There are a few items of triathlon gear that you’ll only need on race day, but they’re well worth having to make sure your transitions and race performance go as smoothly as possible. The key item is a race belt, designed to make it easier to display your number in the appropriate place as the positioning changes between your cycle and run sections.
Triathlon transition bags are also an extremely useful piece of race day kit that will help you organise all your tri gear so everything is at your fingertips when it counts. You might also prefer to use your own timing chip strap band rather than one that’s been used many times before by other triathletes. Every athlete learns what works for them on race day, but a few handy race accessories can go a long way towards achieving optimum performance when it counts.