In case anyone is planning ahead already for next year this might be worth a look at- Ian did the Slateman Tri a couple of weeks ago. Centered around LLanberis in Wales- cold lake swim, hilly bike and run-and fantastic scenery . I believe it is being shown on channel 4 on Sunday (either 6.45 or 7.45am).
Also Harlech(Welsh coast)which had echoes of LLandudno, it was stopped before Ian managed to start (5 with hypothermia and people being blown of bikes!)but a really nice part of the world. Both great if you have another 1/2 to consider and want to take them somewhere nice (at the same time as enjoying yourself). Closer to home is the Dee mile(Chester)-(really 2k) swimming downstream in the river- It's on the 20th June 7pm and then on 30th and 1st the Deva divas and Chester Tri. I think entries are still open for both. It would be great to see some Stafford tri suits! Missing Blithfield- Manley mere is just not the same!