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The intotri free race fixture

Just a quick report on last Sunday 16th August's FREE triathlon. Held at Elmbridge Excel centre in Waterside Drive WOT. This is a brilliant little race for the novice Triathlete. Early registration (6.15a.m) which was fine. Really easy registration format and we we're given two returnable numbers, one for the bike and a body one for the bike /run. A very good idea. Racking was clear as was the briefing. Swim in wide lanes, clear water. Very easy transition out on the bike and well marshaled by friendly people. Bike was a well laid out easy to ride 10k out & back, impossible to go wrong! Quick transition onto a river towpath run only 2.5k but if you wanted it harder, you just try to go faster! Considering it was Intotri's first attempt at running a Super, super, super short sprint it was just what the sport needs. There are so many expensive races out there to enter that if you become unwell, injured or unforseen circumstances crop up bang goes your entry fee, usually around the £30 to £40 mark with a no refunds policy. I was the oldest old codger there and came in 5th out of 29 I'll never come that high up again so might as well stop there! I would thoroughly recommend this one even for more experienced athletes. Although it's short (you can make it hurt if you want) if only for a hard training session. The post race facility of the cafe had a really nice feeling of comradery, I sat with complete strangers and chatted and I was still home by 9.15, a result! they got another one on 20th Septermber & 18th October website address here  http://intotri.com/events/