"When we live in the heart, there is no such thing as impossibility."
Wall to wall sunshine coupled with cool temperatures early on meant it was a perfect day for a triathlon - and we had results to match with 2 competitors finishing in less than an hour and a good set of results in all categories. Competitor ages ranged from 14 to early 60s and while most competitors were local, we had entries from Cornwall, Nottingham, Abertillery, Blandford Forum and Cadiz (yes, in Spain!). Our thanks go out to the team of marshals from the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team & Triathlon Club who also came from far and wide to be a part of the event - some of our volunteers flew in from Ireland, Scotland and France to be a part of the race! We had fantastic support from Bristol Bike Centre who fixed up competitors' bikes before the start and brought along some fantastic bikes from Ceepo and new local brand Arrox. We're also indebted to Run and Become who provided a big team of helpers & a shedload of race equipment.
Those of you who want this year's Race Hoody with all the finishers' names printed on the back (it's denim blue with sky blue print), please send me £25 either by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by cheque payable to Mr G Chamberlain, 31 Warren Road, Bristol BS34 7EN. Let me know the size you want, order have to reach me by June 9th. The price includes UK delivery.
The winners were:
Men - Iain Brown, Kingswood Tri, 58.28
Women - Sarah Benjamin, 1.05.00
Junior Men - Aaron Boehm, 1.01.14
Junior Women - Eleanor Flack, TTGYT, 1.12.14
Special mention also to Nathan Price, youngest athlete in the race, who posted an excellent time of 1.08.08 and last minute entrant & Super Veteran Mark Wilkins who came a very close second overall in 58.44.
Photos will be in our Race Gallery (http://ukgallery.srichinmoyraces.org/Bristol) within a few days so keep checking back on that site to see your presentation pictures plus a few shots of the swim, bike and run sections. If anyone has video of the event - especially short clips of under 30 seconds - I'd love to see those for possible inclusion on our website so if you are happy to share them please send them in.
You should have all been given a flyer with details of our forthcoming races along with your medal and tee shirt, but in case you lost it, event details are all on our web page: http://uk.srichinmoyraces.org/
Thanks for taking part and see you at another race soon!
Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team & Tri Club, Bristol