In short: A great first triathlon In full: A great first triathlon, with a relatively short swim and managable cycle and run legs. Parking and registration went smoothly and the event was generally well organised by Human Race, who also organise many other events.
The location was good in that it was on private property and therefore the cycle and run were completely safe with no traffic.
My only minor complaint would be the boring 2 lap run course up the side of a relatively boring lake. This was offset somewhat by the great support, and was probably necessary anyway to keep the runners and cyclers from bumping into each other. Date of review: May 30, 2007
In short: First time Tri, great fun and one hell of an experience - will be back In full: First time out and suffered from overconfidence in the swim, very testing in the cold choppy water and in a wetsuit. Great day with a longer than expected q to register - organisers say this was v unusual and that repeat event the following day had no problems. Met some great people with plenty of advice - most of which was too late - sorry guys, and my family who braved the cold windy conditions had a great time. Scooterthon a great idea and enjoyed by all competitors. Dorney Lake remains a strange place to hold an event - relatively flat and great pb potential (have run 10k's there before) but despite the boating lake, lacking any real character with landscaping too recent to offer any real scenary etc. Looped run boring. However had a great time and enjoyed the whole experience tremendously. Will be back. Date of review: May 30, 2007