Monday, 17 May 2021

The wet one - Arundel Lido Tri 2021 gallery now live

Ominous skies at the Arundel Lido Tri 2021 - didn't disappoint..

The race gallery for the Arundel Lido Triathlon 2021 is all live and online here:  all done and ready by the office team by 5pm Sunday !

Remember all the photos are FREE to download (just "order" the free ones) - so make sure you use them widely and brilliantly to share your achievements and memories - and a reminder to enter next year !! 

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The Arundel Lido Triathlon is a fab event, a little different to previous years because the swim was changed to a simple up/down+change lane - but that actually makes things significantly easier to administer from the perspective of marshals and explaining to competitors what to do. Possibly keep it for next year - but make people on the standard tri get out and get back in again to do a longer distance - because everyone was doing the shorter one lap this time. Anyways it seemed to work very well - although next time I'm a race referee about the last ten Standard tri competitors all doing tumble turns would be a straight time penalty in my book... (I should never be a race referee by the way).

There was also an impressive display of racking out for the bike section - so much to keep you all socially distant from each other that the finish area was a bit shorter than usual, which meant I was sat in the rain rather than under a tree as usual - so I got very very very very wet, so wet I had a swim afterwards to dry off. Yes that's how wet it was, my chair morphed into a puddle that I was sat in.

Next weeks events are the exciting UltraX South East Challenge, and the Three Forts Challenge - both of which are fully sold out and taking place over the south downs. UltraX are using the full technology for live gallery updates on the day direct to registered competitors - which given some of them are running 100Km - gives us a bit of a time advantage !

Anyway - here's your guide to the next few months ahead, assuming that the latest variant of Covid doesn't prove various incompetence's about our government, and back them into a U-turn for a decision that is too little too late. Fortunately most of these are in the depths of the countryside - so unlikely to be impacted - here's to everyone still being sensible, and remember - you still need to ask for consent before hugging... (ie "would you like a hug?").

Date Event
Sun-25/04/2021 REP Bluebell - DONE!
Sun-16/05/2021 REP Arundel Tri - DONE!
Sat-22/05/2021 UltraX South England
Sun-23/05/2021 3Forts
Sat-05/06/2021 Mighty Hike - South Coast
Sun-13/06/2021 Mid Sussex Tri
Sat-19/06/2021 Parish Walk
Sat-19/06/2021 Mighty Hike - Lake District
Sun-20/06/2021 Hampshire Hoppit
Sat-26/06/2021 Mighty Hike - Giants Causeway
Sat-26/06/2021 REP Arun Swim
Sun-27/06/2021 Oxford 10k
Sat-03/07/2021 Mighty Hike - Yorkshire Dales
Sun-04/07/2021 Bewl 15
Sat-10/07/2021 Mighty Hike - Gower Peninsula
Sat-17/07/2021 Mighty Hike - Northumberland Coast
Sat-17/07/2021 Mighty Hike - Thames Path
Sun-18/07/2021 Harry Hawkes 10
Sat-24/07/2021 Mighty Hike - Peak District
Sun-25/07/2021 REP Dawn on the Downs
Sat-31/07/2021 Mighty Hike - Dedham Vale

And now for some photos from Arundel...

A frown is a smile upside down

This is Ed. I've known Ed for 26 years now, and he's the fittest he's ever been - go Ed !

The sun poked through the clouds, and decided to dapple off the water - blinding me. No winning.

Some lovely technique on display...

Ripping it up through the water

Everyone had a go and made a great effort at it

The surprise in the eyes !

Almost jumped in to warm up at this point. The gap in the clouds didn't last.

was a bit windy and wet on the ride

He was smiling the whole way round

Go Ed !!

Goth cycling, needs a darker helmet.

He was crying all the way round

Don't hold on too hard - keep the gel safe !

And with that, the Sun went in.

practicing his chin ups

The run was this big !

Way to go Ed !

Correct number display - Thank you !

Proper Victory Arms !!

why are people shouting at me ?

ah, yes, my number, you couldn't read it...

It has to be very very heavy rain to show up like this on a fast shutter - he seemed happy enough

Well done Amanda !

Double thumbs is a sign of a good day's racing !

For the win !!

Always nice to see your wife's namesake do well !

All over finish surprise !! No surrender !

Genuinely happy that's all done !

Yes ! Nobody died !! Medics celebrate, and rightly so !!

And yes - if you're a business owner - local or national - and want to reach that ABC1 profile, as well as all their friends - then please get in touch for a confidential initial chat - because we have some fantastic win-win-win-win (runners, sponsors, charities and the event) sponsorship opportunities for you - for what is incredibly affordable and great value for money !

so until next time - keep dry, keep running and stay covid safe !

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