The weeks are really flying by – I can’t believe it’s almost June already! I really feel like it won’t be long before I’ll realise that there will be less than 12 months to the Ironman 2011, and I’ve not yet done a triathlon of any length. I’ve been searching for a suitable events to “get my feet wet” but due to bad luck (2 separate weddings we need to attend which both happen to be the same weekend as the 2 most suitable triathons of the summer) I’ve decided to enter the Perranporth Surf Triathlon on 12th September.
The race is a little longer than I wanted for my first event, with a 800 – 1000m swim (rather unspecific!) a 35km bike and then a 7.5km run which puts it somewhere between a sprint and Olympic distance. The bike and run distances are fine, but the swim is rather daunting, both due to the distance but also that it’s on the north shore and the sea can be pretty rough with sizable waves (precisely why it’s just a popular surf spot!) but with a bit of luck it will be relatively calm that day, and with 16 weeks to train, and some swim coaching booked I’m fairly confident I can enter and complete the course!
So – Perranporth Surf Triathlon 2010 added to my goals list, and I’d better head to the pool and get training!