This race was purely magic. Orgaised by the same people that do the London Marathon and the Ride London you have expectations, they did not dissapoint. The procees for registation on line was simple, great to allow allocation for time slots, so people could pick their start wave. The magazine was full of information on its arrival in the post and the swim cap and timing chip are with you before the race to get you all excited.
The day its self ran smoothly, easy sign posts as soon as we arrived at Hyde Park, there were plenty of facilities in terms of toilets and refreshment stands as well as good trade tents. The marshalls were fantastic, and the bag collectors were a big help, especially when i forgot my timing chip after i handed my bag in!! The day leading up to the event, the race director posted afab video covering everything you could possibly need, more races need to do this, and he then followed it up whilst we were in our wave waiting to enter the water.
The race it self went off really well, with no problems at the pontoon start, the markers were really great for siting, and the support crews were always visible, although thankfully were not needed. Coming to the finish you can see the funnell and hear the music and crowd from the grandstand, this certainly gives you a big push for the final sprint finish. Thakfully the lieguards are there to help you out of the water!
Job done, the volunteers after the race were great, from taking the timing chip, to again getting your bag to you in quick time so you can change and recover. And finally the medal and goodie bag are great to keep for memories!
Can not wait for 2018...... Super six entry? (Maybe)