Half Triathlon Pamplona - Iruña 2022 - Open Race

Aquabike Middle Distance
Date
14/05/2022
Location
Camping Aritzaleku
Lerate, Spain
Swim Distance
1,9 km
Bike Distance
74 km (with 843 m elevation gain)
Run Distance
km
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General Information

Entry Fees:€100 - €170
Start Time:13:00

Swim

Distance:1,9 km
Type:Lakeswim
Waters:Pantano de Alloz
Start Method: not provided
Separated Aquabike Start Wave: not provided
Expected to be wetsuit legal? not provided
Cut off time:01:00 h

Bike

Distance (official):74 km
Distance (gpx data):76 km
Elevation Gain:843 m
Closed Roads? not provided
Cut off time: not provided

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Finishline: not provided
Finisher Shirts? not provided
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Awards/Trophees: not provided

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  1. Great location - organisers struggled with the timings & results

    This review was submitted for Half Triathlon Pamplona - Iruña 2022 - Open Race

    Year of participation: 2022   I participated in Aquabike

    Hope this isn’t considered too long for a race review…
    The Pamplona Half on Saturday 14 May(middle distance triathlon & aquabike) was host to the Spanish Middle Distance championships and as such, I was only able to compete in the Open race.

    The venue for the swim is located to the SW of Pamplona at Embalse de Alloz and T2 in Pamplona itself. A beautiful location and a popular event with 1500 athletes at the start. A clean, clear lake and simple 1 loop course looked straight forward enough, the water 17°C so wetsuits allowed tho’ not mandatory. However, the start was designated a ‘Rolling’ start with Elites leading the way, followed by AG triathletes, Open triathletes, AG Aquabike, Open Aquabike and relay teams. The way the organisers did this was to have everyone stand by their bikes in T1 ready to swim and move forward in single file to the waters edge some 500m away down a steep slipway. My race number was 1469 and was literally the last person to leave transition after standing waiting for almost half an hour after the 1st Elite male had entered the water, in strong sunshine (luckily, the temp never attained the 29°C forecast but, all the same !) After a bit of zigging and zagging through the back of the field, the swim finished with a steep climb back to T1.

    A fantastic bike route, well marshalled and of varied terrain, the route progressed towards Pamplona with great scenery and some testing climbs, particularly on some of the minor roads into Pamplona itself. Again, for me starting at the back of the field, there was a lot of overtaking to be done but I encountered very few groups on the ride. Pamplona is a fantastic city to visit and the triathlon finished in the very heart of town, using some of the (in)famous bull running streets for the run to the finish.

    Plenty of food and drink in the athletes reception after the finish line but confusion ensued with timings and placings – I wasn’t able to see my results until Monday afternoon, the race having taken place on Saturday and the organisers provided no explanation to the lack of the classifications. Still, at least I got some results as many triathletes were marked down as DNS or DNF ! I hope the organisers learn from these ‘glitches’ and raise their game as it would be a pity to boycott such a marvellous location for a race ! A rating of 2.5 stars reflects these faults…

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