South London triathlon club Windrush is to race the Vachery Triathlon Standard for their Olympic-distance club championships on 21 July.
This is just the second year of the festival but following rave reviews from many of last year’s competitors it’s expected to prove a popular choice. The event boasts closed roads for cycling – thereby making the bike leg both faster and safer as competitors race through the Surrey Hills – and the swim takes place in the stunning Vachery Pond.
Windrush was founded in 2008 and now comprises of around 200 members. Windrush’s home is Brockwell Lido but using facilities across South London the club offers members several coached sessions each week in swimming, cycling and running as well as a Pilates class to help with strength and injury prevention. Members are of all abilities from complete beginners to age-group internationals and full-time pros.
Windrush Chairperson, Laura Addis, commented: “We’re really excited to be taking our club championships to Vachery this year. One of our committee members raced their last year and was full of praise for it. While we’re looking forward to the race we think our members will also embrace the chance to camp overnight beforehand, which will be great for club spirit.”
Race organiser Mark Davies added: “We’re delighted to welcome Windrush to our event. Hopefully this will not only raise the profile of what we do but also encourage more people to take part in what is unquestionably a spectacular triathlon event.”
Head to www.vacherytriathlon.co.uk for more on the race.