Sunday, 14 August 2011


Last weekend Mr Right and I shipped the kids off to ever helpful grandparents and took a trip into London to try and catch some Triathlon action.
The Dextro Energy Triathlon was being held in Hyde park and the two day event was a test run of next year's Olympic course and more importantly was free!
The Course
Although there were Age Group, Youth & Junior, Women's Elite and Paratriathlon races we decided to attend on the Sunday to see the Elite Men's race and managed a spectacular coups by bagging a great spot just out of transition that nobody else seemed to have noticed where were could spectate with a virtually uninterrupted view.
First up was the 1,500m swim in the Serpentine
Then, after a  speedy (no wet suits to struggle with at this time of year) Transition One  
it was onto the bikes for a 7 lap (40k) ride around and out of the park, up Constitution Hill, past Buckingham Palace and back again (a truly spectacular course for competitors and spectators alike)
And finally, after Transition Two it was onto the 4 lap (10k) run round the Serpentine.  The start of the running also signaled the start of a torrential downpour so it must have been a real slog but talented Brit Alistair Brownlee couldn't be beaten, completing the course in an astounding 1hr 50m 9s
Closely followed by Russian Alexander Bryukhankov taking silver
And bronze went to Alistair's younger brother Jonathan
Mr Right and I may not have been lucky enough to have bagged any 2012 games tickets but this was almost as good and who knows, perhaps we'll pop down in a year's time to see if the Brownlee brothers can get us some Olympic medals, would be fun to see them Tri!


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