Seaford in August
Thanks FB - hopefully see you there.
Guess I'll see what time I get up Saturday as to whether I drive to the seaside or not. Weather might influence the decision aswell!
South Coast Classic 1500 swim 40k Bike and 10k Run
This weekend took us off to the South Coast, no not Gay Pride but the South Coast Tri. Nice and early start getting on site at 8am, my wife and Son took part this week with some Marshalling, they only wanted the free sunglasses and goodie bag. No chip timing so I didn’t have to remember to put it on this week, timing was done by spotted entering in to a hand held device.
Start time was 9-30 so a quick walk down to look at the sea and noticed that the waves were so good should have been surfing. The waves were at least 4 ft high and the swim was cut down from 1500 to 750 so they said but I think it was only 500 meters.
The swim was very rough and some people got out on the first lap of 2, I saw the safety boats taking in several people and I managed to stop someone from sinking and came out of T1 with a 20m 25s. The bike was into a head wind down to the turn and wind behind on way back, with 12 laps it got quite boring but managed to get just under 1hr 20m. On to the run with 4 laps along the promenade with shooting pains in the foot and knee I put in a 1hr 06 I blame the head wind. Total times 2hr 46m.
Well organised with the exception of the stony beech, no matting to help you over the stone but plenty of help out the rough sea. I managed to get parked 10 meters from Transition. Would I do it again ? Yes going to do it next year and the family want to marshal again but I hope the sea is calm.
Well done Mark.
I arrived ultra early after emailing the organisers to find out when the latest time was for me to register and rack my big for the Sprint at 11.45 - but got no reply, so thought I'd better be safe than sorry.
Not sure if this is the done pirate thing, but a write up of my side of the day is on my blog: http://serunner.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/seaford-sprint-triathlon-2011/
Well organised, but I suspect I won't be back next year - quite a distance for me to travel and whilst the course is ideal for a newbie (and so perfect for me this weekend), it wasn't the most inspiring.
I did see another Pirate on the course for the Sprint and gave them a shout - anyone know who it was?
Well done Greg, good blog. My feet are cut up from the beach and still salt water in my bag so wont forget it too soon. Looking forward to the sea in IMW (not).
My wife has decided to do a tri next year after marshalling this one, she cant swim so will be a big task for her. Did you see that very big black girl at the end, just shows anyone can do a tri if they want to.
Yep - she was an inspiration to everyone.
Before the race my better half was getting caught up in the atmosphere and was talking about doing one. She hasn't mentioned it again since, but I might see if I can talk her into it!
Good luck at IMW!
FB where were you on the course ? my wife was just past the tower and my son on the drinks
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