Stradbrook sprint triathlon 20th may

This was advertised as a great tri for first timers ! And it certainly was ! The organisers put on training in the months before on all aspects of the 3 disciplines and both transitions.
Sunday morning was an early start from Norwich and a little chilly. Registration was straight forward and the race briefing was light humoured ensuring everybody was aware that the local council had laid on extra pot holes on this years cycle route.
Start time of the swim was 8;30am women first followed by the men at 30 second intervals. The bike ride was 17k though local countryside, a little undulating but very pretty scenery. The run was a 2 mile was around a field, a bit rutted under foot because of the dry weather.
Crowds were small as this was a local and fairly small event with 119 finishers. The marshals were friendly and helpful, there were changing facilities available and as entrants were small, readily available. In an effort to be greener, at the finish was my own bottle of water and a medal.
This event was just as advertised small, friendly and great for the first time triathlon. I would definitely recommend it and will be entering next year.

Debbie hall







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