Cotswold 113

Rating:

4.7/5

Nikki Gearing

Nikki Gearing

5

Wonderful experience

The 113 team really do put on a fantastic event. From signing up, the communication was wonderful, and the event itself was wonderfully run. This was my first 70.3 and I felt at ease, I knew what what happening and when, and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Would recommend this event to anyone (and have done!)

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Rachel Warner

Rachel Warner

5

Fantastic event!

I cannot fault this event. It was spectacular. It’s so well run, beautiful course and the marshalls were a real highlight. Their patience, encouragement and sense of fun was second to none. I want to say a massive thanks to everyone involved in organising and volunteering for this event, you made it for me. Thank you!

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Hannah Liver

Hannah Liver

4.8

First timer

Amazing race as a first time middle distance athlete 

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Jane Moore

Jane Moore

5

Amazing, friendly and fast.

Cotswold 113

I took part in the race in 2018! As the swimmer in a relay team. This is such a friendly event, Graeme and his team ensure that everyone has a super day and that we are safe. 

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Michelle Gordon

Michelle Gordon

4.7

Loved it.

It was my first middle distance Tri and I loved it from start to finish.  The Swim was delayed due to fog but we were constantly being updated on what was happening.  The bike route is lovely, flat and fast.  The run a mix of trail and tarmac, half shade.  The marshals were fabulous.  Highly recommend.

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Thomas  Donne

Thomas Donne

4.3

Fantastic race great people

from the easy registration to the laid back and quite funny race briefing i very much enjoyed this race.

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Neil Sorrell

Neil Sorrell

4.8

Very flat and fast

Great venue and if it’s a PB you want this is the course to do it!

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Alfie Garnett

Alfie Garnett

4.8

Fast well organised race

This was my 4th 70.3 race. I had heard good things about the 113 and it fitted well into my plan for the year. The race was well organised and u felt looked after from start to finish.  This would be a great event for first timers or anyone after a nice fast flat course. I like trail running so the parts that were off road were a bonus.

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Justin Noons

Justin Noons

4.6

Fantastic - I`ll be back

This was my first `half iron distrance` Tri ever and my first tri for about 12 years having only done about half a dozen sprints before! I nervously entered as part of 6 others from work and we were part of the120+ PSUK wave racing other coppers from around the country. From the start of entering to the end of the competition I cant fault the organisation, keeping us regularly updated and prepared with humerous emails. The venue was fantastic - although a little tight for parking. Swim lovely and warm, transitions easy, bike route fast with just 2 little hills and the run route scenic around the lakes and village. Support near the start and the village was great. A great event highly recommended and I hope to be back next year. Had a target of under 7hrs30 and smashed with 6hrs21 - not quick but good for me. 

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Chris Riggs

Chris Riggs

4.9

Excellent as always

Cotswold 113

Third time I've done this race and am back this year for the Classic in August. Keep coming back as it's so good and well run, and Mr Shouty in transition is legendary. The only disappointment was my own performance but that is nobody's fault but my own!

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Helen Dinnage

Helen Dinnage

5

Great race

I couldn't have wished for a better race for my first try at Middle Distance.  My name printed on my race number was a nice touch allowing supporters and marshalls to encourage me personally.

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elizabeth hull

elizabeth hull

4.8

Thrilling experience

My first 113 race.   Very very anxious about it and parking on race day caused slight concern as queuing to get in however once on site atmosphere and organisation was great, relaxed and best thing i have done, really pleased with myself but also very grateful and appreciative of the race organisation and support, helped me no end, doing familiarization day, attending race briefing the day before and local to me, so pleased to have found such a great race nearby.  Marshalling was very good, i did not get any problems on the swim, bike or hte run, everything went very smoothly which is paramount on a first race this distance.  swim was my absolute favourite part, that lake that time in the morning was beautiful, was in the second wave so got off quickly with little hanging around and really enjoyed this.  Not sure i will do this distance again, training was very hard with ful time job and children but so glad i gave it a go.  I would really recommend thsi event to anyone wanting to give 113 a go.

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Martyn  Matthews

Martyn Matthews

5

Great event, especially for first time middle distance triathletes

Great organisation and execution, friendly (eccentric) and helpful staff and marshalls, lovely location, great control and aid.  Pity about a few of the road surfaces, but nothing you can do about that.  If there is anything to improve, it could be to reduce the size of the emails, but I'd rather have too much than too little information.  

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David Jones

David Jones

5

A great event for a Middle Distance first-timer !

Cotswold 113

This is my second year doing triathlons, and after completing 4 Sprint Tris last year I decided to make the step up to Middle Distance this season. I don't think I could have chosen a better first event at this distance.

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Gavin Pugh

Gavin Pugh

4.7

First middle distance

great event for first timers, flat and brilliantly organised.  

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Penny Harris

Penny Harris

4.8

Do it!

This is a great race. If you are looking to do your first middle distance then it is the perfect race with a flat course and great marshaling.  It is very well organised, the support is great.

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James Finnigan

James Finnigan

4.6

First Half Ironman - Cotswold 133

This was my first middle distance triathlon. It was an amazing experience. The organisation was perfect, and the routes picturesque, well marshalled and safe.

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Martin Boswell

Martin Boswell

4.7

Great experience for first timer.

This was my first 70.3 and the various email updates in the lead up, the Familiarisation Day at the end of April and the optional extended briefing on the Saturday really helped with any worries or questions I had about the race.

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Diane Aldridge

Diane Aldridge

4.9

Completed as a first timer in 2017

Cotswold 113

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Jason Cor

Jason Cor

5

Stunning!

Cotswold 113

Absolutely stunning venue in the heart of the Cotswolds. Graeme and his team have done an amazing job yet again. Great to see the 113 events team kicking their season off in style!...

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