Today the boys head off for a practice competition together for the first time this year and since Tony’s injury (ies). Blenheim is a Russell regular diary entry for the family with Tony’s younger brothers David and Peter both competing as well.

Tony, Peter and David are all racing at 13:20 on Sunday 9th June, in the Sprint. Bib Numbers 6528, 6526, 6527 respectively. Dan gets to try out the course first at 14:00 on Saturday 8th June, in the Sprint.

So what are the distances:


750 m Swim in the Blenheim Palace Lake.

19.8 km Cycle on pretty smooth tarmac around the scenic grounds

5.4 km Run to cool down?

A nice weekend jaunt, well it is when compared to the distances that will be undertaken by Tony and Dan in 14 days time. The Blenheim distanced pale at the 11-20% range of the Ironman Challenge especially the Cycle!:

Blenheim vs Nice