Race Report: Arundel Castle Triathlon 26/06/2016

By Tina Miller

I am pretty sure that when the 7 members of HTC signed up for the 3rd running of Arundel Castle Standard triathlon we never dreamed we would have finished it before 8.30am!
The swim takes place in the River Arun, which is one of the fastest flowing rivers in England and is also tidal. There is a period of ‘slack tide’ when the river doesn’t flow quite as fast and on this particular day slack tide was around 5am for a period of about 40 mins. Hence the ridiculously early start. Registration opened at 4am and the first wave of swimmers were due to go off at 5:15am.
Apparently in previous years competitors walked 1.5km upstream and then swam back. But as the organisers were up against it time wise to get the swim completed before […]

By |September 19th, 2016|Race Reports|0 Comments

Haslemere ‘Bumpy’ Triathlon

Written by Dave Youngman

I don’t normally write race reports, but I raced Haslemere ‘Bumpy’ Triathlon on Sunday 5th June, which is an event run by REP (also do Steyning, Arundel etc). This was only the 2nd year it has run and thought I would put it out there as a welcoming, fun and low-key event, where ‘Bumpy’ is the key word in the title, which I will be adding to the calendar for next year.

I got there early as there were concerns with parking space in the event emails, though in the end there was plenty of space (I was parked 30m from transition and my bike). Registration was slower than the normal from REP, but a 5 minute queue was as bad as it got. You also get a t-shirt as normal for REP events.

The swim is a 400m […]

By |June 10th, 2016|Race Reports|0 Comments

Anglian Water Sprint and Standard Duathlons – Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire

By Tina Miller

To give me added motivation to train through the winter I entered Windsor Duathlon early this year and then thought I might as well do a couple more prior to that one and make Windsor the ‘A’ race as it were.

I used to live in Huntingdon so the Anglian Water Standard duathlon at Grafham Water reservoir (Nice Tri Events) seemed a good opportunity to go back to an old stomping ground, race and meet up with some friends.

The venue is ideal, right beside a huge reservoir, set in 2,400 acres of countryside with tracks and trails all around the water.  Transition was based at one end of a large car park with access to changing rooms, toilets and a cafe.

Both the runs and the bike leg are out and back courses. A quick drive of the bike course […]

By |March 26th, 2016|Race Reports|0 Comments