The original venue for this years English Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships was to be St Neots in Cambridgeshire, this was changed only a week before to Grafham Water (another nearby ‘Nice Tr’i venue) due rain making the venue unsuitable. The good news is both venues allowed on-site camping which is always good when you have an early start.
Rhonda and I arrived on Saturday afternoon and although we didn’t have any club mates to share the experience with we were pleasantly surprised when some old friends from Tadcaster rolled in in their campervan.
The race was also a World Championship qualification event so attracted a top-notch-field. The numbers competing (able to compete!) in each group reduce as we get older but even in my AG there were 16 of the best English oldies on the start list.