Tri-Together triathlon at Crystal Palace
Monster Middle Distance at Ely
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and also if you can - Swim hats - write the number on your forehead of the swim cap - not the sides or back.
Very well done to everyone at all the races who competed in the hottest conditions all year for their racing. It certainly affected the number of people who turned up on the day to the races, with temperatures going above 30degC at Ely - there were bound to be casualties from the heat across all the races on Sunday.
First up - here's some images from Ely and the Monster Middle Distance Triathlon. Well done to everyone concerned from the Athletes, officials, CamSAR, StuWeb Timing, and the caterers - all taking the burden of the hot weather onboard.
|A nice swim in the Cam to start things off at 7am, sun breaking across the flood plains|
|Zooming round the corner, sun in the background|
|Tight conditions on the A10 as the harvest was being gathered and the tractors and balers were out in force. You wouldn't want to draught behind this one...|
|Some people made it look easy|
|That's Ely Cathedral in the distance, 4 miles away, just before the Wisbeach roundabout left turn - it's visible (but out of focus) in the background to some of the bike photos (see photo above this for an example)|
|Nothing like a nice swim to get you going in the morning|
|Sub 4 hrs for the win - a truly epic time from Joe Skipper of 3:59:41 for the middle distance and a 9 minute lead.|
No risk of Tractors on the closed loops of the Crystal Palace estate at the Tri-Together triathlon organised by the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity.
Multi-lap cycling and running kept the competition keen and tight again in Hot conditions - although refreshed by a passing thunderstorm for 20 minutes in the middle !
Well done to Caroline and the team on organising such a great event at the CP National Sports Stadium http://www.lcdisability.org/?lid=15807
|Rain at the end. Harsh|
|Sprint finish and dip for the line|
|Great Team achievements from the men|
|Relief at finishing|
|Great team Achievements from the women|
|For the finish - good racing all the way|
|A good victory wave into the line|
|Jane Egan - British Para triathlete - put in a good finish sprint|
|The peace and quiet of the bike course on the CP estate|
Meanwhile over at Shiplake they were all jumping into the Thames for a Sprint or Standard triathlon with F3 events. A Sprint or standard distance triathlon over the roads from Shipley to Henley.
|Off for a quick swim along the Thames|
|Swim exit was pretty obvious and easy to spot|
|A fast 3 laps if you're up for it on the bike|
|Slightly more sensible pace otherwise|
|It also doubled as a buoyancy aid on the swim|
|Strong finish at the end|
|Relief at making it back in one piece|
|New Prizes include trophy and a Chihuahua to go in it|
Arundel Castle 10: http://bit.ly/arundel10k-entry
Vachery Triathlon festival: http://bit.ly/vachery_triathlon_2012
Canterbury Half Marathon: http://bit.ly/Canterbury-half-marathon-entry-2012
until next time,