Just signed up for my first iron distance event, thing is, I had never even heard off IM before Monday but thought f&ck it, I'll think about th technicalities after(my general attitude to most things), I've got two legs, can ride a bike, well I was decent enough when I was in my teens and I always enjoy a swim in the pool when I am on holiday.... Long and short, I am worse than a novice and need HELP? My general fitness is average, I can run 1/2 marathon approx 2 hours, the full never appealed to me but for some reason adding a swim and a cycle beforehand has my tail wagging! What would your three top training tips be anyone? Looking at local Tri clubs, I am guessing that would be a good place to start?.... Oh and I should probably buy a bike, any good suggestions for a first purchase budget would only be about ??500!