Saltman: Winter Grit
Saltdean’s Premier Shortest Day Triathlon
Entered so far with teams:
Hildi, Al, Alison
Jill, Darren, Cat
Emma, Vicki, Clare
Dan, Teresa, Barry
Ollie, Matt – Swim
Solo: Nick, Tom, Jon, Pete
Swim – we want everyone to be safe so please don’t enter the water if you doubt your ability in the conditions.
Wetsuits are recommended if you are not conditioned to the cold. Temperature is still around 9 degrees which is pretty good for the time of year but bloody cold if you are not used to it. You will swim more slowly in the cold so don’t underestimate the challenge.
If we think that it is too rough, we will cancel the swim and set an alternative challenge – which will still involve water and getting wet. The links show the upper limit of the conditions. We won’t swim if it is rougher than this video RIMG0420 or this pic.
Bike/Run – these will go ahead whatever the weather so be prepared to be cold & wet.
The bike is hilly, muddy and away from civilization – you will be on your own.
There are pics of the bike route to show you the way.
You must be familiar with the route and if necessary, take a map. Please take a phone with you in case you have a problem. We will give you a number to ring.
Don’t go crazy.
The run is safe and easy – should be no problem.
a hot drink plus food
a foil blanket of you have one
warm clothes to change into
money for the caff – if it is open
What you need to do now is to send us a name for your team – please send this to Hildi.
Watch now: – Pete’s guide to the Winter Grit bike route.
Nb – hit the left arrow to start from the car park (which is where we start)
Alternatively – download a PDF here