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Any advice for May Super Sprint?

Hi guys,



My girlfriend has just a small idea that she may wish to try a triathlon. Her 'bogey' discipline is the run, so I'm looking for any suggestions for a short run triathlon during May. We live in London and the New Forest, so can travel to a number of locations across the South.



Any ideas?



Regards

Nick

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  • madnursemadnurse Posts: 782
    HI nick + girlfriend !!!!!!!!!



    suggest you have a look on the "triathletes homepage" .. the link will give an option to type in say your area or dates etc so you can hopefully find a race up her street so to speak ..............



    http://www.triathletes-uk.org/races.html



    go girl !!!!!!



    madnurse (phil)[:D]
  • plingbootplingboot Posts: 19
    Thames turbo (hampton) Race 2 (may 1st) - http://www.thamesturbo.co.uk/memberforum/viewtopic.php?t=1033

    Thames turbo race 3 (may 29th) - http://www.thamesturbo.co.uk/memberforum/viewtopic.php?t=1034

    Human Race Eton Super Sprint (may 13/14th) - http://www.humanrace.co.uk/



    I made my start with these events and can't recommend them highly enough.

    All well organised and beginner friendly, though you'll need a wetsuit for Eton.

    Both runs are flat - eton is 2 laps and TT is a figure of 8 around bushy park.



    Click ME and scroll down to see some panoramic images from an Eton race last year.



    Hope that helps
  • fatmattfatmatt Posts: 145
    nick,

    i recently did a very short race near the new forest, it was just a small very friendly one, i travelled down from the midlands the night before and the lady organising it even found me somewhere to stay for the night, they really were helpful. i know they are doing some more races through the year mainly short sprints and super sprints i think, try emailing [email protected]ness i think thats the address might be results triathlon. but look on the british triathlon website for more races.

    also thames turbo tri club seem very friendly and do a few fun races throughout the year.

    good luck

    matt
  • pugwashpugwash Posts: 8
    Hi Nick + Girlfriend



    I can recommend the Blenhiem triathlon it has a women only afternoon this year, that includes a sprint (750m/20K/5K) and a super sprint (400m/10k/2.5k).it's all within the grounds of Blenhiem palace no traffic and great views to take your mind off your run if it's not your best area.



    It runs on the weekend of the 20-21st of May (Women only event is Saturday Afternoon)

    for more info the website is www.thelondontriathlon.com (it's the sister event to London)







    Good luck

    Paul
  • DOtriHarderDOtriHarder Posts: 307
    Not sure whether they are any good but Concept Sport have a Dorchester and Salisbury super sprint both in May. Then Totton later in the summer. May see you there

    David
  • RobRob Posts: 209
    Nick,



    Beacon Leisure have a 750m swim(open water)/35k bike/8k run organised for the 14 May just outside Ringwood.



    Follow the link to their site: http://www.beaconleisure.co.uk/



    I've done a couple of their duathlons so far & they are very well organised & friendly.



    Rob
  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    nickjayw wrote:
    Hi guys,

    My girlfriend has just a small idea that she may wish to try a triathlon. Her 'bogey' discipline is the run, so I'm looking for any suggestions for a short run triathlon during May. We live in London and the New Forest, so can travel to a number of locations across the South.

    Any ideas?

    Regards
    Nick
    I can recommend the Eton Supersprints. Pancake flat, and bike round the lake so no traffic. Well organised events.
  • I agree with Flava - Eton SuperSprints are a great intro to the sport.
  • That's a +1 for me on the Eton Supersprint. This year's event was my first ever Triathlon and I really enjoyed it and now have the bug. It's a not-too-testing, flat and fast course and well organised. It's also a good day out for the family so bring a picnic!
  • BexHBexH Posts: 226
    As above can strongly recommend Results Triathlons based around the Dorset/Bournemouth area. They are a great intro into tri as very friendly and low key with a mix of beginners and club people but well organised and nice routes. Swims are estimated so you will be in a wave with similar speed people and don't get swum over....

    I think the first one is the Mad March which was -4 degrees I think on the bike this year ha ha. Was a bit nippy for sure... She does events most months so I'm sure something will suit. Find them on www.resultstriathlon.co.uk or speak to Michelle Noble via Facebook
  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    Does Flavadave want a prize for resurrecting a thread that is over 4 years old,
  • BexHBexH Posts: 226
    Ha ha, oh yeah! How did that happen Dave?!
  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    What...? Hey...?
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