The Ogden Valley Triathlon Review

A great way to end the season, the Ogden Valley Triathlon takes place in mid-September. It’s neither a sprint distance nor an olympic but falls somewhere in between. It’s approximately a 1,000 meter swim, 16-mile bike ride, and 4-mile run.

The Pros

  1. The bike ride goes around the whole of Pineview Reservoir. With the leaves changing and the blue of the lake, this is one of the more beautiful races in state.
  2. The distance is a great way to challenge yourself beyond the sprint.
  3. It’s not a very crowded race but it is competitive. You going to see some elite athletes out there.
  4. Very organized and fun.
  5. The run goes through the brush and dirt along the lake making the distance feel less than 4 miles.

The Cons

  1. If you can’t find parking on the street, you’ll have to park in a field loaded with little stickers. I counted thirteen flat tires on the bike race. Definitely carry your bike in, do not roll it.
  2. This isn’t the best race for a first timer. Give a sprint distance a whirl first.
  3. This race attracts some serious competition, which meant I didn’t even get a photo taken by the race photographer. He must’ve stayed with the main group.

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