These are just a couple of comments from the participants in our 5th Ironman UK training weekend. The aim of the weekend is to ensure that those taking part have all the information that they could possibly want so that race day is as stress free as possible.
Our weekend started on Friday with a very wet and soggy social run giving participants a chance to stretch their legs after, for what had been a long drive to Bolton for some.
Saturday morning saw the group head to Pennington to sample the delights of swimming in the Flash. Once everyone had thawed out we took a trip to Pennington Country Park to check out where swim entry and T1 will be.
Back to Bolton Arena for a working lunch and a chance to talk all things Ironman UK with our experienced coaches. In this session we covered everything that you could possibly wish to know from race day strategy, what bags go where and where the best portaloos will be on race day.
Next on the programme was a chance to check out T2, the town centre finish area as well as run one loop of the run course. This was made more interesting by the presence of a large demonstration exactly were the finish line will be.
Sunday Morning saw the weekends participant split into smaller groups and, assisted by Peak XV local triathletes everyone had the chance to make up their own minds about the bike course by completing the loop! For a couple of participants this valuable experienced resulted in the decision to change gear ratios for race day. Once back at Bolton Arena it was time for goodbyes and a promise to support each other on July 4th!
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