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Hever Triathlon 2014


A Perfect End To The “Tri” Year

To finish the year at the very beautiful location of Hever, on a particularly glorious September day was more than perfect. The Hever Triathlon series has grown exponentially since I completed their first event on a borrowed bike in 2009. Now 7000 competitors take to the water over 2 days..

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 I had entered the Olympic distance and enjoyed all 3 hours of the beautiful setting and day. The swim for those who like open water was the most memorable I have done, they take you of down a tributary of the lake and you meander through a channel 5-10 m wide with over hanging trees and dappled light. The bike ride is so familiar that my legs seemed to respond to the ups. The run course has been changed, it was always through the grounds but they now take you even closer to the castle and a springy  track through some woods.
With an increase in size an event can sometimes be spoilt but I do not believe this to be the case at Hever. I had entered the week before having realised that the temperature was going to remain good, the lake can be very cold this late into September, it is an event for all abilities and if we have good weather  I would put it on your radar for next year.

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Rachel Hooper

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