Day 1 of the XT Festival 2011 was over on Saturday, with the Triathlons, Duathlons and Swim all complete in perfect weather conditions for all terrain competition.
The free downloads from the day are available for you here:
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The Triathlon was the National Age Group off road Triathlon Championships, so with national titles up for grabs there were some hefty competitors amongst the field.
The results and race information can be found here: http://www.allabouttriathlons.co.uk/events_xtfestival.html
Richard Stannard took the gold honours in the Triathlon - a chap you can often hear commentating on the Television triathlons, and someone I first met about 7 years ago when he did an aquathlon - giving everyone else a 15 minute head start across Bewl Water. He won that too.
|Richard Stannard won the Main event|
|Competitive swim exit made for close racing|
|Tough concentration on the Bike stages|
|Some found the Lake crossing tricky|
|Racing is Tiring. Remember to rest if sleepy when riding.|
|Mass surrender before the swim start|
|Swim marshals took a corrective intervention policy|
|Richard Stannard with his O face|
|Some tough MTB riding in the woods|
|Great ride from Sally @ Sevenoaks Tri Club|
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Talking of available - I've now decided to delete pictures that people right click on. I'll give them a few days grace after they have been right clicked on just in case it was a mistake, and a warning message comes up as well. Hopefully this will discourage people - look for the files that have been archive flagged to see who's doing what, but be quick, they won't be there long !
More updates on the weekends racing to come later, including Hursley 10k, Tonbridge Half and the Big 10k.
Until next time,
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