Bognor Regis Sea Swim Triathlon – 11 September 2016

2016 has been a quiet year in terms of races – especially multisport ones.  I did a duathlon earlier in the year and now it was time for a triathlon – this was my only triathlon planned for the year and I found one based less than half a mile from our front door.  Absolutely perfect.

The Bognor Regis Sea Swim Triathlon consists of a 750m sea swim, a bike ride of just 12 miles and a 5k run.  My kind of distance at the moment!

I did a little (not much, but a little) bit of bike training before and had been swimming a couple of times in the past few months.  Swimming has been pretty much non-existent this year.  Just how I like it!

The weather on the day was absolutely perfect – a calm sea and clear blue skies.  Perfect.

I struggled through the swim in 18 and a half minutes, put in a good ride on the bike (averaged 23mph) and then a 5k of just over 19 minutes 30.  This put me 4th overall and first in my age group.  Lovely.  Better still I won an entry for next years race.  Result.


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