Congrats on your race! Sounds like you and your teammates had a good time and enjoyed your first triathlon
I did the olympic distance on my own (rather than as a relay) and it was a great race. I thought the course was scenic and not too hilly, and the lake was lovely to swim in. The organisation was superb and the marshalls were friendly and helpful -there was even a woman walking around with an 'Ask me questions' sign. I thought starting the half-ironman distance just ahead of the olympic distance was a nice touch, as it meant we were all on the bike and run course at the same time. As I'm normally towards the back of the pack, it was nice not to feel left behind!
I did NiceTri's olympic distance race in St Neots last year, and again I was really impressed with the whole event. I chose the race at Grafham Water this year simply because the date fitted better with the Vitruvian next month. Although a different course from last year, the races are quite comparable, and I'm pleased that I managed to improve on each part. Overall I was 33 minutes faster than last year, although I measured the bike course as being a bit short this year (36km rather than 40km).
I'm not a member of NiceTri (I'm not even local) but would definitely recommend their events, particularly for someone looking for a beginner-friendly race.
So what's next for you PerpetualC, any more races this year?
I was wondering how racers are put into each wave - is it just on predicted times?
I entered quite late, just before the public entry closed, and put a predicted time of an hour and 10 minutes. I was put into green B. My friend entered just after me with a predicted time of an hour and 20 and got put in green C.
So were the people in green A those with a predicted time of, say, an hour? And then maybe those in blue C predicted time of 58 mins, blue B 55 mins, etc?
Or is the colour determined by when you sign up, and then you're put in A, B or C depending on your predicted time?
The correct 5k splits now seem to be up, but has anyone else has 1 second added to their finishing time? I know it's nothing really to shout about, but just wondering why it's happened to mine overnight
Same here - my time was up as 1hr 0mins 29secs with a 5K time of 52mins....now my 5K time is correctly showing 30mins and my overall time is 1hr 0 mins and 30secs.