A day at the Palace

~bt Anne-Marie Jesson

Ok, here is my race report!!

Blenheim palace sprint triathlon:

Lovely swim in a small lake, deep water start with no messing about, very well marked with bouys about every 30m, as well as large bouys to sight.
400m transition uphill, listening to a rousing Churchill speech, finally into the massive picturesque quadrangle.
Bike route 3 Laps, probably as hilly as Sedgwick back to kendal, I used lots of gears. Impressed with the litter zone, bales for potential crashes and support from many volunteers.
Back to the quad and out on the run, 2 Laps of a different lake, a drinks station about half way round. Erdinger alcohol free beer at the finish line was warm, but that’s my only complaint!
Crowd were fantastic, other competitors really friendly. Well organised parking, plenty of food and drink to buy, several stands with bike, swimming and running stuff.