Race Experiences

Andrew Bell Published: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Title: Great race, well organised
Only the 3rd time I've done this and real shame that it will have to move next year due to HS2. Its a great race just over sprint distance on the run and bike, and ending on the bike which is good for me as it gives me the chance to catch a few people. Organisation was fantastic as always with enough marshals to always know where you are going. Transition is short and spacious with no problems getting to your kit. If they could fill the potholes on the roads it would be perfect! The hill down from Harefield is great now it's been resurfaced.
Trevor Holden Published: Monday 28 May 2018
Title: Race 1 experience
A thoroughly enjoyable event that was competed in a  friendly environment.
Well briefed and marshalled. 
The only negative point was the swimming distance was shorter than described in the pre race information.
Gary Craig Published: Monday 14 August 2017
Title: Great morning at Hillingdon Tri Race 3
13th August saw the third in the series of triathlon run by Hillingdon Triathletes in Harefield. This race is in a different format and has been running since 1989. The format is SWIM/RUN/BIKE starts of with a 750-open water swim then onto the 6km run which is a mix of road and trail finishing off with a 25km lumpy bike ride. Although a small local event it attracts some rather speedy triathletes from some of the trade teams as well as competitors new to the sport of triathlon. I really would recommend giving this one a go! This one was the last of the series of three and hopefully not the last as the Open water Centre is under threat from HS2. Anyway en-route to the event my inner tube exploded? So it was a bit of mild concern that I would not be able to sort it out due to having a valve extender fitted and to be honest it was quick and a piece of cake to swop over. Tube failure was down to rim tape being too narrow. Onto the race I had what one of the swim coaches stated afterwards was not my best swim!  
Then onto to the run this is when I started to pick off the faster swimmers one by one then at the turnaround point I started to count of those I was now passing and those I was already ahead off.
Run done then onto the bike like I said before this is a tad underlating with a couple of small climbs but a nice descent  You can get some big speed here .
I myself had a race in a race having seen someone from another club I knew to be in my AG so there was some to and fro with taking the lead. Yes I managed to stay ahead of him… Just!
The happiest moment for me and a surprise was being called to the podium for a 2nd place AG I can tell you that is no mean feat at this event and for me more kudus than my 2nd AG in the Snowman Sprint event in Wales.  The volunteers and Marshalls are fab all in all an excellent event as are all the events run by Hillingdon Triathletes
Keith Rigby Published: Monday 14 August 2017
Title: What a great morning!
This was my first visit to Hillingdon and from my first inquiry about taking part until the race itself, they couldn't have been friendlier. This wasn't my first triathlon (I have been addicted for about 6 years now), but I still packed, repacked and checked my kit at least 5 times before heading out the door. I arrived in plenty of time (only 1 hour before the start which is why these intimate events are so great) and was able to register in minutes. As a club event, a lot of the competitors knew each other and there was a good deal of banter, but I never felt like an outsider.

Racking in transition was a really simple affair as there were only 70 participants and i was able to indulge in some bike envy and conversations with my neighbors. Transition was not the usual squash and i was able to spread out and get things set up before checking out the rest of the facilities. 

Loos, and a cafe were there for those that needed it and then the race briefing began. Everything was thoroughly explained which, as the event was swim/run/cycle in order was important and competitor safety was excellent.

A great course, impeccably marshaled and a exciting event. Thank you to all involved!

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