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07/07/2011 at 20:40
The DuckNDash Garden City Aquathlon 2011 – 09h00, Sunday 04 September
Unusual North Herts venue combining the classic 1930’s Letchworth Garden City 50m outdoor pool with a gritty ‘cross-country’ run-course on adjacent Norton Common. Expanded format includes ‘The Duck’ (400m swim & 6k run) or ‘The Drake’ (600m swim & 6k run). A team-relay has been added plus a brood of ‘Duckling’ events for juniors and athletes between 10-18 years. Chip-timing, computerised results, race limit of 250 entries, great prizes & goody-bags, family-friendly, local retailers, free parking, changing rooms & showers, refreshments & poolside cafe-breakfasts. £13.00-15.00 BTF/Non, £10 Juniors/Relay. www.FreedomTri.co.uk see conversation
07/07/2011 at 20:38
The DuckNDash Garden City Aquathlon 2011 – 09h00, Sunday 04 September
Unusual North Herts venue combining the classic 1930’s Letchworth Garden City 50m outdoor pool with a gritty ‘cross-country’ run-course on adjacent Norton Common. Expanded format includes ‘The Duck’ (400m swim & 6k run) or ‘The Drake’ (600m swim & 6k run). A team-relay has been added plus a brood of ‘Duckling’ events for juniors and athletes between 10-18 years. Chip-timing, computerised results, race limit of 250 entries, great prizes & goody-bags, family-friendly, local retailers, free parking, changing rooms & showers, refreshments & poolside cafe-breakfasts. £13.00-15.00 BTF/Non, £10 Juniors/Relay. www.FreedomTri.co.uk see conversation
22/10/2009 at 00:18
Great Craic GFH, had same thing before local 10k recently and laughed all the way round at tennis-club WAGs taking real pleasure, striding past crazy Tri-bloke ... interested in Barca OD el ano proximo, So how was it? Good organisation? Easy getting the bike through airport? Wetsuits on or off mid October? Plenty of apres-TRI? Too much red tape? Value for €? Not done any Euro-events as yet but I know the place fairly well +could be a great end-season w/e ... if there's still any budget left +er'indoors has not finally put the £ hammer down ...
Cheers,
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01/10/2009 at 02:35
Hever 27/09/09: Fun event - chance for novices & experienced Triathletes to compete together in a late-September open-water swim/train race with some nice hills for the bike leg, though not one for PB's.

Cons: Lake needed a bit more water in places! ... of course, would not have had the 'shallow-end' problem had I been leading my wave... should be an easy enhancement to include a chip-gun at Transition entry as well as exit in order to measure all splits ... was a bit concerned that I just walked into Trans at the end without anyone checking my creds. Feet in tatters after the gravel-pit of Transition & needed more water on the run - I could see the lake, the fountain, the water feature ... the castle bar... but not a drinkable drop of clean H2O left by Wave 11!

Pros: Imaginative, historic & sylvan setting, lovely Kentish village atmos all gave it a real 'sense of place' & very canny timing for the usual Indian Summer. Quirky, Fun, 'No Egos Allowed', quintessential English event - not perhaps one for the 'uber-athlete' but a lot more interesting than 'out+back' road races. Really friendly atmos but sponsors perhaps need to think a bit more laterally on incentives to keep competitors and families interest until the end; the results/prize-giving ceremony was a bit like being invited to a blind date with Henry VIII... but we'll be back!

Well done Telemark Events - nice debut race...
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