Thank you for organising the triathlon. It was my first attempt and took part in the Super Sprint swim as part of a relay team. It was very well organised and I hope that we raised plenty of money for Sports Relief. Thanks again, and if you organise it again next year, and I can keep swimming each week, then I might even attempt the 400 metres next time.
Many thanks for the excellently organised and marshalled Green Park Triathlon Event for Sport Relief 2012. I must say that, despite my run time, I enjoyed the entire event tremendously. The volunteers at check-in were friendly and efficient. The staff at the Nuffield Health centre were fabulous, as were the shower and changing facilities and the provided towels. The transition areas were secure and neat. The course was very clearly signed, well laid out, and had many vocally supportive staff and spectators along the way, which is of course a joy. The DBmax anklebands gave good lap times. The organisers ensured that the waves set off on time, and all briefings were clear and concise. The pool volunteers did a good job of counting the lengths amongst the melee, and the lanes were not too overcrowded. Thankfully I did not have need of the mechanics nor the medical staff, but it was comforting to know they were never far away. This was my second triathlon, and I highly recommend it for beginners, as you are never far away from base. My heartiest congratulations to all who contributed, both organisers, marshalls and competitors and fundraisers.
Thank you for all your efforts in organising the brilliant triathlon yesterday. As a competitor, I thought the organisation was fantastic and the event ran seamlessly from start to finish. The number of marshals was also incredibly impressive and, in particular, I thought the ladies on registration, the pool side lane counters and the ladies and gentleman marshalling the bike and run courses were superb. You mentioned on the webex that you weren’t trying to be a professional triathlon organiser, but you did a pretty good impression of one!
Mark, Chris & Richard
Many thanks for a great event and soooooo well organized! I donï¿½t think there was anything you could have done to make it better, well informed, fantastic marshalling and signage. Lots of encouragement from the spectators.
Ellie Barnes - Team GB
“The Green Park Triathlon was such a superb event to give people new to the sport of Triathlon (Swim/Bike/Run) an opportunity to experience the wonders of a multi sport event… The organisation was second to none and everyone knew where they needed to be and when – no easy feat. The option to do the event in a team also enable so many more people to take part. If this was your first event, let it be a stepping stone to many more – don’t get put off by all the pros who have expensive bikes and tri-suits, just take part and enjoy the event and sense of achievement when you finish. My three top Triathlon Training tips are; 1. Train SMARTly 2. Stay injury free (get niggles seen to ASAP) and 3. SMILE!”.
We entered two teams and one individual today and have thoroughly enjoyed our day! The whole event was well laid out, clearly organized and a real pleasure to be involved with! I am sure plenty of money has been raised for a wonderful cause and we are already looking forward to the event next year! Please thank all the marshals, welcome staff and all the organizers on our behalf! Thank you for a really joyful day, even if we are all shattered now and needing a nap!!
Many thanks for organising such a great event that seemed to go smoothly for all competitors. My wife and I had a great day and raised some cash too. Looking forward to next year already!
I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work in organising yesterday’s Triathlon event. I can’t imagine how much time and effort you have put into organising the event and as it was the first time I’d ever done anything like this and I was mightily impressed.
Thank you so much to you and MySportingTimes for all your hard work in organising such an enjoyable event and also to all the fabulous marshals out on the course who did a great job of keeping everyone going.
As a team competitor, just wanted to say that I think you did a fantastic job at pulling the event together today. From what I saw it went extremely smoothly and was very successful, even down to the supply of safety pins. I know you could not do it all so a huge thanks goes to all your support team as well, because I really appreciated just turning up and participating.
Can I thank you for all you did to organise the event- I know that all the money raised will make a huge difference. On a personal level completing the super sprint has given me a real sense of achievement. Can you pass on my thanks to Dom and Calum for making the training events fun.
Just to say thanks to you; I thorough enjoyed my first triathlon at green park today; fantastically well organised & equally enjoyable! I sense that I’ll be participating in more triathlons now this has whetted my appetite!