Deva Divas 2017 - Feedback

Quotes from the Competitors
It’s official, the 2017 Deva Divas was an awesome, fantastically organised, brilliant, encouraging, supportive and safe event – our Divas say so.
The marshals were tremendous, the organisation was superb, and Sally is a superstar.  Oh, and the finish line cake was delicious!

The Deva Divas was excellent; so well organised and supported!
Thank you so much for calming me when my goggles snapped! I was close to tears and starting to panic. The kind gentleman who tied them in did a fab job, no leaks!! Yey!!
Look forward to seeing you again soon.


It was my first Triathlon and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As you say, the weather didn’t dampen the ladies spirits. A massive thanks to all the Marshals and volunteers. The marshals were great and really did spur me on.

I’ll be back next year, hopefully stronger in the swim and more organised in transition.

PS. the cake at the end was a nice surprise and delicious.


A massive thank you to you, the marshals and everyone else who helped make this years Diva devas triathlon an awesome event.

It was my first time entering so I was really nervous and apprehensive. I was soon put at ease during the brilliant warm up session and the fact that everyone was so welcoming and helpful. All along the routes there was someone showing the way and shouting support – tremendous. With a medal and home baked cake at the end a perfect finish!

Thanks to all and I’ll definitely be entering next year.


Not forgetting a ‘thank you’ to you Sally. You plan this wonderfully well and recognise that for many women it’s their first one. You work hard to ensure everyone feels comfortable and confident going in to it and throughout the race.

Thank you so much.  See you next year!


I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Deva Divas triathlon on Sunday. It was my first ever triathlon and I thoroughly enjoyed myself! I will hopefully be back for the 2018 race! The event was organised fantastically and I have to give a big shout out to the marshals who were amazing along all stages of the event.


I just wanted to say thank you to you and all the team that were behind Deva Divas tri yesterday. It was my first ever triathlon, I only signed up at the end of June and my training has been limited so I was nervous to say the least particularly about the swim.

From registration on Saturday when everyone was so helpful in answering all my daft questions and someone showing me round the transition area, to yesterday with all the marshals showing the way, keeping us safe and cheering us on. The safety briefing/warm had me laughing and helped me forget about my nerves a little. Also loved the commentator…..I couldn’t fault anything from start to finish!

I was absolutely made up when I finished (187th but not bad for a total beginner) and I’ve completely got the bug now! Definitely looking to start training properly and am keen to join Chester Tri Club and attend the technique swim classes and bike and run sessions.

I have hung up my medal and race number (118!) with pride!


Just wanted to say a huge thanks to you and all the other volunteers who gave up time to marshal and pull together the Deva Divas Triathlon on Sunday. It was a great event and fabulous to see so many women of differing abilities giving it a go. It was a great event to do as my first triathlon and I will definitely be back next year.


Just wanted to say a big “thank you” for all the effort you put in for yet another superb event. It was very well organised, friendly and supportive.  The age group prizes were fair, giving everyone an equal chance. The fourth leg was very popular and I think more ladies will want to do it next year.  Several ladies commented to me on how much they enjoyed the triathlon.

Many thanks once again to you and all the marshals, who were very supportive and helpful. Please pass on my thanks.


Fabulous event , thanks again

To all you Chester tri folk for organising such a great event. I encouraged my niece to take part in her first triathlon, confidently knowing that she was guaranteed a great experience, and she did!!

We’ll be back!!


Congratulations and thanks to the whole team to a great triathlon today. I did enjoy myself after the swim. The chocolate rocky road/brownie was awesome and it was definitely the cake which spurred me on.

You deserve a good rest now. Thanks and see you next year.

Liz H

Really enjoyed my first triathlon – it won’t be the last ! Thanks for all the effort you put into the practice days and the event,

(The Diva whose wedding ring you kindly wore to stop me losing it in the Dee!)


Just wanted to say what a great event it was today and very well organised. It definitely want to do it again next year!

Liz T

Thank you very much for organising this brilliant event. Everyone was so helpful and encouraging. Please pass on my thanks to the many people who gave up their time to help.


Sally and all the staff (volunteers, marshals, caters, photographers and the rest)

Deva Divas was my first full triathlon in 2016 and I came back for a 2nd time today. The weather was less in our favour than last year, but despite that there were friendly faces, supportive marshals and the cakes as always were amazing.

Having now joined our small club’s committee I am only just becoming aware of how much it takes to organise even a very small local event. The logistics, organisation and good will needed is phenomenal.

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved. We will be back …… oh and I improved on my time despite everything!

Glossop Triathlon Club