I popped to Phuket at the weekend to support the boy in his triathalon. I was told in no uncertain terms that this was not a romantic weekend but a triathalon weekend. Tough. It was a real eye opener, I learnt that there are a huge amount of people out there (over 700 took part) who love exercising really really hard, spend their weekends cycling and swimming for ages and ages, and spend a lot of money on very expensive bikes. There are some benefits, they have the best bottoms in the world. If you are thinking of joining this triathlete best bottom gang you need to get the right gear (to show off your rear! ha ha). TriSports is the place to go for all your bits. New Balance do lovely all in one thingymajigs (apparently) and online at Orca is a triathlete wet dream. Whilst I can't quite understand the need to run, swim and cycle for a few hours on a Sunday morning I can see that the right clothing can help make you feel the part and perform better - I once bought a brand new tennis skirt and definitely improved my swing.