Absolutely not the novice/Gotri event is a great event for first timers and is geared up specifically to provide an entry point for people into the sport.
We use electronic chip timing for Woking Triathlon. This is a different system to those you may have seen on other events with the chip worn on the wrist. This enables us to access the chip when you start in the pool and wirelessly read it at all other timing points.
We have a feed station on the run you pass 2-3 times with a mixture of energy and water available.
You have full use of the leisure centres changing facilities including showers, lockers, toilets and cafe.
Woking Park is a great venue for spectators, there is a viewing gallery for the competition pool, the transition & finish is located just outside, and you will pass them several times on the run.