The Immortal Half Oxfordshire

Following on from the success of their popular half distance race at Stourhead, Wiltshire, the team at Immortal Sport have secured Farmoor Reservoir near Oxford as a host venue for the new-for-2015 iron distance triathlon: The Immortal Full.

Tri events, particularly at full distance are becoming the triathlon ‘Holy Grail’. Farmoor Reservoir offers a superb swim location, never before used for triathlon. It is perfectly located for easy access to athletes from London and the Home Counties for race day on 16 August.

Support for the event has already been pledged by Huub and Rock and Road Bike Shop, which will mean some of the best prizes in the sport are to be awarded to overall and age category winners. High 5 will be providing hydration/nutrition products to ensure athletes maintain their fuel reserves.

Race timing will be delivered by the well-established and highly experienced, Full on Sport. Who are also hosting on-line entries.

The cost of race entries sometimes seems to be spiralling out of control. Immortal Sport aim to provide affordable race entry, combined with a highly satisfying race experience, both for athletes and spectators. All the team have Iron distance racing experience, both good and bad. The aim is to introduce the good, and eliminate the bad.

Swim course

Will be two laps in the reservoir, which is fed from the Thames and passes through a filtration system. ‘In the water’ mass start, with huge amount of space, and pretty flat calm waters, even on the windiest of days with a solid structure ramp for ease of swim entry and exit.

Bike course

Four laps of the same fairly flat and fast loop. Roads are open, with traffic management at key junctions to bias the traffic in favour of the competitor. A feed station will be visited on each of the four laps.

Run course

A varied mix of paths, trails and pavements. A large multiple loop of the Reservoir and its surroundings will keep runners never far from spectating friends and family.

Race entries have been pretty brisk, and with a race limit of 400, you need to be pretty quick to avoid missing out.

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