It's the last weekend of summer. Well it must be according to the weather forecast, as surely it can't go on any longer.
With air temperatures dropping in the evenings now if it gets above 16degC then it's officially "warm and pleasant" to be doing sport. Saturday and Sunday therefore are perfect conditions for a nice triathlon or half marathon.. I'm hoping that my achillies sorts itself out soon as I'm itching to run at the moment and swimming isn't the same.
The past week and weekend ahead has been a busy one, with me covering a third wedding in as many weeks (and last one for the year!) and the fun that is Sevenoaks Triathlon safely onto the gallery, as well as the Ditchling v Sussex Sharks Cricket (their last victory of the year - don't mention Nottingham and relegation) safely in the bag (and now online - click the link below), it's a weekend of triathlon and half marathon.
If you are still wondering what to do ? with the last gasps of beautiful weather the only local option really is the Firle Half Marathon, or 10k - up onto the downs and around and back down. Fantastic views from the top and a lovely estate to start and finish in. Click on the link below for that one - Raw Energy Pursuits do a lovely event.
otherwise http://www.sussexraces.co.uk/ has for Sunday a Bexhill 10k on offer or the St Peters and St James Hospice charity race listed as something to do in Sussex...
Both the triathlons on saturday and sunday are fully booked out, the XTF is touted as the largest off road triathlon of the year in the UK with over 800 entrants this year, and the new Hever Castle triathlon has over 1000 entries on Sunday - the first time a triathlon has been held in the lake and grounds around Hever and the Kent roads. The Princes trust is the headline benficiary from this event so hopefully they will be able to expand the series around other castles and counties of the UK.
Archiving frenzy: I will also point out to those long term subscribers - we are going to have a large cull of events to make space for this weekend on the gallery, so if you can see any events from May or June still showing on the gallery (and there are a few) don't get caught out - as tomorrow is likely to be the last day to view and order. Archive reloads take more time and therefore more money than original gallery loads so save yourself some money and time and please order them whilst they are still available...
Here are some quick links for recent and the next future events :
|Hever Castle Triathlon 2009 - Sunday fully booked |
|Firle Half Marathon and 10k 2009 - Sunday - places still available - click here for details |
|FGS X Terrain Festival 2009 - Saturday fully booked |
Races and events you might have competed in recently and be interested in having a look at, and perhaps ordering your copies :
|Sevenoaks Autumn Tri 2009|
|Victory 5 mile 2009|
|Ditchling v Sussex Cricket 2009 |
So whatever you do this weekend, here's hoping you get out and about and to enjoy the weather as much as the people we're going to be watching - and hopefully - one of them will be you !
See you out there soon,