SwimBritain Blenheim Palace Review

Today the opportunity of being a last minute stand in team-mate took me to the beautiful Blenheim Palace for a bit of open-water swimming at the British Gas ‘SwimBritain’ event. It turns out this magnificently organised event also proved the prefect event for closing of my injury hit season. ┬áThis may well be the final race report of 2014 but don’t worry, the training and gadget reviews continue as usual.

Here’s how it went….

Grendon Triathlon Race Report

Grendon Triathlon Race Report 2014

The Grendon Sprint Triathlon marked the start of both mine and Just Racing Event’s open water triathlon season. You may know from my April 2014 Race Report that I had at least started the season with the first two stints of a pool-based event.

With the knee injury recovered a little further, the idea today was to put in a decent swim and cycle and to see what could be achieved on the 5km run.

Based at Grendon lakes, the triathlon consisted of 750m in the open water, a 23k cycle and a 5k run.

The Grendon Triathlon was also playing host to the Oxford/Cambridge Varsity Triathlon, which promised to provide a pretty lively spectator event as well as some stiff competition.