Event: 2016 ETU Challenge Walchsee European Championship Half Distance
Date: 4th September 2016
Location: Walchsee, Austria
Distance: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
Both James Brincat and Lynne Hacon qualified to represent GB in their age group at the Outlaw Half triathlon in May.
The race had entrants from 32 different nations, 1163 men and 403 women. In the European Championships GB had the largest presence with even more athletes than the host nation Austria.
The swim was held in lake Walchsee, the warmest lake in the Tyrol region. The cycle is a challenging route taking in 3000 feet of climbing but the scenery is absolutely stunning with the mountains making a beautiful backdrop to the race.
The race finished with a run of 4 laps around the lake.
The weather on the day was quite warm reaching 27 degrees on the run.