Thames Ultra Tri
Trawling through online event pages looking for a challenging triathalon a friend of mine recently exclaimed 'I don't like the look of these events, they are too competitive!'. Many people may say - 'well surely that's the point', but, I guess it depends on what you want to achieve. I began to think that perhaps there's a need here for a challenging event in which participants don't swim over each other - like an #Ironman but less competitive.
An event that is super tough, you'll know you did it, yet promoted team work and the kind of bonding you get when #cycling, #swimming, and #running long distances with people you only just met. Enter; The Thames Ultra Triathlon.
Set along the beautiful River #Thames our team will be undertaking a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, as a team. Along the way we hope to raise awareness of this wonderful resource and also highlight what a fragile ecosystem these water courses are.
This years is a closed event as we test out the routes and if there is sufficient interest we'll open this up to the public in 2121. A great way to complete challenging distances with friends - old and new - whilst doing something positive for the #environment.