The St Andrews Triathlon 2013

Heading down to the East Sands on Sunday I came across a triathlon in full swing! One of the most gruelling sporting challenges, triathlon involves long distance stages of swimming, cycling, and running, with no rest breaks between the disciplines.

This particular event, The St Andrews Triathlon, was organised by Pedal Powered Events and featured 4 different races including one at the full Olympic distance of 1500m swim, 40km cycle, and 10km run.

The weather seemed to be pretty good for it although the sea was apparently a little choppy. However, the nice weather also meant that there were more people on the beach and the streets and more traffic in the area for the triathletes to negotiate.

St Andrews Triathlon July 13 1
The triathletes hit the sea with St Andrews Pier in the background.

St Andrews Triathlon July 13 2
Triathletes emerge as some of the crowd test the water.

St Andrews Triathlon July 13 3
The triathletes head in and out of transition from swimming to cycling.

St Andrews Triathlon July 13 4
Some triathletes encounter beach-bound traffic problems on their way out of the East Sands area.

St Andrews Triathlon July 13 5
The triathletes ditch their bikes and start running.

2 thoughts on “The St Andrews Triathlon 2013

  • July 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Cool Photos I competed in the supersprint. Do you have any more photos

  • July 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks, unfortunately I don’t think I have any of the supersprint. I think that was the last race that started as I headed off to watch the Andy Murray final at Wimbledon.

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