- Swim 1.5km
- Cycle 40km
- Run 10km
At 6.15am on a Sunday morning most people aren’t checking into a Cardiff Bay triathlon for a 1500m open-water swim; a 40km bike ride and a 10km run …but Acer’s MD, Nick Cranston is!
With two slices of toast and apricot jam, followed by a road trip in the Acer Tree Surgeons land-rover, from Wiltshire across the Severn Bridge, Nick stretched on his wet-suit, swimming cap and goggles and dunked himself into the murky Cardiff Bay seawater and – with hundreds of other triathletes – awaited the hooter for the ‘off’!
After the best part of a mile contending with choppy water, opponents’ jabbing elbows and slapping feet in low visibility of a dank and drizzly dawn, Nick emerged from the depths well-positioned in the first 40 or 50 and mounted his space-aged bicycle steed, amassing 40km while zipping around the famous landmarks of the Welsh capital in dangerously greasy weather conditions.