OK, it's indoors
Someone just pointed me in the direction of this one:
Leatherhead Leisure Centre Indoor Tri
A bit of a difference, they're doing it in reverse order. A bit of a quick sprint to start the tri season, but it might be OK for £15 for the Surrey Pirate massive.
A few years ago they did a "triathlon" in the gym at my local sports centre, but was run, bike, row in any order you chose. 15 mins on each bit of equipment, with 5 mins rest in between. They measured the total distance travelled to find the winner.
It was really good fun. The only problem was that (like normal triathlons) it was biased towards strong bikers as you could make a bigger difference to overall distance on that leg.
East Cornwall Xmas tri 18.12.10 10am Cawsand Beach, sea swim, 10 mile bike, 4 mile run, defrost in pub on completion be there or be a sane thing
< in a wimpish way >
For the record, a very nice way to spend a Sunday morning. 15 mins on treadmill (target distance 3k), 25 mins on exercise bike (target 10k) and 200m in the pool. Fixed transition times (generous enough to allow you to walk from the gym to the pool). Quite how the results were calculated is a little beyond me, but kudos to Cheerful Dave who took the win.
I have no idea how they calculated it either, but I'll take it. It did mean I had to run home with a box of SIS goodies under my arm, which must have looked odd as there's enough fuel for an IM there.
Quite a short but intense event really - it's hard to judge pace on the machines so it's basically flat out all the way. And for once I was allowed to just get off and leave someone else to mop up the sweat.
Nice going FF.
It was advertised as 100 max, but there were only 30 odd participants. It's the same team that organises the Marshman (among others). 8 treadmills/cycles set aside for competitors, with each batch of 8 starting in a staggered wave. The cycle is the bottleneck, had there been more competitors I guess they could have used more machines- but at the risk of hacking off the regular gym users who were still able to use the bits of kit we were not using.
I looked at it.
It is only 2-miles from home but thought £15 was a bit too steep for 45 minutes exercise.
Did they let you set the bike level as I find the bikes over award distance on the distance. They had a similar thing (row, run, bike but the comp lasted weeks) going and all the gym bunnies were looking pretty good at the top of the table. I gave away several minutes on the run and then smashed the bike time in half using level 12, a quick row to go in the lead. Once they worked out what was going on they all used level 12 and beat me into a cocked hat as should be expected - but it was funny for a time.
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