|Me in our old hometown of Bath, England. Now we call Yorkshire our second home.|
First off in June every year, there is Blenheim Tri. Blenheim Triathlon is just outside of Oxford England. The race is on the grounds of the Blenheim Palace which is just breath taking. The Palace was built in 1705 and is one of England's largest homes. It is the birthplace on Sir Winston Churchill. Here are a few photos...
|Transition in front of the palace|
|Me on the bike course at Blenheim|
|Me on the run at Blenheim|
Blenheim is a fun race and definitely worth it!!
Next up and also in June...The Royal Windsor Triathlon. Now this one is pretty awesome and one of my faves. If you love history, this one is really special. I absolutely love everything about the history of England. Especially the monarchy and especially the Tudor Period. If you know English history at all, you will appreciate this race. The race is in London England...obviously. The swim takes place in The River Thames.
|Coming back down 'the hill'|
Also, there is the London Triathlon. The London Triathlon is the World's Largest Triathlon. This race takes place in London as well and it's usually in August but this year it's in Sept because of the Olympics. This a great race and when they say it's the largest in the world...be prepared. It's HUGE! Over 15,000 triathletes from all over the world do this one each year.
The swim takes place in London Docklands. This was the second coldest swim that I have ever done with water temps at 64 degrees on race day.
This is a deep water start and you do have to swim out into the middle and tread water for about 10 minutes before the start. The swim is out and back and goes by pretty quick with little current. The bike course is awesome and goes through London allowing you to see some pretty amazing sites such as Big Ben, the Tower of London, The Tower Bridge and The London Eye.
|Me just after finishing the largest triathlon in the World!|
If you do get the chance to head over the pond, try one of these races out!! With the fantastic views that you get along the way in every race...you'll be glad you did. Oh, and just for the record....make sure to take your wetsuit!!