Returning to probably the fastest middle distance triathlon in the South East in 2019. Owler Tri offers middle, standard and sprint distance triathlons and aquabikes, also 1.9k and 1.5k open water swims.
The triathlons will start with a swim in Lydd Lake, then a flat, lapped bike route on scenic country roads through Lydd, Brooklands and Camber. The new run route is a flat lapped out and back route along paths around the Lake and surrounding paths.
1.9 k / 90k / 21k
1.5k / 45k / 10k
750m / 20k / 5k
1.9 k / 90k
1.5k / 45k
750m / 20k
1.9k, 1.5k swims
Well organised, friendly event team, great bike course
Lake was shallow in places (admittedly more evident if you swam off course a little), 2m at shallowest if you swam strictly in line between the buoys.
Well equipped aid station on the bike - power drinks in bottles and water in bottles.
Good support on the course from Marshall’s directing at each junction and scattered onlookers cheering on.
Live result timings and a nice medal too!
Registration was super simple and the goodie bag contained some useful items - full sized after sun bottle which proved useful post race!
Car parking was free, although ten minute walk to registration so make sure to factor this into your timings pre race.
Overall great race and will be sure to return next year!