Leybourne Sat Sprint
by trilifedbJun 18th 2011
This was another PB for me - then again I'd never done this distance(750m/20k/5k) at Leybourne b4, so anytime was gonna be a PB !!
Turned up to what was a big field (76 starters) at Leybourne, biggest in my time of going (last 5 years or so) and everyone i spoke to really enjoyed it. Now I'm involved with www.teamoutrageous.com who organise it, it's great and for £25 it's a great no frills event.
The swim was good with a bit of biff about, which i enjoyed rather then endured for 1st time ever, prob as I swim there so often so no nerves! I got out the water in 13:10, which is a PB for 750 for me and then onto bike at 0:14:13 (16th fastest swim/t1 split).
I was riding my Road Bike (Boardman Carbon Team) with my deep rim Planet X wheels, as my Planet X Stealth was still in the shop having the tribars changed (the gear shifters were stuck!) I didn't have a computer that worked and it felt weird racing on a road bike. I lost time going up sundridge hill and could't make up for it on way back down as there was a lorry in the way - grrr. I got back in 0:32:27(10th fastest bike split)
t2 seemed to take me ages to get shoes on and the 2 laps run were more a plod than a sprint (I can' t seem to get anywhere near my best speed on runs at the mo - maybe need to run in training !) I did t2/run in 0:23:25 (31st fastest t2/run split) and despite a sprint finish to try and get under 1:10 I finished in 13th place at 1:10:05.
Thouroughly enjoyed myself and looking forward to next midweek race over there on 6th july.
Need to do some running training & losing a few lbs wouldn't hurt !!
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