US to Wales - Triathlon in the early days
If you are interested in how Triathlon developed in the UK and especially in Wales, I have written a (so far) 6 part blog.
Being in on the 'scene' since 1983 I have witnessed an incredible surge in the interest of the sport...from the early-mid 80's where people asked 'Tri what' and comments that we were all mad as hatters!! and at time when there were no books, magazines (until the US Tri-athlete in 83/84) or facebook (or even internet) to ask the numerous questions that we see today, and hardly any clubs in UK and certainly not in Wales until I established the first one in 1985 (Triathletes Swansea) - Now we have hundreds of Tri clubs and just as many events to choose from, while the 'Ironman' series has exploded onto the Tri scene in recent years!
But what was it really like when it all began?
Check out the first blog here and be sure to scroll down to the bottom of each blog so you can move forward to the next blog posting - this is an on-going project - enjoy!