“…you need to be quick off the mark just to get a place at the start line…”
The Vitruvian Triathlon is happening right now just a stone’s throw from where I live. Rutland Water is a beautiful setting for this incredible race. Competitors shouldn’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the gorgeous setting though, Rutland Water will test everyone’s strength and stamina.
The race, organised by Pacesetterevents.com, has regularly received awards from the established Triathlon gurus at 220Triathlon. Entries for this year’s Vitruvian sold out fast and the conditions today here in Rutland are perfect for a highly competitive and exciting race.
“…a full on tough, quad crunching lung buster of a race…”
First up is a two lap 1900m swim in the cold open waters of Whitwell Creek. The bike transition then takes competitors on to an 85km race route that includes the notorious Rutland Ripple and nearly 500m of climbing – you gotta love them hills! Returning to the transition area, athletes will then tackle the final stage .. a 21km run which will take them around the southern end of the reservoir and over the Dam.
Over 1,000 competitors will attempt to reach the finish line today and I’m sure, like me, you’d like to wish them GOOD LUCK!
(For those of you who prefer imperial to metric, the distances are: swim of 1.18miles, bike 52.81miles and run 13.04miles)