Thanks, yes I am by Portsmouth, I did the May Day Winchester Novice, the swim was OK, the cycle was not so good, but some of that I am putting down to using my old mountain bike and the run went really well. I am not sure on Open water swim as never tried it.
Well I successful complete my first novice Tri and really enjoyed it. I have discovered my swimming when under pressure is dreadful, my old mountain bike is not great, but my running was good. So I am now looking for another Tri to have a go at, but I am finding it very difficult to find a suitable one. Can anyone recommend anything , I am on the south coast. All three distances need to be shortish and I am very slow.