I'm new to triathlon, but it is obvious to me that most triathlons happen on Sundays - can anyone tell me why? One suggestion is that as they tend to start early, you have Saturday to travel to the venue, but surely, you'd want a day after to travel back (I wouldn't fancy jumping straight in a car to drive home after a triathlon).
Might be the roads are quieter, i'm honestly not sure. A lot of them are quite early starts and getting to a venue late on a friday night isn't feasible for everyone. there are some races on saturdays now, or at least some of the bigger events are spread across saturdays and sundays.
personally, i don't find sunday morning races an issue with driving back - not for sprints and oly's anyway. Half distance is a bit more of a long old slog so leaving it a few hours before driving anywhere isn't a bad idea.
long/full distance... different game entirely. after IM i wanted to be carried around, let along do any driving!
bridgtown cona testa tri team - proudly finishing at the back
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Yeah, I'm sure it's down to having quieter/safer roads. It's also probably more suitable for people, i.e. less people work on Sunday than any other day so more can take part. Having the Saturday as a 'registration' day is also a major plus as it's not something you want to have to do on the morning of the race as there's usually enough other things to worry about!
Typically, it's quieter on the roads - although not everywhere, so you do find some Saturday races for that reason! That's also a reason for an early start. Also, it gives the race organisers a day to arrive and set up, which is essential. These things don't just happen, you know!
I love having triathlons on Sundays versus Saturdays. The bigger question is why do they all have to be at 7am? Couldn't we all agree on a nice early afternoonish start