The Argo Re Summer Series of Super Sprints starts tomorrow, Thursday 12th May, at Clearwater Beach, St.David’s with transition in the triathlon hut car park.
Although not alot of details have been forthcoming, racing usually gets underaway at 6.30PM so try and get there a little before then to set up.
Distances are very short with the 200m swim in waist deep water for those who want to stop and rest, a three loop 8km bike and a 2km 2 loop run. However, participants can opt to do a shorter swim (or no swim), fewer loops on the bike (or no bike) and just 1km on the run (or no run) or a combination of the above !!. There are shorter distances for juniors.
The series is designed to encourage newcomers to take up triathlon but every week there is always a good combination of athletes ranging from very experienced triathletes to newcomers. Experienced triathletes are always willing to help out and explain how it all works !! You do not have to have a fancy bike.
You can sign up to an EMail list to get updates ( for example to find out whether a race is going ahead on a bad weather day). The series usually runs through to September /October with breaks for public holidays. Results are published on the BTA website at http://www.bta.bm
Please encourage newcomers to come down and tri-a-tri.