SteelMan at the fantastic Dorney Lake, the Rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic Games, is unique in that it includes Aquathlon and AquaBike events as well as the traditional Olympic and 3Quarter Distance Triathlons. So whether you don't like cycling, or your knees are too creaky for running, there's something here for you.
The Olympic Triathlon is a 1,500m open water swim in the clear, clean waters of the rowing lake before taking to the closed, flat road circuit for an 8-lap bike course covering 42.4km. The final 10km run follows a 4 lap loop along the side of the rowing tank on the tarmac paths. We reckon that if you're looking for a PB over accurate distances then this is where you're going to find it. For those of you looking for the next step in terms of distance but aren't quite ready to step up to Olympic, theChallenge Triathlon is the one for you.
The Aquathlon (a swim-run race) and the AquaBike (a swim-bike race) are perfect for the swimmers amongst you, especially if you're not a cycling fan or if your knees are too creaky for running after years of pounding the pavements.
Iconic Olympic venue
Clean, calm lake waters
Fast, flat closed road bike and run course
Suitable for all abilities
Longer distances for the Aquathlon and AquaBike events
Electronic chip timing
Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line
Olympic Triathlon (1.5km Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run): £76
Challenge Triathlon (1000m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run): £74
Aquathlon (500m Swim, 5km Run): £40
Aquathlon (1000m Swim, 10km Run): £40
AquaBike (1000m Swim, 21.2km Bike): £40
AquaBike (1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike): £40
Category: Sports / Leisure