Perranporth Surf Challenge Triathlon 2011

Perranporth Triathlon 2011

Well – this year’s triathlon was a first! Extreme winds and churning seas meant that the cycle leg had to be cancelled for safety reasons and the swim turned into a wade. There was no doubt in the organiser’s mind that safety had to come first and anyone there on the day will, I’m sure, have supported the decision.

But cancellation wasn’t an option. To make sure that the words “challenge” and Perran Tri remain synonymous the event started with a gruelling beach run of around 2 miles over the windswept cliff path to Perran Sands, followed by a strength sapping wade through mountainous seas back to the transition zone. Then, just for good measure, a “jog” to Penhale Sands – at least another 4 miles of leg sucking sandblasting action in high velocity winds before that final dash to the finish line.

Check out the images of the action here!

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