as a precursor to the HIM Ironman 70.3 in June
Hmmm, scratching my head a little on this one.
BTF site is normally good for event listings http://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/index.php but May is still a little early season- of those listed Olys I've not done any of them.
Edited: keep an eye on the listings as it's possible that not all of the 2011 events have been fixed yet.
Xpost. Also there's the Windsor Triathlon. I also think Bala Standard Distance is in May as well.
Was sure Windsor was just showing up in May. It's not. Sorry.
Last year I did the New Forest Olympic(ish) distance as a prelude to the 70.3 at Wimbleball. Swim was cold (1st weekend in May), bike undulating, and run mostly off-road and a bit hilly. I think the 2011 race will be on the 1st May. Very well organised event. Finances permitting, I'll be there again next year.
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The May 2010 event search also showed:Merchant Taylors' Triathlon Northwood, MiddlesexIt may be run again but the officials may still be trying be to confirm use of roads etc with the local authorities.
I did the first Merchant Taylors' as my first standard tri a couple of years ago. It was a good event with a (freezing) lake swim and some testing little climbs on the bike course.
Seems to meet all your criteria so worth a look as long as it's run again next year.
Found a link for Merchant...
Sunday 22nd MAY 2011
And hope this link works but here's a list of a lot of the May standard distance events. Looks like the best ones have been covered above Linky thing
You don't need to be marathon fit, but it helps .
If you're training for VLM in April, and have kept some cycling going over the winter as well, you'll be in perfect shape for the BB in early March. It takes longer than a marathon (for most of us) but the bike leg is a lot easier on the knees.
Ali may not yet be marathon fit, but he's closer than he was before the BB this time last week .
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