Thanks to Sasha for this.....here are some diary dates for next year. If you're thinking about the Welsh Ironman (sounds like the start of a joke doesn't it?), you'll need to enter early and be seriously flushed; the entry fee is £335 plus 'service fee'(?)!!!
In due course, these will be added to the Google calendar and we'll pick some events to back as a club (the first on the list is a shoe-in).
Fairwater Try a tri
Early May, 400m, 20km, 5km. Indoor pool. Road bike. Road run.
Designed for first time tri’s. Fills up very quickly.
15 May 2011
800m, 28miles, 7miles. 3 start groups. Indoor pool. Hilly road bike. Mainly towpath run.
~100 competitors. Well organized. Friendly. Good for beginners.
22 May 2011
500m. 17miles, 5km. Man made lake/dock. Road bike. Flat (windy!) run.
Mid June, 750m, 20k, 5k.
Early July, 350m, 20km, 5km. 1 min start intervals. Outdoor pool (no wetsuit). Undulating road bike. Undulating road run.
180 competitors. Well organized. Very friendly. Good for beginners.
Excel triathlon, London Docklands
30&31 July 2011, Super sprint to Olympic plus distances. Dock swim. Flat bike. Flat run.
13,000 competitors. Huge event, great atmosphere, all abilities. Fills up very quickly.
Hever Castle, Kent
Late September, 400m/20km/4km & 800m/40km/8km & 1500m/40km/10km & Family Tri’s
Lake swim. Hilly bike. Undulating off road. Set in stunning castle & grounds. Well worth entering.
Wimbleball Ironman 70.3, Somerset
19 June 2011, 1.2miles, 56miles, 13.1miles. Lake swim, Hilly road, Undulating run.
1200 competitors. Race full. Spectacular event!
11 September 2011, 2.4miles, 112miles, 26.2miles. Sea swim, undulating/ hilly bike, 4x run around Tenby!
1500 competitors? Enter now! Well worth a club weekend away to watch & support the athletes.