Challenge Henley-On-Thames Race Info

Challenge full Iron distance Date 18th September 2011. Challenge Henley-on-Thames
Swim 3.8km -Bike 180km -Run 42.2km
Having visited the venue 5 years ago to look at corporate events I can assure all competitors it will be an amazing day for all. A beautiful part of England.

North side of the meandering river Thames. Henley on Thames Oxfordshire. A magical place old quaint English town (founded in the 12th century) also with the new modern tastfully combined overlooking the river Thames.
Henley is approximately 40 minutes drive from Heathrow air port or 90 minutes drive into central London. (Henley generic post code RG9 1AT)
10th in the iron Triathlon distance Challenge series.

Challenge Henley-on-Thames Iron distance Course information.
Challenge Swim – will be in the River Thames on the royal regatta Rowing course
Swim Start opposite the Henley Business school swimming towards Henley-on-Thames passing Temple Island turning near Fawley Court and then back to the Henley Business School just past the swim start and exit the water at a small boat house
(If you have never been to the Henley Regatta 27th June 1st July 2011 it’s an amazing spectacle)

Challenge Bike -don’t under estimate the bike course that looks easy in a car. I have trained & raced for many years on the course before the challenge was announced.
With short sharp up & down hills (approx 7,000 or 2,100m feet of climbs) in the Chiltern Hills will be a race you won’t forget.

No wonder Tour De France riders don’t like to race here passing through some beautiful little villages. There will be race day road closures.
2 lap bike course with some great testing technical sections to navigate

Challenge runs -4 laps over Henley Bridge. (5 arch bridge) along hedge row lanes in Remenham (Church in this village dates back to Norman times) then past Hambledon Lock and Temple Island (I went fishing here as a boy) then continue along the River Thames footpath back over Henley Bridge. You will pass by many famous rowing clubs including Leander Club  founded in 1818 the oldest that has produced many Olympic rowing champions including Jurgen Grobler Steve Redgrave James Cracknel Rebecca Romero Ed Coode Tim Foster Hugh Laurie.

The Finish
Will be at the famous Henley Rugby Club
Team Ironmate will check out Challenge Henley-on-Thames & post more details on the course coming soon.

Entries now open Individuals £300 team of 3 relay £400.

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