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The team at Solo Sports Brands Ltd has 29 years of experience in brand management and distribution dealing with a number of high profile retailers covering brands that have included Comfyballs, Mission, Lowe Alpine, Nordica, Marker, Toko, Prince,
Arena, Kombi and Rella.
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Solosports, the UK & Ireland distributors of arena swimwear & equipment, are delighted to announce the signing of Conor Ferguson on a personal kit contract.
18yr old Conor is the current World Junior Championships silver medalists in the 100m backstroke and produced some tremendous swims at the Commonwealth Games in Australia this April where he represented Northern Ireland.
arena UK ambassador, Allan Thornton, commented, "we are very excited to be able to support Conor, who is one of the brightest stars of world junior swimming and a great prospect for Irish Swimming".
More info coming soon!
While the Slateman Triathlon is still a relatively early season event I had done some good, specific preparation for it and in the days before the race, I was raring to go! The invaluable, helpful team around me had all assisted in the preparation leading to me feeling very ready to go. Obviously, firstly my coach Rodge with specific training sessions to prepare for the course and planning a group recce for the event a few weeks ago. In addition I'd borrowed a disc wheel from a friend (cheers Ben!), the legend that is Pete Jepson had fettled my bike to be in top condition, I'd got my Arena wetsuit, goggles and new Fast Tri Bag thanks to Solo Sports, I'd had a massage with the one and only Jane in Longridge earlier in the week and I travelled down to North Wales on the Saturday with my Mum to stay with family who live about 30 minutes away from Llanberis. Everything had been put in to place to give my best performance and hopefully be right up there fighting for the wi
It's that time of year again when event organisers deem the British open water venues to be warm enough to host races - it's unlikely to be warm though! If you're taking on your first open water triathlon, what can you do to prepare?
The first thing you'll need is a swimming specific wetsuit, rather than a 'shorty' or sailing type wetsuit. Thanks to support from Solo Sports, I use the fantastic Arena Carbon Tri Wetsuit which offers buoyancy, great flexibility around the shoulders and a reverse rear zip for a quick transition. The most important thing is to get a wetsuit that fits you - too big, small or tight and you will have reduced movement for swimming and may feel constricted and struggle to breathe normally. On the other hand, with a wetsuit that's too big, you'll have water flushing through with every stroke which can be cold and unpleasant, not to mention create extra drag. It's worth trying on a s