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The Final Hit Out and Phuket 2014

posted 13 Nov 2014, 01:26 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club

Another strong Dragons contingent is venturing down to Phuket for the traditional end of season bash. The new kit order has arrived and will be available for pick up at the training event on Saturday morning or any time up until next Thursday morning. Speaking of which, have you signed up yet? Entries close at 12pm tomorrow!

We are by now very well known by the organisers, the locals and other athletes in Phuket – although perhaps we are best known, as “The Drunken Dragons” for our post race antics at the awards ceremony. If you’re a veteran you know what to expect, if this is your first time then you really are in for a treat and we would love to see everyone sporting the kit.

So, as has been custom over the past we will be coordinating you over the weekend with the optional activities etc below. If you can join us, that would of course be great – but if you have your own plans re family/friends etc – then bring them too. The more the merrier – we welcome everyone with open arms – it’s the Dragons way.

Saturday, 22 Nov

10amAfter you’ve had brekkie, we will meet under the banner at the swim start.

We’ll do a light swim, 20-30mins, just to get a feel for currents and marker buoy sighting etc.

Then return to your hotel and get your bike for the next rendezvous….

11:30amBike rendezvous at ‘Y’ junction transition area. The free mechanics are also there all day Saturday.
A very leisurely ride out to the top of the first hill on the course at about the 6km mark – we might go 1-2km further, then turn back.

A stop for coffee will definitely be on the cards after this “punishing” ride…

Back at hotels by 1pm for lunch.

Lunch & afternoon is arranged ad-hoc between people during the morning – so as to fit in with individuals plans etc

6pmThe pasta party. You have free tickets so go carb up!


Sunday, 23 Nov

Race Day.

Turn up, race hard, go party!

As with last year the committee have rented a small pool villa next door to the locally known ‘Y’ junction transition area.

We are at Villa 8 and if you have ordered banquet tickets you can collect them from committee member Dave Gibb at the party.

You are welcome to join us for bubbly and canapés (courtesy of us) at any time from 1pm onwards – before we stagger down to the post race Banquet tent for the evening’s festivities.

When you arrive at the banquet tent, you will see tables reserved for the ‘Drunken Dragons’.

The Dragons – since 2003

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