About the author:

Tejvan organises short-distance running and cycling races for the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in his home city of Oxford. He is also a very good cyclist, having won the National hill climb championships in 2013 and finished 3rd in the National 100 Mile Time Trials in 2014.

On 31st May, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team promoted the fourth annual 'Self-Transcendence Try at Tri'. It is a triathlon aimed at beginners, who would like to experience the challenges of a triathlon in a friendly and welcoming environment.

The weather was not ideal, with participants greeted by rain and a coolish wind blowing off the coast. Fortunately, the rain eased off once the race started, but the wet roads made the cycling leg particularly challenging.

Swimming section

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Pre race briefing by Race directors Kokila and Garga Chamberlain

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Getting ready for the swim.

Cycling section

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The bike leg is a tough 17km course, with some substantial hills.

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Self Transcendence is the philosophy of Sri Chinmoy, the founder of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team.

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Happy marshalls brave the Someset weather.

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Getting some breakfast

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The last section is a 4km run.

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Happy finishers

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A sense of satisfaction for all who finish.

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Race organiser, Garga Chamberlain managing to enjoy the event.

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No fear!

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Do you like my new pair of gloves?

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Marshalls

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Helping with finish.

Congratulations to all the participants; we hope to see you again next year.

Photographer: Surabhamat

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Cross-posted from www.srichinmoyraces.org
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