Guildford triathlon review

Guildford triathlon review
May 31 21:00 2016

Year attended: 2016

Venue

This new triathlon – the first time in 2016 – takes place in the stunning Surrey Sports Park and its 50 metres swimming pool.

Organisation

The event was well organised, with a complimentary post-race massage and live DJ.

Race

Swim

The swim takes place in a stunning 50 metres pool. But unfortunately, the swim order was a bit chaotic, and you had to wait outside, in sub-zero temperature.

Bike

There is a ‘dead zone’ at the beginning (and the end) of the course, which is great as you have to go through traffic lights. The first (and last) few miles are not enjoyable as you go through lots of speed bumps and pot holes. But apart from that, the circuit is very enjoyable in the Surrey County side.

Run

The run goes away from the sports park into fields, with hills and uneven ground. It’s also slightly longer than the usual sprint triathlon 5 km. With a long and nice flat finish.

Value for Money

Overall a good start, but would need some organisational upgrade for next year.

Review Summary

4 out of 5
Venue
5 out of 5
Organisation
4 out of 5
Race
4 out of 5
Value for money
4 out of 5
Overall

A good debut. Needs improvement.

4.2 Good 4.2 out of 5
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