Crystal Palace Triathlon

Race Date: Sunday, 14/05/2017
Race Distance: Tri - Sprint

The organisers made a place available to the Windmilers for this sold out local triathlon. Having been away for the Womble I took up the offer and took the plunge into my first tri. In summary it was a brilliant event. Held at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and on closed routes around the park. On a personal level I was delighted with my swim time covering the 750m course in 17.59. Could have saved time in T1 by noticing the chain had come off my bike. Apparently this tri now sells out within an hour of entries going live, I can see why, well organised by people who know their stuff - including marshals who were shouting out coaching tips! If you are going to do this, beware - there is a wicked hill right at the start of the bike leg (which you climb 9 times) and at the start of the run leg (2 times). Finish victory lap around the track felt good though.