The Unofficial Broadway Tower Middle Distance Triathlon
By Team Lee Epic Events!
1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
14th April 2021
Report – Kim Lee
What do you do when you fancy having a go at a half ironman triathlon but events are on hold?! Create your own!
One of my favourite locations is Broadway Tower (without the crowds), so this was an easy choice of location. However, being rather landlocked, I opted for Stratford Leisure Centre for the swim.
My start time was 6am. Great conditions, pool was calm and still. Back home for breakfast and out on the bike by 8am. The self-planned route took me on one anti-clockwise loop up to Broadway Tower, via Chipping Campden and back through Snowshill, Broadway and Welford. The run started at the tower for a very scenic half marathon trail run home.
Easily the most enjoyable triathlon I’ve done.
Great routes, ideal conditions, scrambled eggs on toast in transition 1, baking fairy cakes with my eldest in transition 2, a super-leisurely cross-country trek home and no pressure on timing.
So, will ‘leisure’ triathlons catch on?! Probably not!
Six months earlier, my husband Joe, completed the Outlaw X Middle Distance triathlon, cheered on by myself and two oldest sons. A great event, which Outlaw ran very successfully given the current restrictions. Joe was under pressure to get around the course quickly, as I was heavily pregnant with our third son, Dexter, who arrived safely by c-section the next day. I was delighted with my efforts to tick off my second middle distance triathlon, especially so soon after having Dexter.
So, what’s next? The London Marathon!
Just as our youngest turns 1, I’ll be running the London Marathon, raising money for Cyclists Fighting Cancer. This inspirational charity helps children living with cancer to regain their physical fitness, strength, mental wellness and confidence by giving them specially adapted bikes and trikes, plus all the support they may need in their journey back to being active.
If you would like to sponsor me, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kimberley-lee1