you can win a place!
Choose to swim or cycle for Team Victoria (that's right, you'll be taking over the bike from a World champion). Or become Team Melanie's cyclist or runner for the race that consists of a 400m swim, 21.1km bike and 5km run. Both captains are no stranger to dealing with nerves and delivering a World class performance, so I'm sure they'll each be giving their dream team plenty of tips.
This Women Only event, hosted by Human Race, is perfect for any novice dipping their toes into triathlon for the first time. So if you're not lucky enough to win a spot on one of these special teams, you can still enter the relay with friends or complete each discipline by yourself and enjoy the brilliantly supportive atmosphere. For more experienced triathletes, there are different distances as well as a faster group for the very competitive.
Supporting this celebration of women and sport are Shock Absorber, who will be there on the day cheering you on. They are also offering 5 runners-up one of their sports bras – a great consolation prize. Good luck!
Enter the competition here.