Posted: 28/08/2016 at 22:08
Just a thought, Copenhagen...
I know its not necessarily the closest of Germany races, but it is an easy couple of hours on the autobahn up to Copenhagen and if you are over that way anyway is an ideal first full distance race if you are going to whole hog and going branded for the first one.
The swim is very sheltered, its a sea swim but in a lagoon and water quality was good when we did it. It is almost guaranteed to be a wetsuit swim as well due to latitude and time of year.
The ride is flat and fast, well supported and the roads are good quality throughout less a section of cobbles that lasts about 200m or 2 life times depending on your bike skill. There is also a personal bag at the mid point which is a good part of the plan.
The run is four loops out of town and back and the crowd was 4 deep in many places with a real carnival atmosphere. It is also flat except for two bridges that add a little to the mix.
It is a split transition, but their admin was squared and they made it work. Accommodation is easy in Copenhagen and the whole race stood out as one of the best I have done.
Food for thought.