Second attempt at triathlon!

Karen Barlow
Capernwray Mid-week Triathlon August 2017

This was my 2nd attempt at a triathlon, the first one being 10 days beforehand and I think I am getting the bug! Entered this because it was pretty local to home and someone had told me good things about Capernwray and the water there. A great experience all round. It was easy to enter and the team at Epic Events responded quickly to any queries (mainly nerves on my part as an inexperienced try-harder!) that I had which was great when you don’t know what you are doing. When I arrived everyone in the car park was really friendly too and that helps! The event itself – registration was easy and the briefing fine. The swim is my weakest element by far so am very nervous but the water was so lovely here – crystal clear and that really helped me on the way round. A good bike course and nice as it did not involve doing laps of the same thing which I don’t really like – some good hills on it too. And the run was nice because it was mainly off-road albeit a little tight at places on the canal path when all the faster competitors coming back towards you but everyone is courteous and we all moved to the side so it wasn’t a problem. Really enjoyed it and a great deal more than the first one…so I am sure I will be back for more! Thanks to the organisers, stewards and competitors for making it a great experience.

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