Most memorable race I have ever participated in
The ultimate triathlon uk - anutterly amazing experience that I will never forget ! A massive thankyou to allthe team who supported me throughout- I would not have crossed that finish linewithout them . This event will will change your life - go on and get out thereand have a go !!!! Thanks team
Jane Briggs #10
I just wanted to say, what an event you guys put on! Ireally can't thank all the marshals and helpers enough for making the UKUltimate the event the highlight of my triathlon career so far. The helpfulnessand sheer enthusiasm of each and every person, who stood for hours in the hotsun handing out drinks and directing traffic really helped me to complete myfirst Iron distance event.
I can still hear the cheers and shouts of encouragementnow!
If anyone deserves a medal, it's these guys. I reallycan't thank you all for an incredible event and I'll be back for certain!
Neil Dallywater #35
I've just completed the 2018 Ultimate. What a fantasticevent from start to finish. The things I loved about today's event would be fartoo long to list here. But I would like to make a special mention for themarshals. They can makeor break andevent and today they were exceptional.
For anyone thinking of doing a triathlon, this is theone. Stunning location, great course, excellent organisation, the best marshalsin the business. Everything to love.
Mark Lysons #66
Having previously done anIronman branded event, this was the complete opposite. It was so laid back,relaxed and really catered well for first timers. All possible questions wereanswered during the race briefing and everyone on site that day - mashalls,volunteers and participants all had a real sense of team spirit and you couldfeel each one wishing you well and wanting you to succeed.
The swim was ace. Great lake, shallow, clean, warm and easy tonavigate.
The bike course was the only real downside of this event. Thefirst half was lovely windy country roads which were good to cycle on. Thesecond half as you headed back into Whitchurch has some appauling roadsurfaces, roundabouts to navigate and very fast moving traffic shooting past.One aid station was on a hill - not easy to grab a drink! The second was on atight bend so again, not easy to use.
The run course was a mixture of trails around the lake, acrossthe grass and down a road. Apart from it being too hot and no shade (not theorganisers fault we actually had a sunny day!) the run course was good andpretty flat.
I think were were some issues with timing as it has taken 5 daysto get my results though, and my transition times are mixed in with my swim andbike so I don't actually know what my accurate splits were. This is however afew minor downside on what was a great day and a big achievement.
I would 100% recommend this triathlon dispite its few flaws withthe bike route. That is made up for by the helpfulness of every single marshallI met and the overall experience of the day.
Cheaper than an Ironman branded event and a great experience -if you are going for a long distance tri then I recommend this one.
Becky Brown #11