The course is relatively straight forward and reasonably flat although the road surface for part of the bike were really poor last time I rode it and there was a load of cow shite on the road where the farmer had crossed the herd over the road, possibly deliberate as he knew the road was being used.
The only potential confusing thing is the split transition. The start is at the pool and is 500 yards from the finish area and run start, you have to leave your run shoes in a transition area at the park, but take your bike and swim stuff to the pool and collect your goggles towel etc after the race from a collection tent.
Overall its a well organised event with a friendly atmosphere.
General advice is take it easy relax and have fun.
The transitions are not too confusing really
So far as I can recall the Bike time starts from the second you get out of the pool so includes your time getting dry!
the run time I think includes the time from the second you return back into transition with the bike.
The Run is on grass BUT if your off at an early start time then the grass can be quite wet and slippy in places there are some tight turns round a tree at the end of the park
Run out the back gate of the pool, down the side of the pool and into T1
For this tri you get a numbered back to put your swim kit into, and that gets taken back up to T2 whilst you are cycling / running
Use a box in T2 if you need one, But you provide it. For a sprint like this all you need in T2 are your running shoes, so no need
Think in a moment of madness I entered this one, will be a bit of endurance traing as I am doing a aquathon of Friday night, and a 1500m open water swim on the Saturday, so by the time I get to this I will be shattered
This was my 1st Tri a while back , And I did it breast stroke and didn't complete the bike cos I bust a wheel....
It's a nice fun event, even my wife and kids have done it since
Big Al 123 wrote (see)
I hope I don't bust a wheel that really doesn't sound like fun mind you, might be a good excuse for a new bike,
It was !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I considered doing breaststroke but I want to have a go at all distances, maybe even an ironman eventually?! so I thought I'd better start as I mean to go on and learn how to swim front crawl again. It sounds like a good day and I'm sure the tri bug will bite as I really enjoy cycling and running and now that my swimming is getting better it's shaping up to being a really enjoyable sport for me. I hope I don't bust a wheel that really doesn't sound like fun mind you, might be a good excuse for a new bike, I'll just see how that sits with the missus so are there any other similar tri's in the north west that you'd recommend?
I was going to but I was blowing it out of my backside up the hill around mile 3
Still, managed to get a PB in my hometown for the second year running 1:43. I reckon there's still a few minutes to shave off that though and it's set me up nicely for a summer of training before the full mara in October
How did you get on?
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