Challenge Roth. Sunday 7th July 2019.

After 4 years away from full distance Triathlon Iain and I were tentatively ready for another go at a full distance event:

2019 Challenge Roth. The Challenge word is the brand that is similar to the well-known Ironman brand BUT Challenge Roth has its own entity within the Challenge group. It is a family run organisation. Say hello the the family pooch Hugo!

Roth is a village in South West Germany. The word Roth can also be pronounced ‘wrote’. Time once again to: swim 3.8km bike 180km run 42.2km = 226kms or 140.6 miles. The event was not without controversy. Want to know more? Then read on: My report does contain unpleasant words!

Thursday 4th July: Leaving the North East a short hop down to Heathrow T5 and a connecting flight to Munich. We were greeted by a friendly bunch of reps from Tri Travel Australia, who asked us if we wouldn’t mind slumming it for 150km in a Mercedes transporter van to take us the Ramada Hotel in Nuremberg: Of course not, not a bother. The crack was good with Aussie Adam! A check in and a nice meal at Va Bene’s Italian (it is alcohol free beer!) just a stroll away rounded off the travel day. Continue reading Challenge Roth. Sunday 7th July 2019.