Swanage Classic Triathlon
14th August 2011


Official Results

1.5K Swim 40k Bike 10k Run Total
Mark Pryor 31.41 1.16.01 41.41 2.32.29
Richard Piron 31.37 1.15.27 43.57 2.35.10 1st MV55
Paul Stuart 35.37 1.17.06 45.25 2.40.22

This is a well established race (339 finishers this year) in a great location.  The swim started on the main beach and we headed off (in waves of about 60 to 100) toward the harbour quay.  this was a climb out, get-back-in swim (probably to avoid the use of a buoy.  then return, swimming parallel with the shore for a while. There was a long run from the beach up to T1 which reflects our slow swim times.  The bike route headed west climbing steadily before dropping back down sharply into Corfe Castle.  We then headed out on the main Wareham road before turning back to Corfe and then another climb to the North of the village and back into Swanage via the Studland end of town.  The run was roads and footpath in the suburbs of Swanage and then a steep off-road climb (400' in total) with steps cut into the chalk up onto the headland between Swanage and Studland. Superb views here across to Brownsea Island and Poole if you had time to look.  The return was a narrow trail off the hill followed by a final 2k on (busy) roads and paths.   
Would make a good club weekend trip next year!
Richard Piron




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