To give something back to the sport I volunteered at the Canary Wharf Super Series at the end of June. Canary Wharf Triathlon
The evening event took place in the heart of the business district. A series of eliminator heats for international elite athletes and a corporate race.
The Wharf was lined with spectators enjoying a pleasant Thursday evening after work drink. The weather threatened but it remain dry, which ensured the crowds stayed in to the evening cheering on the athletes.
The Aussies dominated with relatively comfortable wins for Erin Densham in the Women’s race and Brendon Sexton in the Men’s race. Brits Holly Avil (2nd), Jodie Stimpson (3rd), Aaron Harris (2nd) and Matt Gunby (3rd) put in great performances.
The men’s final:
The women’s final:
I worked in transition guiding athletes out of the swim and on the run course. Because there were a number of quick heats lasting about 30 minutes our main role was to get the bikes out of transition after T2 and in to a holding area for the athletes to pick up later.
The format of the event meant that the action was fast, furious and very entertaining. For me, it was good to work in the heart of transition where a lot of the action was.
All the volunteers were well looked after by British Triathlon with food, drinks and a free event t-shirt. I’d definitely recommend watching or volunteering, a great evening.