Earlier this month, I visited the Triathlon Show (formally the TCR Show), held at Sandown Park, near London. I was in Leicester for the following week at NSConference, so I flew down a day earlier to attend.
I’ve been to the show a number of times in the past, but I found this year’s show a bit disappointing. The first thing I noticed was the large number of wetsuit companies exhibiting. Huub had a big stand, just at the entrance, highlighting their recent link up with the Brownlee brothers. All the other big players, such as 2XU and Speedo (on the Wiggle stand) were all there. There were also quite a number of nutrition companies represented, including SIS, High5 and CliffBar. It was the ideal opportunity to try the different products for taste – after all, you’re not going use your sport nutrition if you don’t like the taste.
Missing this year seemed to be a number of shops who, in the past, have had stands selling general stuff. This was one of the main reasons I attended.
I also discovered that ownership of the show has moved to the company behind 220 Triathlon magazine, so the show may get a new lease of life next year.