By Scott Knowles, Member of the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team
Bala Falls triathlon… This is where my family became triathlon addicts. Our cottage being just on the other side of the 400, Bala was close and convenient to get to. Mom, my uncle, and aunt had competed in the relay for a few years when my eldest brother Tim decided to do it by himself in 2006.
After that we began going crazy. Going to every Give it a Try we could fit in our schedule, looking at road bikes, finding wet suits and training for this new sport. Luckily for us Bala had a Give it a Try for a few years so we could compete while we were just starting up. It then became the first race longer than a Give it a Try that I had ever done. One benefit was that with our cottage being so close, this was the road on which we trained on a regular basis. This was extremely helpful for such a challenging and technical course when you knew every hill and corner. Bala was also the last race my mom beat me at back in 2010.
It’s safe to say there is a lot of history for my family behind this race and I was very excited to be competing here again and trying to set a personal best for the distance.