About the Event

The event comprises:

- Swim 750 m (in the cold water of Hartlepool Marina!)

- Cycle ~20 km (from Hartlepool Marina to Seaton Carew 3 times)

- Run 5 km (around the Marina)


I did the swim by myself with Benjamin supervising from the shore.

For the Cycle, we used our special tandem - a Hase Pino. I aspire to Benjamin helping with the pedalling, but he rarely does, unless I am trying to stay still and talk to someone!

For the run we used Benjamin's cross country wheelchair - an Advance Mobility Freedom chair.


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Cycle Preparation


We do quite a lot of cycling on our special tandem, along with my daughter, Laura on her bike - it is our usual Sunday morning activity.

This summer we have done a few longer rides to get us ready.   Our favourite is from Hartlepool - Greatham - Cowpen Bewley - Billingham - Wolviston - Castle Eden - Hartlepool.

When we did it a few weeks ago we did it a bit too quickly and the pub at Castle Eden had not opened when we arrived, so we had to do a little detour: http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1518156.

This ride was over 50 km, so is well in excess of the 20 km ride for the Triathlon, so we should be ok
for that.  There is no way we will keep up with folks on lightweight road bikes though!

It was so hot that we had to stop at the pub for a  well deserved glass of something nice!