Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon with Charly from Boobydoo

29 July 2016

As you all know we had our Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon with Human Race in July. We were super excited to have Boobydooer, Charly, who took on the SuperSprint entry at the event which is a 400m swim, a 20km bike ride, and a 5km run.


We were lucky enough to get the ins and outs of Charly’s training sessions in preparation for the big day. So if you didn’t get the chance to catch this on our social channels or are thinking about taking part next year, never fear, we have all of Charly’s training leading up to it and her thoughts of the day below. #CharlysDiary


Charly’s Diary


Hello! It’s Charly here and I am both excited and terrified to let you all know about my latest challenge – to take part in my first triathlon! This will be a huge mental and physical challenge for me; mentally because of my serious and very real fear of open water swimming (which Dorney Lake is), and physical because of the level of endurance and stamina I will need to complete the race.

I’m going to share with you my training (the good, bad and the mostly sweaty!) and anything I discover whilst finding my way through this triathlon event. I will be reviewing my sports bras along the way too, and making the final decision about which one to wear for the actual race. As a Boobydooer, I know I’m going to need a sports bra that is supportive and technical enough to help me through the sweating, swimming and running!

My Training Part 1: Cycling


This week, after some leisurely cycling on my shiny new hybrid road/mountain bike (which I bought on eBay for a steal, by the way), I decided that I needed to practice getting some serious speed on a bicycle, to practice the feeling of pace on a bike.

I signed up for a one-hour Spinning Class at my local gym, and so help me, I was sweating! My legs burned until I couldn’t feel my quads any more and each time the trainer bloke told me to turn up the pace to ’10’ I could have just hobbled away each time to crumble into a quiet corner of the kettle bell room next door.

I wore the Shock Absorber UK 4490 Active Multi Sport Support bra, and it really did the job! Despite the bra feeling damp on the outside, the inner layer was dry, wicking away sweat from my body. It gave me zero chafing and stayed in place – so no adjusting needed! Definitely a plus when you have to have two hands on the handlebars.

Bra image

Triathlon Suit Test


The infamous Tri Suit. First impressions: TIGHT!

With breathable fabric it will be great for those sweaty moments, and the integrated padded seat will make the bike ride a little more comfortable!

See me try the suit out in the water in our next video!


My Training Part 2: Swimming


To Nose Clip or Not to Nose Clip? That is the question all triathletes ask themselves… Isn’t it?

Swimming week for my training for the Shock Absorber UK Dorney Lake WomenOnly Triathlon – I’m testing the Ultimate Run Bra under my tri suit and giving you all my thoughts on the support and fit.


Thoughts Post-Triathlon


This is a short video summary of my thoughts post-triathlon. A huge congratulations to all the women who took part in the Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon at Dorney Lake by Human Race! It was such an amazing and friendly atmosphere and I had great fun not only taking part but also fitting some of you with new sports bras!


We would also like to take the opportunity to say a BIG thank you and a HUGE congratulation’s to everyone who took part in this year’s Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon with Human Race!  

If you’re interested in taking part and raising money for Breast Cancer Care in our 2017 WomenOnly Triathlon, make sure you check out our social channels for more information coming soon!