Summer comes to visit the Bristol Harbourside Triathlon 2012
by sarahleonard Jul 16th 2012
Yesterday was Bristol Harbourside Triathlon. What a great day, the weather couldn’t have been much better, not too hot, not too windy (at least until the end of the day so that those of us clearing up had a taste of parascending while trying to control the gazebo) but most importantly dry (unusual of late). Perfect conditions for a fast, flat course. Filled with competitors and spectators with views of the beautiful harbourside and Brunel's bridge; Bristol was buzzing!
Well done to all the 800+ competitors who raced the standard and sprint races and especially to anyone who raced for the first time. I’m looking forward to seeing the race results available on the tribristol site. We sponsored the race so anyone who won in their age group will receive a free premium subscription worth £20 from us as one of their prizes, we hope you enjoy it. We're also on the back of the race t-shirt which is one of the nicest looking race t-shirts I've seen (this is not just because we're on the back).
We helped out by marshalling as we do every year. I love this job, the race organisers really do work hard to make sure the race runs smoothly and that includes the yellow army of marshals. Although I’ve not been able to race for a while now due to injury and illness I did feel inspired by those competitors out on the course. I'm such a long way off being able to compete in any event, but after yesterday and with new resolve I hope that maybe I’ll be able to train/compete again sometime soon. It would be good to hear about the experiences of anyone who raced yesterday because perhaps this will be a viable target for me next year.
The only shame was that because we were so busy we couldn’t capture much of the action on camera; however I’m sure the evokepix race photos will be great. Here’s just a few that we managed to take but that unfortunately don’t do the atmosphere enough justice. If you want to see more you’ll have to enter and experience it for yourself next year!
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At school I started as a runner and after a few years out I decided to revisit it again as an adult. To my horror I'd become totally unfit so I set myself the goal of a half marathon...I got there, but I'm still chasing my sub 1hr 45 target!
Later I thought cycling looked quite fun so, I bought a bike and only then realised that I had to cycle on the road (second horror moment), seven years later and I don't recognise myself.
After a year at BADtri (just you know being sociable) I finally decided to learn to swim (front crawl). I've even been known to attend the early morning swim sessions (but only if a post swim coffee and croissant are on offer!).
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