Well done mr morgan26, great result, and great to finish what must be the toughest event I\'ve ever done.
For my race it all went wrong on the swim! I went awol! And must have swum a further 500m. Totally lost my bearings in my search for clear water and thought I\'d go for a sightseeing tour of the lake. Having got out of the water with 39 minutes on my watch I more or less gave up with thoughts of any goal time and took it easy, and just enjoyed the experience. Possibly the worst bike ride I have done, I just never pushed myself and didn\'t feel out of breath. Until the run! I thought I\'ll take it easy on the first run lap and then push after that. My legs never got to the push bit and I just capitulated thereafter!
I was like the bloke who wobbles over the line at the London marathon with everyone willing him over the line, bad cramp with 100m to go!
Totally satisfying and will do it again next year without a doubt, and not be lazy! I was too relaxed before the race and did not feel \'up for it\'. That said it was without a doubt a fantastic experience, incredibly well organised event and amazing to be involved in the whole thing. Going to get some tips off James Gilfillan who finished 2nd. This guy is totally amazing. He works full time in my offices, doesn\'t train a massive amount during the week and beat some of the UK\'s top pros. Hats off to him, he deserves a big feature in 220 Triathlon. I\'m sure Dave probably knows him, I think he hails from your part of the world.
As for stats, here goes:
Gender pos: 344
Overall pos: 382
M35-39 pos: 86
Swim: 00:39:57 654
T1: 00:06:11 336
Bike out 00:15:22 173
Bike lap 1: 01:25:32 223
Bike lap 2: 01:36:26 176
T2: 00:02:34 515
Run lap 1: 00:35:44 488
Run lap 2: 00:42:01 522
Run lap 3: 00:47:01 623
Run in: 00:08:55 705
Total time: 06:19:40
So you see, run was a disaster, but I ran round all the time with a smile on my face, and enjoyed every minute of it!
Bring on next year!
But I am going to ride the bike course again in 2 weeks, just because I know I could have done so much better!
Got Bournemouth Olympic tri on 8th July, and I am determined to do better!
Morgan26, you up for it again next year?!?!