I'm starting to think about events for next year. Just wondering which events you would most recommend? Ideally would like to start April/May next year. Would love to know which are the best courses around the London areas.
Not sure what level you're at, but Thames Turbo Tri club put on 4 sprint races thro the season, the first one normally on April Bank Holiday. Some club members use this to shake out the cob webs to start their season. It's nice, friendly, flat and it's in an open air heated pool.
Last year the club used Crystal Place Tri event (sprint held in May) and Dartmouth Bridge (Olympic held in June(?)) as a club race events.
I did my first triathlon in May this year which was the Crystal Palace sprint triathlon. Highly recommend it for a first race. They do a pre-race training day too to walk you through it and you can get advice from a couple of pros and nutritionists and ask them anything you are unsure about.